Clinical Research Coordinator A/B/C (Department of Dermatology)

  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • May 08, 2024
Full time Health & Medical Services

Job Description


Clinical Research Coordinator A/B/C (Department of Dermatology)

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. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Large Employers in 2023.

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.

Posted Job Title
Clinical Research Coordinator A/B/C (Department of Dermatology)

Job Profile Title
Clinical Research Coordinator A

Job Description Summary
Clinical Research Coordinator A: The primary role of Clinical Research Coordinator A is the organization, coordination and implementation of research studies for the Autoimmune Skin Diseases Unit with the Department of Dermatology. The Coordinator will participate as part of a multidisciplinary team member in the care of patients on clinical research protocols. The Coordinator will assist in clinical trial coordination including: participant recruitment, data entry, patient visits, and regulatory management.

Clinical Research Coordinator B: The Clinical Research Coordinator B will be expected to effectively and independently manage multiple trials, while also assisting other coordinators as needed. The CRC B will demonstrate leadership skills within the program, be able to identify common challenges, and brain-storm creative ideas to problem-solve emergent issues.

Clinical Research Coordinator C: In addition to the duties listed above, the Clinical Research Coordinator C position will be expected to serve in a leadership role in the unit. They will assist with the day-to-day management of other coordinators, help train new staff, and serve as a mentor for the unit.

Position contingent upon funding.

Job Description


  • Screen, recruit, and enroll potential study participants. Obtain informed consent in cooperation with the study investigator(s). This includes approaching potential subjects in the office, or speaking to them by phone, reviewing their medical records, and discussing with investigators, asking pre-screening eligibility questions, etc.
  • Coordinate the scheduling of study participants' visits according to the protocol and conduct all required visits with the study team.
  • Ensure timely data collection and management in accordance with the study protocol, regulations, and institutional policies. Maintain source documents, case report forms, and sponsor Electronic Data Capture (EDC) systems.
  • Communicate regularly with outside study monitors and sponsors. Schedule and host site initiation, periodic monitoring, and site closeout visits.
  • Assist with the preparation of study documents for regulatory approval.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned


Clinical Research Coordinator A: Responsibilities include coordination of the day-to-day operations of the study unit, including recruitment, registration and enrollment of subjects into several ongoing and new studies; data entry and management; and coordination of all other study activities for clinical trials required by sponsors, CROs and relevant research organizations at Penn.

The CRC A will host periodic monitoring visits with pharmaceutical companies and ensure that all records are updated and readily available to the study unit, the university, sponsors and their affiliates and the Food and Drug Administration, upon request. Additional duties may be assigned.

Clinical Research Coordinator B: In addition to the above, the CRC B will be expected to take on greater leadership responsibilities within the research unit. This includes independently managing multiple trials from startup to closeout and providing assistance to other staff in day to day operations. Additionally, they will be expected to proactively identify potential issues and develop solutions to be discussed within the unit.

Clinical Research Coordinator C: In addition to the duties listed above, the Clinical Research Coordinator C position will be expected to serve in a leadership role in the unit. They will assist with the day-to-day management of other coordinators, help train new staff, and serve as a mentor for the unit.

Additional duties may be assigned.



Bachelor's Degree with 1-2 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.


Bachelors Degree with 2-4 years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.


Bachelors Degree with 4-6 years of directly related experience (or equivalent combination of education and experience) required.

For All Roles:

Knowledge of clinical trials, research operations, GCP, and human research protection regulations strongly preferred.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) required. Previous experience with EMR (EPIC,) CTMS, and EDC systems preferred.

The following are essential for success in this role: excellent communication (verbal and written), organizational, and time management skills; flexibility and problem solving ability to be able to adapt to evolving situations; strong detail-orientation and interpersonal skills.

This position is contingent upon funding.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$37,220.00 - $67,046.00 Annual Rate
Salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.

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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