Job Details

University of Pennsylvania
  • Position Number: 3380792
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Position Type: Health - Healthcare Administration

Clinical Research Coordinator B/C (Pharmacology)

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. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Employers By State in 2021.

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.

COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement for all positions at the University of Pennsylvania. New hires are expected to be fully vaccinated before beginning work at the University. For more information about Penn's vaccine requirements and the use of Penn Open Pass, visit the Penn COVID-19 Response website for the latest information.

Posted Job Title
Clinical Research Coordinator B/C (Pharmacology)

Job Profile Title
Clinical Research Coordinator B

Job Description Summary
We are looking for a full-time experienced clinical research coordinator (CRC - level B or C) to work in a fast-paced translational immunology research laboratory. The CRC will be involved in projects aimed at understanding human immune health with study cohorts spanning both adult and pediatric medicine. We are looking for an experienced CRC who is enthusiastic and will work with research members to meet teams goals.

This position is contingent upon funding.

Job Description
  • The CRC-B will fully understand study designs and protocols. The CRC will be responsible for management of Institutional Review Board (IRB) documentation including continuing reviews, amendments, and reporting of adverse events and deviations. He/She will be actively involved in screening, consent, recruitment, enrollment, data capture and data entry. CRC will schedule patient blood draws according to IRB guidelines and follow up with patients and families involved in the study. The CRC will organize and maintain all documentation required by the investigator and sponsor and be able to quickly generate needed reports. The candidate will be expected to maintain non-traditional personnel status at the Children's hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and connect CHOP and Penn research platforms. In addition, the candidate will be responsible for coordination and electronic documentation of sample transmission from phlebotomy to a research processing core and eventually to the sponsor. The successful candidate will demonstrate vigilance in patient safety and protocol compliance and be able to perform regulatory review and ensure data quality.

  • The CRC-B is expected to function with minimal supervision, provide assistance to other coordinators and take a leadership role in making sure all study duties are completed. CRC-B may be asked to lead team meetings.

  • In addition to the duties above, the CRC-C is expected to function independently, supervise and train junior coordinators and provide oversight for multiple studies. Identify and anticipate potential issues and work with the project manager to proactively prepare for such scenarios. With guidance, the CRC-C will assist the project manager in completing study goals when needed.

Position is contingent upon funding

For CRC-B, a Bachelor's Degree and 2-3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

For a CRC-C, a Bachelor's degree and 4+ years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Both positions require excellent oral and written communication skills to interact with clinicians, researchers, patients, and families. Prior experience with IRB guidelines and submissions, IRB protocol compliance and policies, human subject research practices and professional skills in the execution of clinical research protocols is required. Candidate must have strong computer skills with proficiency in accessing, sharing, and modifying documents (excel, work, google docs, etc.) across platforms. Excellent organization, attention to detail and strong problem-solving skills are required. Must be able to work in a team environment

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
$42,953.00 - $65,861.00

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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