Clinical Research Coordinator

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

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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.

Posted Job Title
Clinical Research Coordinator B

Job Profile Title
Clinical Research Coordinator B

Job Description Summary

The Palliative and Advanced Illness Research (PAIR) Center is seeking a full-time clinical research coordinator who will be responsible for supporting multiple components of  a large pragmatic trial of electronic health record (EHR)-based implementation strategies to increase lung-protective ventilation (LPV) among mechanically ventilated adult patients including (1) all qualitative aspects; and (2) day-to-day operations of this study.  In this work, the coordinator will be required to act autonomously in his/her decision-making, display excellent communication skills, and good judgment.

This position is contingent upon funding.

Job Description

Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, the coordinator’s primary responsibilities will include engaging clinicians and leadership at multiple UPHS ICUs, undertaking semi-structured in-person or phone interviews with 120 clinicians to understand acceptability and feasibility of implementation strategies, coding and analysis of transcribed interviews along with collaborative development of an interview coding guide, training junior staff on coding methods, adjudicating coding meetings. The CRC will also be responsible for various day-to-day study operations including maintaining study databases, assisting with IRB documentation and compliance, and assisting with the preparation and dissemination of study materials to ICU clinicians which may include pamphlets, webinars, and emails. 


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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