University of Pennsylvania CLINICAL RESEARCH COORD B in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-28420


School Name Perelman School of Medicine

Org NE-Neurology

Posted to the Web 07/06/2018

Posted Job/Salary Grade 026

Employment Type Exempt

Hours N/A

Position Type Full Time

Position Schedule 8:00 -5:00

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.


The Clinical Research Coordinator will be responsible for the execution of all clinical trial aspects from start to finish, including but not limited to the implementation of clinical protocol requirements for the MS Division. The Clinical Research Coordinator will provide support to patients enrolled into clinical trials, facilitate patient/physician communication. Communication with primary physicians which will include coordinating all clinical visit activities for assigned studies and be responsible for tracking MS symptoms, medication side effects, and dispensing and tracking experimental drug use. They will participate as part of a multidisciplinary team member in the care of patients receiving treatment on clinical research protocols to provide optimal health care for MS patients. The Clinical Research Coordinator will communicate any updates to the MS Center staff concerning drug study patients including any important information (i.e., patient deaths, emergency admissions) to appropriate personnel. They will have regular contact with external contacts to explain specialized matters, occasionally to enforce policies. Some limited responsibility involving the direction of student and temporary workers.The Clinical Research Coordinator will host periodic monitor visits with respective pharmaceutical companies as well as interact with internal physicians and external physicians to recruit appropriate new patients for clinical trials. They will review new protocols for appropriateness and feasibility, coordinate designated studies ensuring that all records are updated and readily available to the department, the university, the sponsor and the Food and Drug Administration upon request. Screening perspective study participants (patients) for clinical trials and drafting the IRB protocol and all IRB correspondence for assigned drug studies will be a major responsibility in this role. Should the use of medical facilities be required for drug studies (i.e., CTRC, EEG lab, Radiology), compliance and cooperation standard should be maintained. The Clinical Research Coordinator will work with the Office of Clinical Research, Department Business Office, and Contracts Manager to develop study budget, help to facilitate budget negotiation, review monthly financial reports for accounting and budgeting of available funds and invoice for study payments. It is expected they will promote organizational values of patient and visitor satisfaction by demonstrating courtesy and respect for patients and their families, visitors and other employees. Providing care for patients in all age groups, demonstrates competence in the assessment, treatment and care of patients served and will be expected to exhibit a professional and compassionate demeanor in performance of duties and to be unfailingly responsive to the needs of patients.Position is contingent on continued funding. May include nights and weekends.


A Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years to 4 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. The coordinator must be detail oriented, have prior experience with IRB guidelines, policies, human subject research practices and appropriate professional skills in the execution of research protocols. Must have a strong ability to communicate with clinicians, researchers, patients and families. Job will require communication with staff and patients outside of office hours.

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.

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