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Clinical Research Coordinator A/B (ME-Division of Health Policy)

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Posted Job Title
Clinical Research Coordinator A/B (ME-Division of Health Policy)

Job Profile Title
Clinical Research Coordinator A

Job Description Summary
This position will assist in the management of multiple clinical trials and responsibilities in specific research area. Coordinate the screening of patients, subject enrollment, collection and storage of biological samples and related study documents, and collection of clinical data.

Assist with Institutional Review Board (IRB) filings and inquiries, and assist in the preparation of manuscripts, grant proposals, and research related presentations. 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

The Division of Health Policy is seeking a highly-motivated Clinical Research Coordinator A/B to be responsible for the day-to-day activities of multiple qualitative research studies that assess behavioral science approaches across multiple domains to improve health and healthcare delivery. This position requires previous qualitative experience and someone who can work collaboratively with investigators and the Senior Qualitative Research Scientist to assist in collecting qualitative data, coding and analysis of qualitative data, and assist with the writing of scholarly manuscripts.

In addition to the above, the Clinical Research Coordinator B will have demonstrated qualitative research experience and administrative skills. They will work with a team to collect, manage, and analyze qualitative data. They will assist in the development of data collection tools (interview guides, coding framework etc.), code books, and dissemination materials for multi-site, national, federally funded, collaborative qualitative research studies. The Clinical Research Coordinator B is expected to provide additional involvement in developing recruitment and other process strategies, and in presenting data and reports to the research team.

We are profoundly committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and we are seeking candidates who foster and support this commitment.

Position contingent upon funding.

Qualifications

Clinical Research Coordinator A
Bachelor's Degree with 1-2 years of related experience in research and clinical study methodologies or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Clinical Research Coordinator B
Bachelor's Degree with 2-3 years of related experience in research and clinical study methodologies or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Both levels: The successful candidate will have excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. She/He/They will be a highly motivated self-starter, detail oriented and have strong planning and prioritizing capabilities. Must be able to interact effectively with a variety of stakeholders, including investigators, clinical partners and patients. Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team. Comfort with web based platforms and technology strongly preferred. Previous qualitative research experience preferred. Familiarity with MS Word and Excel is essential; familiarity with good data management practices, REDCap and previous EHR experience preferred.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences or social science discipline (Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology, Communications, Public Health).
  • Master's degree preferred not required for Clinical Research Coordinator B position.
  • 1-3 years of qualitative data collection experience; including familiarity with in-depth interviewing, ethnography and the conduct of focus groups.
  • Experience using qualitative data analysis software; Knowledge of NVivo preferred.
  • Strong communication, writing and organizational skills.
  • Experience reading and analyzing scholarly manuscripts based on qualitative data.
  • Ability to work accurately, paying strict attention to detail, and willingness to do varied work.
  • Ability and willingness to travel occasionally.
  • Previous experience working in an academic medical environment, public health, or health services research strongly preferred, but not required.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative.


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
$36,401.00 - $55,814.33

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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