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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-27926
School Name Perelman School of Medicine
Org DM-Renal-Electrolyte and Hypertension
Posted to the Web 02/16/2018
Posted Job/Salary Grade 025
Employment Type Exempt
Hours N/A
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 8-5
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.


This full-time position entails diverse data collection, orchestrating and overseeing Penn participation in a multicenter trial, and some administrative duties, all primarily focused on renal/urology research. The position will focus on conducting a multicenter, NIH-funded RCT to reduce kidney stone occurrence through behavior change via technology/smartphones with emphasis on recruitment and enrollment of potential subjects. There will be some schedule flexibility and independence, but individual must be available for certain clinics and be able to work 8-5 on most days. Follow-up phone interactions with subjects will depend on the subjects’ schedules. Biological specimen (e.g., urine) collection and cataloging will also take place. Depending on experience and enthusiasm, the candidate will have the opportunity to participate in the preparation of tables, figures, posters, and manuscripts that relate to the research projects. In addition, duties will include preparation, editing and submitting Institutional Review Board (IRB) and regulatory documentation, study problem-solving, auditing, adverse event reporting, and general lab maintenance/record keeping.
Position contingent upon grant funding. Please visit our Lab website ( for more information.


The minimum of a Bachelor’s degree along with 1-3 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, required. The ideal candidate will have strong analytical ability; excellent interpersonal skills; attention to detail; flexibility; and comfort with working independently. The CRC should have experience with extraction of clinical data, basic medical terminology, and database management. Comfort in a medical setting, with handling confidential patient information, and with patient contact is essential. Individual must be highly motivated, detail oriented, and familiar with the Microsoft Office Suite/computer literate. Advanced computer literacy is a plus. Finally, the ability to work harmoniously in a diverse group (doctors, residents, students, nurses, statisticians) is paramount. Position length contingent upon grant funding.

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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Applicant Documents

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