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Posted Job Title
Clinical Research Coordinator A
Job Profile Title
Clinical Research Coordinator A
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.Â
A Bachelorâ™s Degree in science or public health related field and 1-2 years of related experience in research and clinical study operations or equivalent combination of education and experience in required.
Works well as a collaborative team member with other research coordinator/research assistants/students.
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.
Working Conditions: Office, Library, Computer Room; Requires extensive safety
Physical Effort: Typically walking or sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
School of Nursing
$36,401.00 - $65,521.00
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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: JR00008855
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