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Posted Job Title
Clinical Research Coordinator
Job Profile Title
Clinical Research Coordinator
Job Description Summary
We are seeking a Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) to participate in a study in a National Institute of Health (NIH) funded study at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. This observational study aims to fill the empirical gaps in the current understanding of cancer pain self-management and its outcomes.
Our overriding goal is to improve the quality of life through generation of new knowledge for developing workable interventions to reduce pain, improve function, and reduce disparities among cancer patients. This study involves collection of self-reported daily pain data, collection of surveys to measure patient-reported outcomes, review of electronic medical records (EMR), and assessment of medication self-management using the medication event monitoring system (MEMS).
The CRC will be a collaborative member of our team and will serve under the direction of the Principal Investigator and Project Manager. The CRC will help to ensure the completion of the project timelines for both recruitment and data collection. The ideal candidate has good communication and interpersonal skills, past experience of human subjects research, is able to adhere strictly to the study protocol; is savvy in computer skills and able to handle technology, is willing to make home visits for data collection, an interest in clinical research serving the adult population, and an understanding of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) practices to protect human subjects research. Some training in pharmacology or background in health-related fields is preferred.
Coordinate Research Activities:
Assist with all phases of study implementation including participant recruitment and enrollment, data collection, and participant follow-up.
Conduct home visits and telephone calls adhering to study procedures and training manuals.
Obtain informed consent from participants.
Assist participants in setting up the technology to measure medication adherence and daily self-reported pain.
Administer multiple self-reported study surveys.
Adhere to protocol procedures to maintain participant safety and protection of human subjects data.
Assist in the design and creation of project related materials such as recruitment materials, publications, etc.
Develop and maintain relationships with participants and our recruitment sites (outpatient cancer clinics at Penn Medicine).
Assist with training of research assistants and work-study students to facilitate home visits and perform data entry.
Assist with routine quality checks and cleaning of data.
Perform data entry into REDCap.
Support Regulatory Responsibilities:
Assist with maintaining confidentiality of study participants (e.g. reporting adverse events).
Adhere to IRB approved protocol and assist with communication with IRB personnel.
Understand good clinical practice (GCP) and HIPAA.
Comply with federal and state policies governing the protection of human subjects who participate in research.
A Bachelorâ™s Degree in Nursing, Psychology, Public Health or related health sciences field and 2 - 3 years of experienceÂ and/or equivalent experience with acquired knowledge of research or experimental techniques; or equivalent combination of education and experience.Â Masterâ™s Degree preferred. The candidate should also have an interest in pharmacology and clinical research.
Ability to work independently, accurately and to solve technical and methodological issues that arise during the course of the research.
Must be flexible, resourceful, and well organized.
The ability to establish rapport with adult patients living with complex medical conditions and their caregivers
Proficiency with technology and software programs used for word processing, spreadsheets and data entry and willingness to learn and demonstrate proficiency in technology used for this study.
Experience with REDCap for collecting and maintenance of clinical survey data is preferred.
The ability to work under time pressure to meet deadlines and deliverables.
Flexible Work Schedule:Â The position mainly requires work during week days. Occasionally, data collection may require accommodating the participantâ™s availability (e.g. evening hours or weekends)
Access to a car: A driverâ™s license and access to a car for transportation to research sites is needed. Mileage and tolls will be reimbursed. Â
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
School of Nursing
$42,953.00 - $77,315.00
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.
Internal Number: JR00007114
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