Clinical Research Coordinator B

Pennsylvania, United States
26 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
26 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Job Description Summary

This position's primary function is to facilitate, promote, and ensure good clinical practice in the conduct of all research protocols in the Department/Center. Independently manages different phases of complex clinical trials and mentors Coordinators and Research Assistants. Works with partnering institutions and creates multi-center budgets and manages expenses. Participates in study team meetings, disease site group meetings, and ongoing protocol training/compliance meetings. Supports in the monitoring of external sites and assists in the management of multisite trials. Adheres to all University and other regulatory guidelines.

Job Description

This position is contingent upon available funding.

This position requires an experienced Research Coordinator to assist in clinical research tasks in the Cardio-Oncology Clinical Research program.  A variety of skills requiring previous experience are required including: screening records for eligibility, recruitment of study subjects, conducting study visits, data collection and entry, coordinating with study team members and external departments to successfully execute studies.  This position will also assist with regulatory submissions, database management, and  on on-boarding of junior staff.

Identify and recruit study subjects - screen regularly to identify potential patients for specific studies and determine patient eligibility by communicating with physicians, clinical staff, and by reviewing medical data.  Recruit patients and explain protocol and consent forms.  Assure original signed consent forms are maintained in the study binder.

Data entry – complete source documents and worksheets and complete and/or enter all clinical record forms (CRFs) in a timely manner.  Obtain records required to complete CRFs. Resolve data queries.

Organize and coordinate study visits – schedule study  visits within protocol designated time frames.; assure research orders and billing information are properly entered into the electronic medical record; ensure protocol dictated patient remuneration.  Perform study procedures with appropriate training, including administering neurocognitive testing and performing ECGs.

Sample processing and management – process, label, and story  human subject blood samples according to study protocol; manage sample inventory systems, coordinate pulling banked samples as needed. 

Correspond regularly with the Institutional review board (IRB), Scientific Review Committee, and other regulatory boards – create and maintain regulatory binder for each study; participate in preparation and processing of all regulatory submissions. 

Assist in all study start up activities, including database development, preparation of manuals, development of study logs, and training study team. 5%

Assist in on-boarding of junior staff. Perform additional duties as assigned.


Bachelor's Degree with 2-4 years of related experience in research and clinical study methodologies or equivalent combination of education and experience is required

Working Conditions

Office, Library, Computer Room; Requires extensive safety

Physical Effort

Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

$42,953.00 - $77,315.00

Affirmative Action Statement 

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements 

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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