Clinical Research Coordinator A/B

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
06 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
05 Jan 2021
Ref
JR00026280
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

University Overview

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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 A/B (Surgery Dept.)

Job Profile Title

Clinical Research Coordinator A

Job Description Summary

This position will assist in the management of multiple clinical trials and responsibilities in specific research area. Coordinate the screening of patients, subject enrollment, collection and storage of biological samples and related study documents, and collection of clinical data. Assist with Institutional Review Board (IRB) filings and inquiries, and assist in the preparation of manuscripts, grant proposals, and research related presentations. Works closely with the Principal Investigator, manager, and study team to identify problems and develop solutions. Implement approved changes to procedures as needed and monitor results. Responsible for study coordination for investigator-initiated studies, multi-center research studies, and patient-oriented clinical and translational research projects.

This position is contingent upon funding.

Job Description

The Department of Surgery is recruiting a Clinical Research Coordinator A/B to support the Division of Cardiovascular Surgery clinical trials research. The CRC A will be responsible for the data entry, organizing, maintaining and assuring the accuracy of all study documentation. The coordinator will oversee 1 or more clinical trials, ensuring that the integrity of the protocol is maintained, all data and queries are answered in a timely manner, and AEs and SAEs are appropriately reported to the sponsor and IRB per protocol. The CRC will participate in clinic to explain the trial to the patient and family, review the consent form with patients and complete any research activities required. The CRC will conduct phone interviews if necessary. The CRC must complete relevant training to function in the role including Good Clinical Practice, electronic databases and processing and shipping specimens.

In addition to the above mentioned responsibilities, the Clinical Research Coordinator B will take an active lead in and be responsible for 3 or more trials, and also be responsible for continuing to work closely with the clinical care team on the development of a patient plan of care (duties would include using advanced imaging of patient anatomy to abstract detailed description of patient history to be added to their record, etc.). The Clinical Research Coordinator B will take an active role in preparation of trial audits and inspection. The CRC B will occasionally assist with mentoring junior coordinators and students, serving as an additional resource as they work on their assigned trials and projects.

Qualifications

  • Clinical Research Coordinator A: Bachelor's Degree with 1-3 years of related experience in research and clinical study methodologies or equivalent combination of education and experience is required
  • Clinical Research Coordinator B: 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

$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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