Clinical Research Education & Training Specialist (Cancer Center)

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Clinical Research Education & Training Specialist (Cancer Center)

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 Education & Training Specialist (Cancer Center)

Job Profile Title
Clinical Research Coordinator C

Job Description Summary
The Abramson Cancer Center (ACC) of the University of Pennsylvania is a world leader in developing and conducting innovative clinical trials for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. The ACC Clinical Research Unit (CRU) is
instrumental in the development and implementation of cancer clinical trials that offer cutting-edge oncology treatments. The ACC CRU is currently comprised of 14 Research Teams that support disease/discipline specific cancer programs within the ACC.

Job Description

The Clinical Research Education & Training Specialist for the ACC CRU reports to directly to Education and Training Program Manager (PM) and will work closely with the PM in matters related to the training needs for the clinical research staff of the CRU. In this role the Clinical Research Education and Training Specialist implements and continually updates a comprehensive training and orientation program for new hires including Program Managers, Clinical Research Nurses, Research Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Research Coordinators, Regulatory Coordinators, Biospecimen Coordinators, and Research Assistants working to support all ACC CRU Research Teams. Conducts training needs analyses to determine specific training needs for clinical research staff. Trains new staff to independently manage Phase I - IV complex clinical trials including, consenting, screening and enrolling participants after ensuring eligibility, managing participant treatment per protocol, collecting and reporting research data, reporting Serious Adverse Events per protocol, and ensuring adherence to protocol requirements. Creates tools and assessments to ensure effective training of new hires and reduce time to proficiency. Creates and maintains a system to document staff training to ensure completeness and quality of training. Continually assesses new staff to ensure they demonstrate vigilance in patient safety, protocol compliance and data quality. Conducts weekly meetings with new hires to assess progress and provide updates to Supervisor. Mentors and conducts performance monitoring reviews of new staff at the request of Supervisor. Facilitates ongoing training for Clinical Research Staff in conjunction with the Associate Director of Education and Quality Assurance and Program Managers. Identifies, selects, and/or develops appropriate training programs, including the selection or design of appropriate training tools and resources. Develops unit-wide innovations to improve processes and design new tools to increase unit efficiency while reducing errors. Assists ACC CRU Director of Clinical Operations and Associate Directors with writing and reviewing standard operating procedures to ensure staff adheres to all University of Pennsylvania, FDA and GCP guidelines. Assists ACC CRU Director of Clinical Operations and Associate Directors with unit wide improvement projects as needed. Assists Clinical Research Unit Medical Director & the Associate Director of Education & Quality Assurance with creation and implementation of a Training and Orientation program for Investigators.

POSITION IS CONTINGENT UPON FUNDING

Qualifications-

Bachelor's Degree and 3-5 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Training and experience in clinical research or clinical research compliance healthcare required. At least two years of experience in a hospital, academic medical center setting or pharma, with principle responsibilities related to clinical research and or research education preferred. Oncology experience preferred. Working knowledge of the Title 21 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), International Conference of Harmonisation (ICH) and Good Clinical (Research) Practice (GCP) Guidelines. Must have effective verbal, written communication and teaching skills. Must be well organized and have strong interpersonal skills.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$50,684.00 - $91,232.00

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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