Clinical Research Coordinator A (Neurology)

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Clinical Research Coordinator A (Neurology)

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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 (Neurology)

Job Profile Title
Clinical Research Coordinator A

Job Description Summary
A full-time position has opened in the Penn FTD Center in the Department of Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania. The language team at the FTD Center focuses on developing automated methods to analyze digital speech signals from patients with neurodegenerative conditions including Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) and related disorders. We are adapting cutting edge technologies, including Automated Speech Recognition (ASR), Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Forced Alignment (FA) for clinical research implementations. We validate abnormal speech features derived with these computational tools against current established disease markers with a multimodal dataset that include clinical, imaging, genetic, and biofluid data. This position is primarily involved in collecting experimental conversational digital speech data from patients, coordinates with other research coordinators within the FTD Center collecting standardized speech data, is responsible for maintaining study essential documents, including but not limited to informed consent (if applicable), patient enrollment log, digital speech data tracking, transfer, manual validation, transcription, processing, storage, preliminary statistical analyses, and administrative coordination. Assists with inquiries, research progress reports for Institutional Review Board (IRB) modifications, continuing reviews, data and material transfer agreement. 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.

Job Description

A full-time position has opened in the Penn FTD Center in the Department of Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania. The language team at the FTD Center focuses on developing automated methods to analyze digital speech signals from patients with neurodegenerative conditions including Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) and related disorders. We are adapting cutting edge technologies, including Automated Speech Recognition (ASR), Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Forced Alignment (FA) for clinical research implementations. We validate abnormal speech features derived with these computational tools against current established disease markers with a multimodal dataset that include clinical, imaging, genetic, and biofluid data. This position is primarily involved in collecting experimental conversational digital speech data from patients, coordinates with other research coordinators within the FTD Center collecting standardized speech data, is responsible for maintaining study essential documents, including but not limited to informed consent (if applicable), patient enrollment log, digital speech data tracking, transfer, manual validation, transcription, processing, storage, preliminary statistical analyses, and administrative coordination. Assists with inquiries, research progress reports for Institutional Review Board (IRB) modifications, continuing reviews, data and material transfer agreement. 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.

Qualifications
Requires a BS/BA degree in linguistics, psychology, neuroscience or a related discipline and 1-2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and expereince required. Past research working in a similar lab setting is highly desirable. Experience managing data repositories, performing statistical analyses, and/or administering neurolinguistic tests is preferred. The candidate must be able to work independently and have strong organizational and interpersonal skills. A two-year commitment is preferred. Position is contingent upon funding. Background check is required.

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.

University Benefits

  • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
  • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
  • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
  • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family-whatever your personal needs may be.
  • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
  • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
  • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
  • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement-and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
  • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
  • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
  • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
  • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.




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