Clinical Research Coordinator A/B (Renal-Electrolyte and Hypertension)

Clinical Research Coordinator A/B (Renal-Electrolyte and Hypertension)

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Posted Job Title
Clinical Research Coordinator A/B (Renal-Electrolyte and Hypertension)

Job Profile Title
Clinical Research Coordinator A

Job Description Summary
This position will assist in the management of multiple clinical trials and responsibilities in specific research area. Coordinate the screening of patients, subject enrollment, collection and storage of biological samples and related study documents, and collection of clinical data. Assist with Institutional Review Board (IRB) filings and inquiries, and assist in the preparation of manuscripts, grant proposals, and research related presentations. Works closely with the Principal Investigator, manager, and study team to identify problems and develop solutions. Implement approved changes to procedures as needed and monitor results. Responsible for study coordination for investigator-initiated studies, multi-center research studies, and patient-oriented clinical and translational research projects.

Job Description

The Renal-Electrolyte & Hypertension Division in the Department of Medicine supports a diverse group of investigators, involving work on a wide spectrum of clinical trials ranging from phase I to IV, investigator and industry initiated trials. Research coordinator work includes study design, protocol development, submission to review boards, subject recruitment and enrollment, study visits and regulatory compliance in one or more studies. This position is responsible for study coordination for investigator-initiated studies, multi-center research studies, and patient-oriented clinical and translational research projects within the Renal, Electrolyte, and Hypertension Division. The position involves working directly with study physicians, research nurses, and other research staff at Penn and at other sites. He/She will recruit and perform study visits, enter data, resolve queries, obtain, process, and ship specimens. The position will help advance the research mission of the Division and University and show vigilance in patient safety, protocol compliance, and data quality. It requires adherence to all University of Pennsylvania, IRB, and FDA guidelines and may require working off site and flexible hours.

Assist the regulatory specialist in preparing for all local and Central Institutional Review Board (IRB) documentation through the IRB, including submissions, continuing reviews, amendments, modifications, and adverse event reporting and all regulatory documentation with pharmaceutical companies and clinical research organizations (CROs). Assist with creation of master trial file and obtain the appropriate signatures for the regulatory forms. The candidate must have the ability to multi-task and be flexible. Should have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work as part of several teams. Must be able to direct his or her own work and is able to work independently.


1) Clinical Research Coordinators A & B: Screen, recruit and enroll consenting patients using Good Clinical Practice guidelines and conduct compliance monitoring of study participants.

2) Clinical Research Coordinators A & B: Conduct study related visits, including procedures such as blood draws, vitals, medical history, ECGs and processing of biological specimens and manage study data and regulatory files per GCP.

3) Clinical Research Coordinators A & B: Work with Regulatory Affairs Specialist to prepare for audits, review regulatory binders, perform internal audit and other QA activities, and handle monitor/audit visits with CROs, the FDA and other entities.

4) Clinical Research Coordinators A & B: Correspond regularly with the Institutional Review Board and other regulatory agencies, including preparation and submission of protocols, protocol amendments, SAE reports and DSMB subject narratives.

5) Clinical Research Coordinator A: With supervision, assist in preparation of source documents and study trackers

Coordinator B: With supervision, assist in preparation of source documents, case report forms, study trackers, protocols and consent forms, and other moderately complicated study documents

6) Clinical Research Coordinator A: CRC A will not oversee research assistants but may train the assistants on their study. Attend Investigator Meetings and communicate meeting information to the study team.

Coordinator B: With the help of the project manager, manage/coordinate/organize the daily work of research assistants for tasks such as recruitment, study visits, and regulatory, and train them in these tasks. Attend Investigator Meetings and communicate meeting information to the study team.

7) Clinical Research Coordinators A & B: Perform additional duties as assigned.


Clinical Research Coordinator A:
Bachelor's Degree with 1-2 years of related experience in research and clinical study methodologies or equivalent combination of education and experience is required

Clinical Research Coordinator B:

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

*Position is contingent upon funding*

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$37,220.00 - $56,087.33

Affirmative Action Statement
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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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