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University of Pennsylvania Clinical Research Coordinator A/B (Surgery) 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 Coordinator A/B (Surgery)

Job Profile Title

Clinical Research Coordinator A

Job Description Summary

The Department of Surgery is recruiting a Clinical Research Coordinator A/B to support the division of cardiovascular surgery clinical trials research. The CRC A will be responsible for the data entry, organizing, maintaining and assuring the accuracy of all study documentation. The coordinator will oversee 1 or more clinical trials, ensuring that the integrity of the protocol is maintained, all data and queries are answered in a timely manner, and AEs and SAEs are appropriately reported to the sponsor and IRB per protocol. The CRC will participate in clinic to explain the trial to the patient and family, review the consent form with patients and complete any research activities required. The CRC will conduct phone interviews if necessary. The CRC must complete relevant training to function in the role including Good Clinical Practice, electronic databases and processing and shipping specimens.In addition to the above mentioned responsibilities, the Clinical Research Coordinator B will take an active lead in and be responsible for 3 or more trials, and also be responsible for continuing to work closely with the clinical care team on the development of a patient plan of care (duties would include using advanced imaging of patient anatomy to abstract detailed description of patient history to be added to their record, etc.). The Clinical Research Coordinator B will take an active role in preparation of trial audits and inspection. The CRC B will occasionally assist with mentoring junior coordinators and students, serving as an additional resource as they work on their assigned trials and projects.

Job Description

The Department of Surgery is recruiting a Clinical Research Coordinator A/B to support the division of cardiovascular surgery clinical trials research. The CRC A will be responsible for the data entry, organizing, maintaining and assuring the accuracy of all study documentation. The coordinator will oversee 1 or more clinical trials, ensuring that the integrity of the protocol is maintained, all data and queries are answered in a timely manner, and AEs and SAEs are appropriately reported to the sponsor and IRB per protocol. The CRC will participate in clinic to explain the trial to the patient and family, review the consent form with patients and complete any research activities required. The CRC will conduct phone interviews if necessary. The CRC must complete relevant training to function in the role including Good Clinical Practice, electronic databases and processing and shipping specimens.

In addition to the above mentioned responsibilities, the Clinical Research Coordinator B will take an active lead in and be responsible for 3 or more trials, and also be responsible for continuing to work closely with the clinical care team on the development of a patient plan of care (duties would include using advanced imaging of patient anatomy to abstract detailed description of patient history to be added to their record, etc.). The Clinical Research Coordinator B will take an active role in preparation of trial audits and inspection. The CRC B will occasionally assist with mentoring junior coordinators and students, serving as an additional resource as they work on their assigned trials and projects.

Position is contingent upon funding.QualificationsCRC A: Bachelor's Degree with 1-2 years of related experience in research and clinical study methodologies or equivalent combination of education and experience is required

CRC B: Bachelor's Degree with 2-4 years of related experience in research and clinical study methodologies or equivalent combination of education and experience is requiredWorking ConditionsOffice, Library, Computer Room; Requires extensive safetyPhysical 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

$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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