Clinical Research Coordinator A/B

  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Dec 02, 2023
Full time Other Executive

Job Description


Clinical Research Coordinator A/B

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

Job Profile Title
Clinical Research Coordinator A

Job Description Summary
The University of Pennsylvania Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (Penn ADRC) seeks a Research Coordinator to coordinate the day-to-day operations for a large multi-component grant, the Aging Brain Cohort Dedicated to Diversity (ABCD2) Study. Study goals of the ABCD2 include recruiting and following a cohort of older Black/African American adults, some of whom may develop Alzheimer's Disease or a Related Dementia (ADRD) over time and providing research training and skills to Black/African American undergraduate and graduate students.

Job Description

The Coordinator A/B will work closely with the Director for Administration and Research Project Manager in overseeing all aspects of the study. Responsibilities for study oversight include monitoring and tracking study activities; tracking progress towards annual study milestones; coordinating and recording notes for all meetings of the ABCD2 team of investigators and staff, Steering Committee, Community Partners and annual External Advisory Committee; gathering study-related metrics and other information for reporting purposes; tracking publications resulting from the study; assisting with preparation of reports and presentations; performing literature reviews; producing tables and figures; drafting sections of manuscripts for publication and sections of grant proposals; entering and extracting data; organizing and filing research materials and submitting protocol modifications and continuing reviews to the IRB as needed.

The Coordinator A/B will also coordinate aspects of the ABCD2 research training program for Black/African American undergraduate and graduate students, which is closely aligned with training provided through the Penn ADRC. The training component includes but is not limited to a 10-week summer internship program for Black/African American undergraduate students and a training program for graduate students enrolled in medicine, psychology and related disciplines that will be arranged to coincide with the scheduling needs of each individual student. Training curricula include core readings and lectures, regular conferences and seminars, academic and research skills training, instruction in responsible conduct of research and issues of diversity, equity and inclusion, and career and science mentoring.

Coordinator B: In addition to the duties above, the CRC B will work directly with the Project Manager to oversee the research team and delegate duties across all staff members. The CRC B will also maintain and submit regulatory documents independently.

Position is grant funded and continuation is contingent upon continued receipt of grant funds.

The candidate must be detail-oriented, have the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Experience and/or interest in working with older adults preferred. Familiarity with IRB guidelines, human subject research practices, and appropriate professional skills in the execution of research protocols is a plus. The CRC will be expected to perform other duties as reasonably assigned.

Hiring range minimum for CRC-A is $44,947.

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.

  • CRC-A: Bachelor of Science and 1-2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Excellent interpersonal, writing and analytical skills. Must be detail oriented with excellent organizational and multitasking skills. The candidate should possess the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • CRC-B: Bachelor of Science and 2-4 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Experience in coordinating training programs preferred. Excellent interpersonal, writing and analytical skills. Must be detail oriented with excellent organizational and multitasking skills. The candidate should possess the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$37,220.00 - $58,059.00 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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