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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-24478
School Name Perelman School of Medicine
Org CC-Cancer Center
Posted to the Web 12/19/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade 024
Employment Type Non-Exempt
Hours 40.00
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 8am - 5pm
Months 12
Position Length Contingent Upon Funding
Position End Date
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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

Under general supervision the Clinical Research Assistant B will provide support for the clinical and translational research activities of the Melanoma Program at the Abramson Cancer Center. Primary purpose of the position is to maintain melanoma bio-specimen project and research databases and facilitate melanoma bio-specimen collection; to facilitate PI initiated clinical and translational research, as well as industry sponsored clinical trials in the melanoma program.

Perform data abstraction from medical records; data entry, data updating, tracking and querying for bio-specimen project general database ensuring consistency of data collected, protocol adherence and data quality.
Maintain subject databases which include subject registration in melanoma bio-specimen database and Abramson Cancer Center research subject registration database.
Track patients’ treatment and clinical trial participation status and follow-up visits; assist with participant recruitment, such as patient screening and consenting.
Prepare blood collection kit, coordinate blood sample collection and transfer to relevant laboratories.
Perform general administrative duties such as updating study calendars, ordering supplies, filing and scheduling melanoma clinical research meetings.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned, serve as melanoma tumor board coordinator.

Position contingent upon funding.


A High School Diploma or GED and 3 years to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Bachelor’s Degree in life science or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience, preferred. Some clinical trial/ clinical research experience is a plus. Familiarity with medical terminology, data extraction and database entry is preferred.
Ability to handle confidential materials, to prioritize and handle multiple assignments simultaneously, excellent communication and organization skills and detail oriented. Effective communication and problem solving abilities are required. Must be able to work as part of a team as well as independently and demonstrate professionalism at all times.

Affirmative Action Statement

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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 knowledge of medical terminology?
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  5. * Do you have clinical research experience?
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    • No

Applicant Documents

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