Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-28142
School Name Perelman School of Medicine
Org DE-Dermatology
Posted to the Web 03/01/2018
Posted Job/Salary Grade 027
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 Clinical Research Coordinator C position is to independently coordinate Phase I- IV and observational clinical trials at Penn and other multiple sub-sites across the country. The ideal candidate for this position will have the ability to handle a variety of clinical trial related responsibilities in accordance with University of Pennsylvania, GCP, and FDA guidelines and oversee the performance of external sub-sites. In addition this person should have excellent communication skills, experience managing multi-site studies, and is able to work independently with minimal supervision.

The responsibilities of the Clinical Research Coordinator C include but are not limited to:
* Prepares and submits required study documentation to Institutional Review Boards (IRB) including initial submissions, continuing reviews, amendments, deviations, exceptions, and adverse event reporting.
* Prepares and maintains assigned external study site regulatory documentation
* Organizes and maintains assigned site documentation required by sponsor and institution (1572s, reliance agreements, training certifications, institutional forms, FDA forms, deviation and exception memos, etc.).
* Develop and implement recruitment tracking methods for 40-50 study sites.
* Provide guidance and assistance to study sites on recruitment and enrollment efforts.
* Monitor enrollment milestones and create and present reports to research team, lead investigators, and study sponsors.
* Develop plans and systems to oversee dosing protocol compliance, data collection, and adverse event reporting at 40-50 study sites.
* Lead the drafting and maintenance of study guidance tools and documentation (e.g. CRFs, MOPs, lab manual, workflows, data management plans, data system SOPs, etc.) and coordinate the efforts of junior CRCs for review, revision, and distribution of documents.
* Participates in the necessary financial aspects of site and subject participation, including site subaward and budget development and monitoring, invoice processing, reviewing billing of research procedures in electronic systems, and tracking of participant compensation.
* Plans and implements the initiation, monitoring and closeout visits with sponsors and other study sites
* Communicate monitoring findings with external study sites through discrepancy resolution
* Supports and interacts with principal and subinvestigators
* Attends study related meetings and conferences
* Effectively communicates with all team members, other departments , and external study sites
* Adheres to all University of Pennsylvania, GCP, and FDA guidelines
* Perform additional duties as assigned


Bachelor’s degree and 4 to 6 yrs of experience or a combination of education and experience required. Master’s degree preferred. At least 3-5 years of experience in clinical research or the equivalent . Knowledge of IRB and Human Research Protection Regulations. Experience working directly with patients required.
Experience managing external study sites strongly preferred. Demonstrated ability to follow detailed clinical research protocols. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Excellent organization skills and demonstrated attention-to-detail and timelines. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Ability to multi-task and be flexible in both task and schedule.

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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