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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-27590
School Name Perelman School of Medicine
Org DE-Dermatology
Posted to the Web 12/14/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade 026
Employment Type Exempt
Hours N/A
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 primary responsibility of the Senior Research Coordinator position is to coordinate quantitative observational studies, mixed method studies, and qualitative studies. There may also be opportunity to participate in the coordination of Phase I-IV clinical trials. The ideal candidate for this position will have experience in qualitative data collection (primarily interviewing patients who have psoriasis but also including group moderation, and note taking, and conducting participant observations), coding, and analysis. Familiarity and experience with NVivo and RedCap databases is preferred. The ideal candidate for this position will be have the ability to handle a variety of clinical trial related responsibilities in accordance with University of Pennsylvania, ICF, and FDA guidelines. The candidate should also have experience interacting directly with patients and will participate in recruitment efforts and writing IRB protocols. . The candidate should be able to direct his/her own work requiring minimal supervision.

The responsibilities of the Senior Research Coordinator include but are not limited to:
* Qualitative data collection (primarily interviewing patients who have psoriasis but potential for group moderation, note taking, and conduction of participant observations), data management (including cleaning, formatting, preparing transcripts and other data for coding and analysis), and coding and analysis using NVivo.
* Quantitative data collection (e.g., survey administration), data management (including entering survey and screening data into Microsoft Access and REDCap databases), and basic descriptive summary using Microsoft Excel or other quantitative software.
* Preparation and submission of Institutional Review Board (IRB) documentation including initial submissions, continuing reviews, amendments, deviations, exceptions, and adverse event reporting.
* Developing and implementing innovative strategies to ensure successful patient recruitment and enrollment goals are met within specified timelines.
* Recruiting, screening, and enrolling potential study patients as specified per protocol and scheduling and implementing all study visits and related activities.
* Managing financial aspects of study patient participation including distribution of compensation and review of bills and queries for accuracy.
* Performing additional duties as assigned.
* Adhering to all University of Pennsylvania, GCP and FDA guidelines.


The qualifications required for the Senior Research Coordinator position include:
* A BS/BA and 3-5 years experience in clinical research or the equivalent combination of education and experience are required.
* Background in qualitative research and data management is strongly preferred
* Knowledge of IRB and Human Research Protection Regulations
* Experience working directly with patients
* Ability to follow detailed clinical research protocols
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
* Excellent organization skills and demonstrated attention-to-detail
* Ability to work independently with minimal to moderate supervision
* Ability to multi-task and be flexible in both task and schedule including possibilities of night/weekend work
* Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and electronic database management

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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  3. * How many years of experience do you have related to this position?
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Applicant Documents

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