University of Pennsylvania CLINICAL RESEARCH COORD A in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-29335


School Name Perelman School of Medicine

Org OS-Orthopaedic Surgery Research

Posted to the Web 07/31/2018

Posted Job/Salary Grade 025

Employment Type Exempt

Hours N/A

Position Type Full Time

Position Schedule 7-4

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.

School/Center Overview

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education.


This position will support the faculty, residents, and fellows of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery’s Division of Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) subspecialty in the preparation for, conduct of, and completion of any and all Human Subjects Research projects in which they are engaged. This position will report administratively to the Director of Clinical Research for Orthopaedic Surgery through appropriate Project Managers and will report, on a study-specific basis to the respective principal investigators. The CRC will also work on Department level research initiatives as required.The ideal candidate has the duty to understand the role of the CRC as the intersection of study execution, customer service, subject safety, and overall compliance in clinical research. To this end, the proper candidate will be expected to have an understanding of clinical research regulations and operations from experience in and exposure to clinical research. The specific duties will be dependent on the protocols assigned and will include, but not be limited to, subject recruitment and enrollment, data capture and management, maintaining site files and inventory, reporting to sponsors and IRB as well as other regulatory bodies, and preparing for and assisting in conducting and documenting subject visits, both remote and at the site. Due to the potential for patient safety and/or deadline driven issues, communication and/or extended work outside the posted hours is expected as needed. Some studies may require on-call activity, working outside normal hours, some travel, exposure to radioactive materials, pharmaceuticals, working with blood or other human specimens, occasional lifting/stooping, and walking between hospital locations. Some studies may require work with children or the elderly and may require additional background checks either at hire or later.


A Bachelor’s Degree and 1 year to 3 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, are required.Prior experience as a CRC is a plus but not required. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong work ethic, the ability to work well with others, demonstrate the ability to embrace a complex role and be able to execute that role professionally. All staff members must adhere to UPHS standards for vaccinations, and all other applicable policies and regulations.The CRC must be extremely dependable, compassionate, able to meet deadlines, self-motivated, and highly efficient. They should be comfortable doing a variety of tasks, be able to balance multiple commitments, and be proficient at adaptive multi-tasking. They should demonstrate an interest in the work and personal and professional integrity. Must also demonstrate extreme sensitivity to the needs and comfort of children, patients and families involved in clinical trials. Penn CRC certification will be required, ACRP or SoCRA certification a plus. Must pass Pennsylvania’s Child Protective Services Act (also known as Act 73) background checks, within 30-90 days of employment. Must have valid driver’s license. Position contingent on funding.

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