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University of Pennsylvania Clinical Research Coordinator A/B (Orthopaedic Surgery Research) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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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.

Posted Job Title

Clinical Research Coordinator A/B (Orthopaedic Surgery Research)

Job Profile Title

Clinical Research Coordinator A

Job Description Summary

CRC A: This entry-level position will support the faculty and clinical research staff of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in the preparation for, conduct of, and completion of all Human Subjects Research projects and sub-projects in which they are engaged, specifically for the Human Motion Lab. This position requires significant dedication and resilience to acquire and apply regulatory knowledge with the duty to protect research patient safety and data integrity. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are necessary as interacting with patients and clinicians is a regular part of this position. In addition to maintaining appropriate human subjects records, this position will also support human subjects data collection and analysis performed in the Human Motion Lab. This experimental work includes acquiring ultrasound images, assessing participant function using dynamometry and motion capture, and processing study data. The candidate will need to quickly develop competency in motion capture, ultrasonography, EMG, and dynamometry. Experience programming in MATLAB/Python, small electronics (Arduino), biomechanical data collection is desired but not required. This position will report administratively to the project manager of the FOP Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and will report, on a study-specific basis, to the respective principal investigators. The CRC-A will also work on department level research, education, and quality/process improvement initiatives as required.CRC B:This mid-level position will support the faculty and clinical research staff of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in the preparation for, conduct of, and completion of all Human Subjects Research projects and sub-projects in which they are engaged, specifically for the Human Motion Lab. This position requires significant dedication and resilience to acquire and apply regulatory knowledge with the duty to protect research patient safety and data integrity. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are necessary as interacting with patients and clinicians is a regular part of this position. In addition to maintaining appropriate human subjects records, this position will also support human subjects data collection and analysis performed in the Human Motion Lab. This experimental work includes acquiring ultrasound images, assessing participant function using dynamometry and motion capture, and processing study data. The candidate will need to quickly develop competency in motion capture, ultrasonography, EMG, and dynamometry. Experience programming in MATLAB/Python, small electronics (Arduino), biomechanical data collection is desired but not required. This position will report administratively to the project manager of the FOP Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and will report, on a study-specific basis, to the respective principal investigators. The CRC-A will also work on department level research, education, and quality/process improvement initiatives as required.

Job Description

CRC A:

This entry-level position will support the faculty and clinical research staff of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in the preparation for, conduct of, and completion of all Human Subjects Research projects and sub-projects in which they are engaged, specifically for the Human Motion Lab. This position requires significant dedication and resilience to acquire and apply regulatory knowledge with the duty to protect research patient safety and data integrity. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are necessary as interacting with patients and clinicians is a regular part of this position. In addition to maintaining appropriate human subjects records, this position will also support human subjects data collection and analysis performed in the Human Motion Lab. This experimental work includes acquiring ultrasound images, assessing participant function using dynamometry and motion capture, and processing study data. The candidate will need to quickly develop competency in motion capture, ultrasonography, EMG, and dynamometry. Experience programming in MATLAB/Python, small electronics (Arduino), biomechanical data collection is desired but not required. This position will report administratively to the project manager of the FOP Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and will report, on a study-specific basis, to the respective principal investigators. The CRC-A will also work on department level research, education, and quality/process improvement initiatives as required.

CRC B:

This mid-level position will support the faculty and clinical research staff of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in the preparation for, conduct of, and completion of all Human Subjects Research projects and sub-projects in which they are engaged, specifically for the Human Motion Lab. This position requires significant dedication and resilience to acquire and apply regulatory knowledge with the duty to protect research patient safety and data integrity. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are necessary as interacting with patients and clinicians is a regular part of this position. In addition to maintaining appropriate human subjects records, this position will also support human subjects data collection and analysis performed in the Human Motion Lab. This experimental work includes acquiring ultrasound images, assessing participant function using dynamometry and motion capture, and processing study data. The candidate will need to quickly develop competency in motion capture, ultrasonography, EMG, and dynamometry. Experience programming in MATLAB/Python, small electronics (Arduino), biomechanical data collection is desired but not required. This position will report administratively to the project manager of the FOP Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and will report, on a study-specific basis, to the respective principal investigators. The CRC-A will also work on department level research, education, and quality/process improvement initiatives as required.

