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Posted Job Title
Clinical Research Coordinator A/B (Palliative Research Center)

Job Profile Title
Clinical Research Coordinator A

Job Description Summary
The Palliative and Advanced Illness Research Center is seeking a full-time clinical research coordinator (CRC) who will be responsible for multiple prospective cohort studies measuring long-term health trajectories of patients recently hospitalized with acute respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19. The mission of the PAIR Center is to generate high-quality evidence to advance healthcare policies and practices that improve the lives of all people affected by serious illness and remove barriers to health equity that seriously ill patients commonly face.

Under the guidance of the study Principal Investigators, the CRC will support recruitment and enrollment for 1) a multicenter, longitudinal study that seeks to measure associations between the immune profiles and health outcomes of COVID-19 survivors; and 2) a federally funded, longitudinal cohort study evaluating the long-term health outcomes and complications among patients who survive hospitalization in an intensive care unit with acute respiratory failure (ARF).

Specific duties will include implementing protocols for screening, recruitment, and enrollment of over 250 patients following discharge from hospitals across the University of Pennsylvania Health System, conducting interviews and administering surveys (in-person and by telephone) over longitudinal time points, and working closely with fellow CRCs to maintain long-term contact and promote retention of patients in the study cohorts.

The CRC will also be responsible for various day-to-day study operations including maintaining study databases, coordination of study payments to participants, submission of IRB and other regulatory documentation, collaborative analysis of interview and survey data, and preparing materials for results dissemination and grant applications.

Prior experience with longitudinal cohort studies and/or qualitative research methods is preferred. Strong computer skills are essential. Candidate must be comfortable working with seriously ill patients and handling sensitive health information. Candidate must be detail-oriented with excellent communication and interpersonal skills; highly organized; attentive to detail; ability to multi-task; and flexibility to shift focus between projects. Experience in health care is preferred, but not required.

Position contingent upon funding.

Job Description

The Palliative and Advanced Illness Research Center is seeking a full-time clinical research coordinator (CRC) who will be responsible for multiple prospective cohort studies measuring long-term health trajectories of patients recently hospitalized with acute respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19. The mission of the PAIR Center is to generate high-quality evidence to advance healthcare policies and practices that improve the lives of all people affected by serious illness and remove barriers to health equity that seriously ill patients commonly face.

Under the guidance of the study Principal Investigators, the CRC will support recruitment and enrollment for 1) a multicenter, longitudinal study that seeks to measure associations between the immune profiles and health outcomes of COVID-19 survivors; and 2) a federally funded, longitudinal cohort study evaluating the long-term health outcomes and complications among patients who survive hospitalization in an intensive care unit with acute respiratory failure (ARF).

Specific duties will include implementing protocols for screening, recruitment, and enrollment of over 250 patients following discharge from hospitals across the University of Pennsylvania Health System, conducting interviews and administering surveys (in-person and by telephone) over longitudinal time points, and working closely with fellow CRCs to maintain long-term contact and promote retention of patients in the study cohorts.

The CRC will also be responsible for various day-to-day study operations including maintaining study databases, coordination of study payments to participants, submission of IRB and other regulatory documentation, collaborative analysis of interview and survey data, and preparing materials for results dissemination and grant applications.

DUTIES:

CRC A:

  • Carry out recruitment and enrollment for two multi-hospital, longitudinal cohort studies among ARF and COVID-19 survivors

  • Conduct semi-structured interviews and surveys with enrolled patients at multiple follow-up time points

  • Assist with database maintenance including data entry and report generation

  • Maintain compliance to protocols and assist with IRB documentation

  • Assist with results dissemination, manuscripts, and proposal development

    CRC B:

  • Lead recruitment and enrollment procedures for two multi-hospital, longitudinal cohort studies among ARF and COVID-19 survivors

  • Conduct semi-structured interviews and surveys with enrolled patients at multiple follow-up time points

  • Lead database maintenance including data entry and report generation

  • Train junior research staff on recruitment and data collection procedures

  • Independently submit and manage IRB documentation and regulatory compliance

  • Assist with results dissemination, manuscripts, and proposal development

    Qualifications

    CRC A: A Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 1 year clinical trial/clinical research experience or equivalent combination of education and experience requred. Experience working with institutional review boards and human research subject protection regulations is preferred.

    CRC B: A Bachelor's degree and 2-3 years of clinical trial/clinical research experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Master's degree preferred. Experience with working with institutional review boards and human research subject protection regulations is required.

    Prior experience with longitudinal cohort studies and/or qualitative research methods is preferred. Strong computer skills are essential. Candidate must be comfortable working with seriously ill patients and handling sensitive health information. Candidate must be detail-oriented with excellent communication and interpersonal skills; highly organized; attentive to detail; ability to multi-task; and flexibility to shift focus between projects. Experience in health care is preferred, but not required.

    Working Conditions
    Office, Library, Computer Room; Requires extensive safety

    Physical Effort
    Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less

    Job Location - City, State
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Department / School
    Perelman School of Medicine

    Pay Range
    $36,401.00 - $55,814.33

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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.

    University Benefits
    • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
    • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
    • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
    • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family-whatever your personal needs may be.
    • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
    • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
    • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
    • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement-and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
    • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
    • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
    • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
    • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.



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