Clinical Research Coordinator B (Neurology)

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Clinical Research Coordinator B (Neurology)

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Posted Job Title
Clinical Research Coordinator B (Neurology)

Job Profile Title
Clinical Research Coordinator B

Job Description Summary
The Clinical Research Coordinator is responsible for oversight, execution, and regulatory compliance of human subject research carried out in the Neuro-Muscular (NM) Division of the Neurology Department. The scope of this job includes coordinating the regulatory aspects of the Neuro-Muscular research program, oversight of clinical research projects, and management and submission of all regulatory documents of the Neuro-Muscular research program. The Clinical Research Coordinator is also responsible for conducting clinical trials.

The coordinator must be detail oriented and have prior experience with IRB guidelines and policies and human subject research practices and appropriate professional skills in the execution of research protocols. The Clinical Research Coordinator will generate reports documenting the progress of individual research projects for internal and external use. Key components of this job include coordinating clinical trials and IRB/Regulatory document submission and compliance.

Position is contingent on continued funding.

Job Description

The Clinical Research Coordinator is responsible for oversight, execution, and regulatory compliance of human subject research carried out in the Neuro-Muscular (NM) Division of the Neurology Department. The scope of this job includes coordinating the regulatory aspects of the Neuro-Muscular research program, oversight of clinical research projects, and management and submission of all regulatory documents of the Neuro-Muscular research program. The Clinical Research Coordinator is also responsible for conducting clinical trials.

The coordinator must be detail oriented and have prior experience with IRB guidelines and policies and human subject research practices and appropriate professional skills in the execution of research protocols. The Clinical Research Coordinator will generate reports documenting the progress of individual research projects for internal and external use. Key components of this job include coordinating clinical trials and IRB/Regulatory document submission and compliance.

DUTIES:
  • Responsible for the execution of all clinical trial aspects from start to finish, including but not limited to the implementation of clinical protocol requirements for the Neuro-Muscular Division.
  • Provide support to patients enrolled into clinical trials, facilitate patient/physician communication, communication with primary physicians which will include coordinating all clinical visit activities for assigned studies and be responsible for tracking disease related symptoms, medication side effects, and dispensing and tracking experimental drug use.
  • Participate as part of a multidisciplinary team member in the care of patients receiving treatment on clinical research protocols to provide optimal health care for Neuro-Muscular patients.
  • Communicate any updates concerning drug study patients including any important information (i.e., patient deaths, emergency admissions) to appropriate personnel.
  • Host periodic monitoring visits with respective pharmaceutical companies as well as interact with internal physicians and external physicians to recruit appropriate new patients for clinical trials.
  • They will review new protocols for appropriateness and feasibility, coordinate designated studies ensuring that all records are updated and readily available to the department, the university, the sponsor and the Food and Drug Administration upon request.
  • Screening and maintaining enrollment of perspective study participants (patients) for clinical trials.
  • IRB protocol and all IRB correspondence for assigned drug studies will be a major responsibility in this role.
  • Should the use of medical facilities be required for drug studies (i.e., CTRC, EEG lab, Radiology), compliance and cooperation standard should be maintained. Facilitating communication between departments should the use of outside departments be required. to between these departments
  • Work with the Office of Clinical Research, Department Business Office, and Contracts Manager to develop study budget, help to facilitate budget negotiation, review monthly financial reports for accounting and budgeting of available funds and invoice for study payments.


It is expected they will promote organizational values of patient and visitor satisfaction by demonstrating courtesy and respect for patients and their families, visitors and other employees. Providing care for patients in all age groups, demonstrates competence in the assessment, treatment and care of patients served and will be expected to exhibit a professional and compassionate demeanor in performance of duties and to be unfailingly responsive to the needs of patients.

Position is contingent on continued funding.

Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree with 2-3 years of related experience in research and clinical study methodologies or equivalent combination of education and experience is required in addition to those below.
  • Detail oriented
  • Prior experience with IRB guidelines, policies, human subject research practices and appropriate professional skills in the execution of research protocols.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Must have a strong ability to communicate with clinicians, researchers, patients and families. Job will require communication with staff and patients outside of office hours.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people
  • Must be able to exercise discretion with confidential information
  • Highly organized and flexible.
  • Knowledge of PC applications (Microsoft Excel, etc.)


Working Conditions
Office, Library, Computer Room

Physical Effort
Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less; Intermittently sitting/standing/stooping

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$42,953.00 - $77,315.00

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.

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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