Qualifications:

CRC A: A Bachelor's Degree is required and 1 year to 2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred. Clinical research experience musculoskeletal (orthopaedics, physical therapy, physical medicine) patients is preferred. This position requires entry to mid-level professional skills and well-developed speaking, writing, and interpersonal abilities. Fluency in both spoken and written English and at least a college level of reading proficiency in English is preferred. The optimal candidate will also have demonstrable basic math skills. Experience with electronic data collection systems preferred. A high level of proficiency with UPHS medical records system and research processes is an indispensable part of the job and should be present at the time of hire or developed immediately thereafter. The position also requires working knowledge and understanding of the regulatory environment in which human subjects research occurs and conducting research operations accordingly. This includes but is not limited to ICH GCP, 21 CFR, 45 CFR 46, the HIPAA privacy rule, and similar. ACRP and/or SoCRA certification are preferred but not required. Certification is expected within 2 years of hire. Knowledge in the clinical practice of Orthopaedic Surgery is not expected at the time of hire but should be aggressively acquired through clinical exposure with faculty, attendance at Department and Division level meetings, and ongoing independent reading and discussion with faculty and other clinical practitioners, as appropriate to ongoing studies, evolving faculty interests and Departmental/Divisional needs. The candidate should be energetic, interactive and comfortable working both independently and also as part of a team. Excellent customer service inclination and problem-solving skills are required. The candidate must be extremely dependable, compassionate, able to meet deadlines, self-motivated, and highly efficient. They should be comfortable organizing, prioritizing and executing a variety of tasks. They should demonstrate interest in the work, a strong work ethic, and personal and professional integrity. Some travel is possible and a valid driver's license is required. The general work week is 40 hours per week. Willingness and ability to accommodate study and Departmental/Institutional needs outside the specific 40 hour window is expected and required. We welcome individuals who have completed graduate school (Masters or PhD) who wish to transition into clinical research to apply. Compliance with UPHS vaccination and immunization policies is required. UPHS clinical clearance and compliance with other departmental policies applicable to clinical staff is required. Other clearances may apply either at the time of hire or later. Experience with biomechanics research and scientific computing is highly desired but not required. This position is contingent upon funding.

CRC B: A Bachelor's Degree is required and 2 year to 4 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred. Clinical research experience musculoskeletal (orthopaedics, physical therapy, physical medicine) patients is preferred. This position requires entry to mid-level professional skills and well-developed speaking, writing, and interpersonal abilities. Fluency in both spoken and written English and at least a college level of reading proficiency in English is preferred. The optimal candidate will also have demonstrable basic math skills. Experience with electronic data collection systems preferred. A high level of proficiency with UPHS medical records system and research processes is an indispensable part of the job and should be present at the time of hire or developed immediately thereafter. The position also requires working knowledge and understanding of the regulatory environment in which human subjects research occurs and conducting research operations accordingly. This includes but is not limited to ICH GCP, 21 CFR, 45 CFR 46, the HIPAA privacy rule, and similar. ACRP and/or SoCRA certification are preferred but not required. Certification is expected within 2 years of hire. Knowledge in the clinical practice of Orthopaedic Surgery is not expected at the time of hire but should be aggressively acquired through clinical exposure with faculty, attendance at Department and Division level meetings, and ongoing independent reading and discussion with faculty and other clinical practitioners, as appropriate to ongoing studies, evolving faculty interests and Departmental/Divisional needs. The candidate should be energetic, interactive and comfortable working both independently and also as part of a team. Excellent customer service inclination and problem-solving skills are required. The candidate must be extremely dependable, compassionate, able to meet deadlines, self-motivated, and highly efficient. They should be comfortable organizing, prioritizing and executing a variety of tasks. They should demonstrate interest in the work, a strong work ethic, and personal and professional integrity. Some travel is possible and a valid driver's license is required. The general work week is 40 hours per week. Willingness and ability to accommodate study and Departmental/Institutional needs outside the specific 40 hour window is expected and required. We welcome individuals who have completed graduate school (Masters or PhD) who wish to transition into clinical research to apply. Compliance with UPHS vaccination and immunization policies is required. UPHS clinical clearance and compliance with other departmental policies applicable to clinical staff is required. Other clearances may apply either at the time of hire or later. Experience with biomechanics research and scientific computing is highly desired but not required. This position is contingent upon funding.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

$36,401.00 - $65,521.00

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.

    To learn more, please visit: https://www.hr.upenn.edu/PennHR/benefits-pay

    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.

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