Clinical Research Coordinator B/C (Department of Radiology)

  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • May 24, 2024
Full time Institutional Research & Planning

Job Description


Clinical Research Coordinator B/C (Department of Radiology)

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 B/C (Department of Radiology)

Job Profile Title
Clinical Research Coordinator B

Job Description Summary
The Clinical Research Coordinator-B/C will be responsible for coordinating research activities associated with multiple clinical research studies for the Functional and Metabolic Imaging Group within the Department of Radiology, and in close coordination with Temple University Hospital. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, recruiting, screening and consenting subjects at both UPenn and Temple through direct patient interaction either in the clinic or via phone, scheduling research subjects' visits, monitoring patients throughout their time on the study, data collection, entry and management, as well as processing data queries. Additionally, the Coordinator will be responsible for organizing and maintaining regulatory documentation associated with each study, facilitating and participating in monitoring and audit visits, developing and submitting IRB protocols, interacting directly with IND sponsors, and serving as the main point of contact with various regulatory bodies throughout the university.

Job Description

Job Responsibilities

Clinical Research Coordinator B (CRC-B):

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with study start-up activities: drafting initial IRB protocol(s), SOPs, recruitment fliers, case report forms (CRFs), etc.
  • Screen, recruit, and consent patients either via phone or through direct patient interaction either in the clinic at Penn or Temple
  • Schedule patient study visits as well as any necessary testing; conduct said visits according to applicable protocols (depending on which study and visit, this could include administering questionnaires, documenting reported medical history and side effects, collecting vitals, etc.).
  • Monitor patients' safety throughout their time on the study and ensure their adherence to protocol requirements.
  • Organize and maintain regulatory documentation associated with each study, as well as well as any documentation required by the Investigator, sponsor or CRO (i.e., source documents, CRFs, and research charts).
  • Collect study data, resolving data entry errors/queries, and assist maintaining lab equipment as needed.
  • Participate in reoccurring study team meetings and ongoing protocol training; facilitate and participating in site initiation visits, interim monitoring visits, audits, and close-out visits.
  • Ensure adherence to all University of Pennsylvania, IND, and GCP guidelines by all personnel involved in clinical studies.
  • Assist in the preparation and submission of regulatory packages and help to manage correspondence with sponsor & regulatory review boards.

Coordinator B: A Bachelor's Degree, training as a Research Coordinator and 2-3 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. ACRP/SOCRA certification is preferred. Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills are required. Science, Premed/Nursing or Psychology major preferred. Experience with medical imaging studies and a general familiarity with regulatory compliance and reporting are highly desirable.

Clinical Research Coordinator C (CRC-C):

In addition to the duties listed above, the CRC-C will operate with limited daily supervision from the lab PI and Project Manager, will take the lead in drafting and submitting regulatory paperwork to the IRB and other relevant bodies, and may supervise other lab members in clinical study-related activities.

Effective problem-solving abilities; effective communication and writing skills; strong organizational and time management skills; flexible and able to multi-task; strong attention to detail; demonstrated ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently; knowledge of IRB and human research protection regulations.

Coordinator C: A Bachelor's Degree, training as a Research Coordinator and 4-5 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. ACRP/SOCRA certification is preferred. Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills are required. Science, Premed/Nursing or Psychology major preferred. Experience with medical imaging studies and a general familiarity with regulatory compliance and reporting are highly desirable. Familiarity with REDCap and Epic environments.

Positions contingent on funding

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$43,919.00 - $60,813.00 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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