Clinical Research Coordinator A, General Internal Medicine

Pennsylvania, United States
08 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
08 Feb 2021
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.

Posted Job Title

Clinical Research Coordinator A (General Internal Medicine)
Job Profile Title

Clinical Research Coordinator A
Job Description Summary

Job Description

The Penn Center for Community Health Workers (PCCHW, is a nationally-recognized hub for Community Health Worker (CHW) research, patient care, and dissemination. CHWs, hired from within local communities, provide social support, advocacy, and navigation to patients from marginalized communities. PCCHW’s IMPaCT model has served more than 10,000 people in Philadelphia and has been proven to improve primary care access, chronic disease control, and mental health while reducing hospital days by 65%. In the last three years, IMPaCT has become the most widely disseminated CHW program in the United States; it is being replicated by organizations across 18 different states. The Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) will report to the Research Project Manager and will provide support for ongoing research and evaluation studies assessing innovation and implementation of the IMPaCT model in multiple settings, technical assistance work with CHW programs across the country, and strategic support for clinical operation of IMPaCT at Penn Medicine.

The CRC will support coordination of ongoing studies, including a project evaluating the implementation of IMPaCT in new health care settings. Responsibilities include communication with the study team and external partners, data collection, analysis, and dissemination of results through peer-reviewed publications, presentations at scientific meetings, and public-facing reports. The CRC will also support PCCHW's training and technical assistance with health systems across the country related to data infrastructure and evaluation strategies to assess program impact. Additional responsibilities include support for patient identification, enrollment, and ongoing evaluation of the IMPaCT program at Penn Medicine. Other duties include grant-writing, communication with funders, preparation and submission of regulatory documentation to the Institutional Review Board (IRB), and ensuring timely completion of ongoing protocols.

Bachelor's Degree with 1-3 years of related experience in research and clinical study methodologies or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Experience with coordinating research and evaluation projects, including project management, data collection and analysis, and database management
  • Experience gained in a clinical environment, and working knowledge of health data systems
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, particularly the ability to explain topics and concepts in an easy-to-understand, accessible manner both verbally and in writing
  • Excellent organizational skills, including effective problem-solving abilities and detail-orientation
  • Very familiar with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Interest in and experience with health equity research and interventions
  • Training and facilitation experience with adult learners a plus

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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