EPINET Clinical Research Coordinator

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
27 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
27 Dec 2020
Ref
JR00025923
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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 will assist in the administration and coordination of the Eastern Pennsylvania arm of the Early Psychosis Intervention Network (EPINET) grant. Responsibilities include recruitment and conducting quantitative and qualitative assessments/interviews with participants, entering data and assisting with data checking/cleaning and maintaining all necessary Internal Review Board (IRB) documents/binders.

Job Description

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education.  http://www.med.upenn.edu/

The EPINET Clinical Research Coordinator (E-CRC) works under the supervision of the EPINET Principal Investigator (E-PI) to assist in the administration and coordination of the Eastern Pennsylvania arm of the Early Psychosis Intervention Network (EPINET) grant. Responsibilities include working closely with Eastern Pennsylvania First Episode Psychosis (PA FEP) clinic administrators and staff to identify eligible individuals for study participation, recruit and screen potentially eligible individuals for study participation, scheduling assessments and following up with study participants, conducting informed consents (including child assent and parental permissions) and study related quantitative and qualitative assessments/interviews with participants at all timepoints (i.e., baseline, 6-months, 12-months), entering data and assisting with data checking/cleaning, maintaining all necessary Internal Review Board (IRB) documents/binders, and perform other research-related responsibilities as assigned. The E-CRC reports to the E-PI. The E-CRC will coordinate activities with the Pennsylvania Early Intervention Center (PEIC). 

Qualifications

A Bachelor's Degree in Psychology or related field and 1 to 2 years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, required; Master’s degree preferred. Advanced skills in Excel/Microsoft Office Suite, familiarity with REDCap and mental health care, some administrative or research experience required. Skills and experience preferred: Knowledge of First Episode Psychosis (FEP) and the Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) model, experience with the FEP population, familiarity with coordination of large scale/multi-site research projects.

Background check required. Must pass Pennsylvania’s Child Protective Services Act (also known as Act 73) background checks, within 30-90 days of employment. Position continent on grant funding.

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

$36,401.00 - $65,521.00

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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