University of Pennsylvania CLINICAL RESEARCH COORDINATOR A/ B in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-22794


School Name Perelman School of Medicine

Org SU-Surgery Administration

Posted to the Web 05/12/2016

Posted Job/Salary Grade 025/ 026

Employment Type Exempt

Hours 40.00

Position Type Full Time

Position Schedule 8-5

Months 12

Position Length Contingent Upon Funding

Position End Date

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.


We are looking for a highly motivated, dedicated, independent and enthusiastic individual who will provide study coordination for patient-oriented clinical and translation research projects within the Department of Surgery. The clinical research coordinator will be responsible for data entry, organizing, maintaining and assuring the accuracy of all study documentation. The coordinator provide study coordination for patient-oriented clinical and translation research projects within the department of Surgery, ensuring that the integrity of the protocol is maintained, all data and queries are answered in a timely manner, appropriate AEs and SAEs are reported to the sponsor and IRB per protocol. The CRC will participate in clinic to explain the trial to the patient and family, enroll and consent patients and complete any follow-up or research activity required. The CRC will conduct phone interviews if necessary. The CRC must complete relevant training to function in the role including electronic databases, processing and shipping specimens and phlebotomy. The CRC must be sufficiently knowledgeable about Microsoft word, Excel and other standard programs. The CRC must maintain professionalism and follow the guidelines of the institution. The Clinical Research Coordinator B will work under general supervision, and will take an active lead in and be responsible for several patient-oriented clinical and translation research projects and also be responsible for continuing to work on the development of a patient plan of care (duties here would include using advanced imaging of patient anatomy to abstract detailed description of patient history to be added to their record, etc.). This position will prepare and process all IRB documentation, including submissions, continuing reviews, amendments, and adverse event reporting. Position is contingent on continued funding.


A Bachelor’s Degree and 1 year to 2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Effective communication and writing skills. Ability to multi-task. Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team as well as independently. Willing to work with diverse patient populations and be comfortable in an operating room environment. Must be able to learn and operate cameras and advanced imaging systems. Knowledge of IRB and human research protection regulations. Clinical Research Coordinator B: All of the above; and Bachelor’s degree with 2-4 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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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