University of Pennsylvania CLINICAL RESEARCH COORD A in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-29559


School Name Perelman School of Medicine

Org DM-Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care

Posted to the Web 08/10/2018

Posted Job/Salary Grade 025

Employment Type Exempt

Hours N/A

Position Type Full Time

Position Schedule 8:00-5:00

Months 12

Position Length Contingent Upon Funding

Position End Date

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.

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.

School/Center Overview

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education.


The research coordinator will work on an inpatient observational cohort study of intensive care unit (ICU) patients with sepsis. Assist investigators in the conduct of clinical research. Assist with the management of a prospective, observational cohort study of sepsis patients admitted to the medical ICU designed to study how clinical and molecular (DNA, RNA, protein) factors impact important clinical endpoints including organ failure, acute lung injury, and death. Oversee and perform the screening of patients, subject enrollment, collection and storage of biological samples and related study documents, and collection of clinical data. Assist with IRB filings and inquiries, and assist in the preparation of manuscripts, grant proposals, and research related presentations. Participate in interventional clinical trials occurring in the ICU. Oversee part-time data entry personnel.Assist investigators in the conduct of clinical research in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) settings. Perform the day-to-day tasks for a prospective, observational cohort study of sepsis patients admitted to the medical ICU. Subjects are followed for clinical endpoints including organ failure, acute lung injury, and death. Position includes regular interaction with patients and families as part of the consent process.Responsible for: study record management; enrollment process (screening of patients for eligibility, obtaining informed consent, collection and storage of biological samples, and collection of data from medical records); regulatory submissions (communication with the IRB, regulatory filing and responding to inquiries); assist in the preparation of manuscripts, grant proposals, and research related presentations; coordinate research meetings; and oversee part-time data entry personnel. A minor part of the position involves supporting the group’s participation in interventional clinical trials, which might include biospecimen collection and processing; electronic case report form completion, and subject screening.


A Bachelor’s Degree and 1 year to 3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Clinical research experience preferred. Must be self-motivated, organized, punctual, comfortable interacting with patients and families, and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills required.

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.

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