Clinical Research Coordinator B

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 Department of Family Medicine and Community Health is seeking a Research Coordinator B to support and implement daily operations for diverse quantitative and qualitative research projects focused on improving the impact, quality, and implementation of cancer screening and care.

Job Description

The Research Coordinator B will support and implement daily operations for diverse quantitative and qualitative research projects focused on improving the impact, quality, and implementation of cancer screening and care. In coordination with project principal investigators, project managers, and analysts, this position will help to manage a range of existing research project including a pilot trial to evaluate digital health interventions for patients with lung cancer, a multisite project to develop quality metrics for lung cancer screening, and a mixed methods project to develop implementation strategies to decrease delays in cervical cancer care in Sub-Saharan Africa. In addition to coordinating clinical trials, this individual will also support primary data collection by conducting interviews and surveys, and supporting mixed methods analysis. The person will 1) develop project documentation, including portions of project plans, study protocols, standard operating procedures, and IRB and other regulatory documents; 2) execute research project activities by initiating study procedures; conducting and overseeing recruitment, screening, enrollment, and follow-up procedures for study participants; and coordinating and conducting primary data collection and preparation; 3) draft reports, memos, abstracts, manuscripts, presentations, and proposals; and 4) coordinate meetings and track project tasks and deliverables; and implement other research activities as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree and 2-3 years of research experience in a clinical or academic setting or equivalent combination of education and related experience. Excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong organizational skills and attention to detail; demonstrated ability to problem solve and identify and utilize available resources; demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities concurrently and coordinate project inputs and stakeholders; strong interpersonal skills, judgment, and diplomacy to work effectively with diverse internal and external stakeholders; proficiency with standard office software (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook); and experience managing clinical trial or study protocols. Preferred qualifications: Master’s degree; experience conducting and analyzing qualitative data; knowledge of software for, electronic data capture (e.g., REDCap) and qualitative data analysis (e.g., NVivo, Atlas.ti).

This position is contingent upon funding.

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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