University of Pennsylvania Clinical Research Coordinator B in United States
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Posted Job Title
Clinical Research Coordinator B
Job Profile Title
Clinical Research Coordinator B
Job Description Summary
The Palliative and Advanced Illness Research (PAIR) Center is seeking a full-time clinical research coordinator (CRC) who will be responsible for day-to-day operations of multiple research studies among patients with advanced kidney disease. The mission of the PAIR Center is to generate high-quality evidence to advance healthcare policies and practices that improve the lives of all people affected by serious illness. The CRC will support a portfolio of research under the guidance of the Principal Investigator, Dr. Nwamaka Eneanya. Two of these projects will include (1) a study exploring the effectiveness of a video decision aid for renal supportive care on advance care planning among elderly patients with advanced kidney disease; and (2) a study that seeks to understand the impact of a behavioral health intervention on pain management among hemodialysis patients.
Specific duties of the CRC will include leading all aspects of recruitment of patients and caregivers from nephrology clinics at multiple health care sites, screening for eligible participants using electronic health records, conducting surveys and semi-structured interviews with multiple stakeholders including patients, caregivers, and clinicians, maintaining study databases, preparation and submission of IRB and other regulatory materials, contributing to manuscript development, and grant applications.
Independently screen and recruit patients and caregivers from clinical sites and administer surveys or conduct interviews to collect study data. This includes verifying patients’ electronic health records for study eligibility and interacting with clinical and administrative staff, patients, and caregivers in multiple clinical settings.
Lead database maintenance for multiple projects, including data entry, modifications, and data exports. Generate reports for team meetings and monitor study benchmarks.
Code and analyze qualitative data using NVivo software – including collaborative development of an interview coding guide and participating in iterative coding meetings with the study PI(s) and other team members to analyze themes and content for research purposes
Assist with preparation of grant proposals, progress reports, and manuscript development with guidance from the study PI
Independently submit and modify IRB applications perform study modifications, and continuing reviews
Participate in meetings with the PI/research team and other meetings for research staff including monthly staff meetings, weekly works-in-progress meetings, and monthly Center-wide meetings
Perform additional duties as assigned
Position contingent upon funding.
QualificationsBachelor's Degree with 2-4 years of related experience in research and clinical study methodologies or equivalent combination of education and experience is required
Experience in human subjects research is required.
Experience in health care is preferred, but not required.
Prior experience with qualitative research methods is preferred.
Strong computer skills are essential.
Candidate must be comfortable working with seriously ill patients and handling sensitive health information.
Candidate must be detail-oriented with excellent communication and interpersonal skills; highly organized; attentive to detail; ability to multi-task; and flexibility to shift focus between projects. Working ConditionsOffice, Library, Computer Room; Requires extensive safetyPhysical EffortTypically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less
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Perelman School of Medicine
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