Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-27038
School Name Perelman School of Medicine
Org PS-Center for the Neuroscience of Depression & Stress
Posted to the Web 10/05/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade 025
Employment Type Exempt
Hours N/A
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule Varied
Months 12
Position Length Contingent Upon Funding
Position End Date
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.

School/Center Overview

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.


The Clinical Research Coordinator A (CRC A) duties include:
Preparing protocols, informed consents, and advertisements. Additionally this position will coordinate study recruitment, screening study participants for inclusion in CNDS studies, scheduling and running study visits, administration of cognitive and psychological assessments, and accompanying participants to the neuroimaging scanners and running neuroimaging protocols. The Clinical Research Coordinator will work closely with the principal investigator and the data analysts in the implementation of study databases. The coordinator is also responsible for data collection and data management in accordance with study protocol and the maintenance of individual patient data, source documents, case report forms, and regulatory duties: prepare and submit regulatory documents through the IRB (initial submissions, amendments, continuations). The Coordinator will be trained in phlebotomy and will process and ship biological samples. The Clinical Research Coordinator will be responsible for reviewing and entering the data into the study database and assisting with data analysis. He/she will also help with submitting recruitment reports to the NIH and will maintain the NCT website. The incumbent will assist the PI in creating graphics for presentations and will provide support for Center seminars and meetings. The Clinical Research Coordinator will also assist with paper and grant references and submissions. Position is contingent on continued funding.


A Bachelor’s degree and 1 to 2 years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, are required. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. Attention to detail. Effective problem solving abilities. 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 is highly desirable. Prior MRI experience preferred; prior experience as a Clinical Research coordinator preferred.

Working hours are typically 8:30am-5:30pm M-F; however, these hours are flexible to include some evenings and weekend in order to accommodate for study visits.

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.
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  4. * Do you have experience with IRB and human research protection regulations?
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  5. * Do you have MRI experience?
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  6. * Are you available to work evenings and weekends as necessary?
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Applicant Documents

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