Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-27820
School Name Perelman School of Medicine
Org NE-Neurology
Posted to the Web 01/30/2018
Posted Job/Salary Grade 026
Employment Type Exempt
Hours N/A
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 8:30 - 5:00
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 Penn Memory Center participates in therapeutic and biomarker studies (NIH, foundation or industry sponsored) in patients with Normal Cognition, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.
The Clinical Research Coordinator B will either lead or substantially assist other coordinators in the execution of phase I through III intervention studies, and experimental psychology and longitudinal cohort studies, including acquisition of neuroimaging and experimental cognitive neuroscience measures, conducted at the Penn Memory Center. This research recruits a spectrum of older adults that includes persons with no cognitive impairment and persons with cognitive impairment caused by Alzheimers and other neurodegenerative diseases.
The Clinical Research Coordinator B applicant must be comfortable with learning how to run MRI and PET protocols, including but not limited to undergoing training to operate the MRI machine and collect biological samples, and be comfortable in psychological assessment, have experience conducting interviews for psychiatric well-being and understand how mood and behaviors may be impacted by disclosing sensitive health information. Coordinator must participate in ongoing protocol training/compliance meetings and adhere to all University of Pennsylvania, FDA, and GCP guidelines.
Key duties will include, but are not limited to:
(1) Recruit, screen and enroll patients as specified by the protocol.
(2) Schedule study visits and any necessary testing, including cognitive testing, PET scans and MRIs.
(3)Gather data from subjects, monitor them, and ensure adherence to protocol requirements.
(4) Coordinate, organize and maintain all documentation required by the sponsor (NIH, foundation or industry) or CRO – source documentation, case report forms, research charts and regulatory documents.
(5) Collect, review and report study data.
(6) Complete case report forms and resolve data queries.
(7) Process and ship study specimens including blood, urine and tissue samples.
(8) Provide regular updates at meetings with the Penn Memory Center team of coordinators and researchers.

Other duties include: assist in the preparation and submission of regulatory documents (including continuing reviews, amendments and adverse event reporting) to the Institutional Review Board; assist in obtaining the appropriate signatures for regulatory forms; perform blood draws, ECG, blood pressure and other measurements and testing. Participate in initiation, monitoring, audit and close-out visits. Participate in ongoing protocol training/compliance meetings. Assist in the development/maintenance of study specific case report forms and source document tools; show vigilance in patient safety, protocol compliance and data quality.


Bachelor’s degree and 2-4 years of research experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. The preferred candidate will have experience and comfort working with older adults, particularly persons with Alzheimer’s disease, and their family members, and have an expertise in navigating psycho-social symptoms such as anxiety and depression. A background in psychology neuroscience, and/or public health is preferred. Comfort with using various data collection tools and analytic software is also preferred.

Position requires effective problem solving abilities; effective communication and writing skills; strong organizational and time management skills; flexible and ability to multi-task; demonstrated ability to collaborate in a team and function independently; knowledge of IRB and human research protection. The preferred candidate will be a self-starter, able to interact with diverse individuals, and have an interest in engaging in scholarly work related to cognitive neuroscience, psychology, and public health.

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