Clinical Research Coordinator B, Radiology Department
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Job Description Summary
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 primary function of this position is to coordinate clinical research studies in the division of nuclear medicine in the department of Radiology and provide support for research activities. This CRC B will join a group of research staff that supports nuclear medicine research including ongoing investigator initiated and industry sponsored trials and new studies that are in development or start up phases. This position will be taking over the coordination of a number of ongoing active trials involving investigational radiotracers and PET imaging studies particularly in cancer and neurology. This position will be asked to work closely in conducting clinical trials with both Radiology investigators and investigators from referring departments (Oncology, Neurology, Psychiatry). The CRC B will be responsible for initiating and conducting participant screening, recruitment, enrollment, coordination and scheduling or research required procedures and visits and coordinating with the referring clinics to manage joint projects involving initial screening, scheduling of imaging visits and coordination of complex imaging visits involving multiple investigational radiotracers and specialized blood and image analysis. For clinical trials with therapeutic interventions the CRC B will manage recruitment, coordination of therapy and follow up visits and data and regulatory management of study records. The CRC B will organize, maintain, and keep up-to-date all required research documentation – to include but not limited to source documentation, case report forms, research charts and regulatory files. The CRC B will collect, review and report study data by completing electronic or paper case report forms, electronic data entry and resolving data queries. The CRC B will be responsible for the abstraction of medical record information from subject’s electronic medical records, interviews and/or questionnaires for entry into the research databases – including but not limited to RedCap, CTMS, Electronic data capture programs specified by study sponsors. The CRC B will be responsible for entering orders and scheduling study related visits in Pennchart and other radiology systems at Penn and sponsor provided electronic platform. Responsibilities include preparing and processing regulatory documents to all regulatory committees from study start up to study completion, interacting with study sponsors, preparing and participating in study audits, clinical trial initiation visits, monitoring and closeout visits. Image reconstructions, and image uploads to various electronic data management platforms will be a specialized task set for this position due to the nature of the research this position will support. Some studies will require sample processing or HPLC testing. Strong candidates for this position will have experience working in a lab space, phlebotomy training, and experience collecting samples.
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.
Position contingent upon funding.
Office, Library, Computer Room; Requires extensive safety
Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine
$42,953.00 - $77,315.00
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