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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-27289
School Name Perelman School of Medicine
Org PS-Center for the Neuroscience of Depression & Stress
Posted to the Web 11/07/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade 026
Employment Type Exempt
Hours N/A
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 8:30-5:30 and varied at times
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 Center for Neuromodulation in Depression and Stress at the University of Pennsylvania is looking for a Clinical Research Coordinator, B to join our team. The research coordinator will work full-time on a variety of research studies focused on the neuroscience of depression.

The CRC, B duties include:

1) Recruitment – CRC will design and implement procedures for centralized, coordinated recruitment of research participants for all studies within the CNDS. CRC will work with various programs within the University to further develop ongoing recruitment efforts, such as Penn Behavioral Health, the Penn Data Store, the Penn Biobank, and the Department of Psychiatry.

2) Quality Assurance – CRC will work with senior clinical research coordinator to assure that each study is meeting expectations and that they are conducted in accordance with the specific clinical protocol as approved by the study team and in accordance with all regulatory organizations; manage the regulatory compliance of studies; oversee, supervise, and assist in drafting all reports and other communications required by the NIH or other sponsor.

3) Supervision of student research assistants – CRC will help train and oversee the day to day tasks of the student research assistants.

4) Participate in all phases of clinical research studies — submission to review boards, subject recruitment and enrollment, screening study participants, scheduling and running study visits, administration of cognitive and psychological assessments, accompanying participants to the neuroimaging scanners and running neuroimaging protocols, and regulatory compliance in one or more studies within the CNDS.

Additionally, CRC 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.

CRC will assist the PI in creating graphics for presentations and will provide support for Center seminars and meetings. The Research Coordinator will also assist with paper and grant references and submissions.

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


A Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years to 3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

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?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; effective problem solving abilities; ability to multi-task?
    • Yes
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Applicant Documents

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