Research Coordinator

Pennsylvania, United States
23 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
21 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.

Job Description Summary

The Research Coordinator will be required to coordinate the day-to-day operations for several research protocols. He/she will be responsible for the abstraction of complex medical data in order to determine study eligibility. Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, the research coordinator will manage data using different tools, systems and statistical software package and submit protocol modifications and continuing reviews to the IRB as needed, perform literature review, and write reports and sections of grant proposals and manuscripts for publication. The Coordinator role may also include direct patient interaction, such as enrolling patients in studies. There will also be an opportunity to participate in the design, conduct, analysis and writing of clinical research studies, along with the production of tables and figures. The job will also entail administrative responsibilities that will include organizing and filing research materials, data entry and extraction and proof reading.

Job Description

The Research Coordinator will be responsible for implementing day-to-day operations for health policy and cancer outcomes data analysis projects and randomized controlled trials. The research coordinator will support the research team by completing tasks in a timely basis in order to fulfill project deadlines; this will include leading the development of deliverables (proposals, policy briefs, literature reviews, etc.) to be shared internally and / or externally and identifying patient cohorts for clinical research projects through chart reviews. Notably, research coordinator will be working with VA data. This person will also work with the Project Manager to manage the data teams and produce the final data reports, tables, and presentation materials to be shared externally. The research coordinator will coordinate with the Project Manager to manage IRB protocols, project timelines, and organize team meetings, including internal meetings and external meetings at project sites. This person may be asked to travel (when travel is allowed by the University of Pennsylvania) to external sites to participate in study design meetings, to check in on study progress and share analyses. We expect this position to grow to support multiple research projects in the near future as they are funded.


Bachelor's Degree and 1 to 2 years of research related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills are required. This person should have an understanding of the healthcare system and a desire to expand this knowledge base.  Experience working with data systems and understanding good data management practices preferred. Experience using VA datasets is preferred. Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.  Ability, to work effectively independently is required. Strong PC skills in Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, and Powerpoint is required. Accuracy, dependability, and attention to detail will be vital in this position. Position contingent upon funding.

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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