Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-27499
School Name Perelman School of Medicine
Org DE-Dermatology
Posted to the Web 12/04/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade 024
Employment Type Non-Exempt
Hours 40.00
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 8:00am-5:00pm
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 responsibilities of the Clinical Research Assistant B include but are not limited to:
Recruitment-related tasks:
* Implement all assigned recruitment methods to ensure successful recruitment and enrollment goals are met within specified timelines
* Prepare, post, and ship or deliver recruitment materials at Penn and other identified sites
* Maintain regular communication with potential recruitment sites to remind them of study and request recruitment updates
Enrollment-related tasks:
* Assist investigators and senior clinical research coordinators with screening procedures including approaching potential participants in clinic, reviewing medical records, and asking eligibility questions
* Complete informed consent procedures with patients during standard of care clinic visits as well as during scheduled research encounters
Visit-related and data collection tasks:
* Initiate contact with study participants to schedule visit and conduct reminder calls
* Prepare case report forms (CRFs) for study visits and obtain records required to complete CRFs if needed
* Assist senior clinical research coordinators with data collection procedures during baseline, follow up, and end of study visits
* Escort study participants to different department for study procedures
* Distribute compensation to study participants and submit appropriate documentation to department business office
* Process and ship biospecimens in a timely manner, adhering to Environmental Health and Radiation Safety guidelines
* Deliver safety lab specimens from Penn and external study sites to proper locations for processing
Data Entry tasks:
* Ensure all signatures are collected and all CRFs have been completed
* Enter all CRFs/data into study database in a timely and accurate manner
* Maintain all paper CRFs and drug supply packages in proper participant binders
* Review data entry by external study sites and provide assistance for resolution of data discrepancies
Other tasks:
* Maintain lab website
* Update supply inventory and alert senior clinical research staff of supply needs
* Effectively communicate with other coordinators and investigators
* Show vigilance in patient safety, protocol compliance, and data quality
* Adhere to all University of Pennsylvania, GCP, and FDA guidelines
* Attends study related meetings
* Maintain all relevant trainings and certifications (CITI, GCP, PENN CRC certificate and assigned Penn Profiler trainings)
* Perform additional duties as assigned.


The qualifications required for the Clinical Research Assistant B position include:
* High School diploma and 3-5 years of experience in clinical research, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, required.
* BA/BS and 1 year of clinical research experience preferred
* Ability to follow detailed clinical research protocols
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
* Excellent organization skills and demonstrated attention-to-detail
* Ability to multi-task and be flexible in both task and schedule
* Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and electronic study tracking systems

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.

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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    • Contacted by a Penn Recruiter
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    • Referred by a friend or family member
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    • Heard about it at a conference or career fair
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  2. * What is your highest level of education completed?
    • Less than high school education
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Vocational or Technical School
    • Associate's Degree or Two Year College
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • PHD/MD/JD or equivalent doctoral degree
  3. * How many years of experience do you have related to this position?
    • 0 to 1 Year
    • 1 to 2 Years
    • 2 to 3 Years
    • 3 to 5 Years
    • 5 to 7 Years
    • 7 to 10 Years
    • Over 10 Years

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter