Clinical Research Coordinator B/C (Pathology and Laboratory Medicine)

Clinical Research Coordinator B/C (Pathology and Laboratory Medicine)

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Posted Job Title
Clinical Research Coordinator B/C (Pathology and Laboratory Medicine)

Job Profile Title
Clinical Research Coordinator B

Job Description Summary
The Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) will work in the new Center for AI and Data Science for Integrated Diagnostics (AI2D) in the department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. The Coordinator will help develop, coordinate, and execute clinical trials aimed at improving screening for underdiagnosed diseases and developing a learning health system. This will include evaluating EHR machine learning models and model-triggered decision support. Projects will span cardiovascular disease and cancer, include prospective observational and retrospective studies, and include single-site and multi-site studies.

Job Description

The University of Pennsylvania is seeking a Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) to join the laboratory of Dr. Daniel Herman in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and the new Center for AI and Data Science for Integrated Diagnostics (AI2D). The coordinator will join a group of research staff that support clinical AI and data science research, including ongoing investigator-initiated studies and new studies that are in development or start-up phases. More specifically, the Coordinator will help develop, coordinate, and execute clinical trials aimed at improving screening for underdiagnosed diseases and developing components of a learning health system. This will include evaluating EHR machine learning models and model-triggered decision support. Projects will span cardiovascular disease and cancer, include prospective observational and retrospective studies, and include single-site and multi-site studies.

Clinical Research Coordinator B: With minimal supervision, coordinate Phase 0-III clinical trials. Recruit, consent and screen patients according to protocol. Schedule patient visits and any necessary testing. Monitor patients per protocol requirements and ensure adherence to protocol requirements. Organize and maintain all documentation required by the Investigator, sponsor or CRO, includes source documentation, case report forms, and research charts. Collect, review and report study data. Complete case report forms and resolve data queries. Process and ship study specimens including blood and urine. Conduct or coordinate study visits, as well as lead study team meetings. Help to develop complex documents such as protocols and consents, lead local team meetings, and overall take a leadership role on trial duties. Will have limited supervision in the management of clinical trials and will need to use more independent judgment. Show vigilance in patient safety, protocol compliance and data qualify. Adhere to all University of Pennsylvania, FDA and GCP guidelines.

Clinical Research Coordinator C: Perform the duties above with more limited supervision. In addition, will more independently develop complex documents such as protocols and consents, lead multi-site team meetings, and take a lead role in study communication with internal and external groups. Work directly with investigators to design, set-up and execute studies. Accountable for making sure study timelines and goals are met. Independently move a clinical trial through each phase of development, resolving issues and queries with input from a supervisor as required. Management of clinical trials and will need to use more independent judgment.

Qualifications:
  • Clinical Research Coordinator B: Bachelor's degree and 2-4 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
  • Clinical Research Coordinator C: Bachelor's degree and at least 4 to 6 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
  • Practical experience designing and coordinating the day-to-day activities of clinical research projects required
  • Effective problem solving abilities and sound judgement required
  • Effective communication and writing skills required
  • Strong organizational and time management skills required
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently required
  • Knowledge of IRB and human research protection regulations required
  • Experience with multi-site clinical trials preferred
  • Experience with Redcap or other tools for organizing study data preferred
  • Experience with processing of blood specimens and/or phlebotomy a plus
  • A strong passion for empirical research and predictive medicine a plus


Position contingent upon funding*

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$42,953.00 - $65,861.00

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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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