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University of Pennsylvania Clinical Research Assistant B in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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.

Posted Job Title

Clinical Research Assistant B

Job Profile Title

Clinical Research Assistant B

Job Description Summary

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. http://www.med.upenn.edu/

Job Description

Assist with study coordination and recruitment for investigator-initiated studies, multi-center research studies, and patient-oriented clinical and translational research projects within the Renal, Electrolyte, and Hypertension Division. Works directly with study physicians, research nurses, study coordinators, and other research staff. Performs recruiting, prepping charts, creating source documents, ordering of supplies and equipment, study visits, consenting of participants, processing, and shipping of labs, entering data into databases, picking up and delivering supplies and specimens, and escorting participants to other testing/procedure areas. Maintain and file study records, logs, databases, and spreadsheets. Knowledge of medical terminology and ability to read lab reports needed. Familiarity working with Penn chart is preferred. Willing to learn medical procedures, ie, phlebotomy, ECG, etc. Willing to work off site and flexible hours including occasional weekends.

We are looking for a highly motivated, dedicated and enthusiastic individual who will provide study assistance/coordination for patient-oriented clinical and translational research projects within the Renal Division. The primary duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist with Institutional Review Board (IRB) documentation including submissions, continuing reviews, amendments, and adverse event reporting.

  • Assist, process, file, and organize study and regulatory documentation.

  • Assist in the coordination, creation, organization, and maintenance of all documentation, logs, spreadsheets, and databases required by sponsor or clinical research organizations (CROs) - source documentation, case report forms, study, and regulatory binders, and patient binders.

  • Assist in resolving regulatory-related queries with IRB, study sponsors, and CROs.

  • Work with research sponsors, CROs, or regulatory agencies on study initiation, monitoring, closeout visits, and any audits.

  • Research data entry.

*Assist with performing study visits, consenting of participants,

*Picking up and delivering supplies and specimens, and escorting participants to other testing/procedure areas

  • Recruit, screen, and enroll patients as specified per protocol.

  • Schedule patient visits and necessary testing.

  • Process and ship blood, urine, and serum specimens.

  • Obtain records and any other material required to complete case report forms and comply with protocols.

QualificationsA minimum of a high school diploma and 3– 5 years clinical trial/clinical research experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Previous experience in a healthcare setting is preferred. Effective problem-solving abilities. Effective communication and writing skills. Ability to multi-task. Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team as well as independently. Knowledge of IRB and human research protection regulations. Knowledge of medical terminology is required. Willing to learn procedures such as phlebotomy, EKG's, PWV's, etc.

Working ConditionsOffice, library, computer roomPhysical EffortTypically 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

$17.58 - $31.65

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.

The University of Pennsylvania's special character is reflected in the diversity of the Penn community. We seek talented faculty and staff who will constitute a vibrant community that draws on the strength that comes with a substantive institutional commitment to diversity along dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, veteran status, interests, perspectives, and socioeconomic status. Grounded in equal opportunity, nondiscrimination, and affirmative action, Penn's robust commitment to diversity is fundamental to the University's mission of advancing knowledge, educating leaders for all sectors of society, and public service. The University of Pennsylvania prohibits unlawful discrimination based on 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.