Clin Research Assistant I - 65000

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19146

Location: LOC_ROBERTS-Roberts Ctr Pediatric Research 

Req ID: 94171

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

The successful candidate will join the research team of Dr. Alexander Fiks, Dr. Brian Jenssen and Dr. Stephanie Mayne at The Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness and PolicyLab at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.


Dr. Fiks conducts research in primary care settings locally and nationally to improve pediatric decision making and child health outcomes.  His research addresses diverse topics related to primary care including smoking prevention and cessation, immunization, obesity prevention, ADHD/mental health, and medication safety/effectiveness. Dr. Fiks implements and evaluates health information technology based-interventions (e.g., clinical decision support, mHealth, text messaging) through clinical trials, conducts secondary data analyses of large electronic health record and other datasets, conducts cohort studies in primary care practice, and often employs mixed methods. 


Dr. Jenssen’s research involves the use of clinical decision support systems and population health management techniques to protect children from secondhand smoke exposure and tobacco use. Current efforts include helping parents quit smoking in clinical settings and clinical and policy research to protect adolescents and youth from e-cigarettes/vaping. More broadly, he focuses on leveraging health information technology to engineer and implement novel approaches and products to improve care for children and their parents.



Job Responsibilities

Dr. Mayne is an epidemiologist whose research focuses on obesity and cardiovascular disease prevention, and how individual, family, and neighborhood-level factors influence health behaviors and outcomes. Her work applies innovative technologies to address these questions.


The open position will involve work in these and related areas with a particular focus on innovation in primary care delivery. The candidate will also join the Possibilities Project, an initiative focused on transforming pediatric primary care to improve care delivery and child/family health and wellness

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Providing technical and clinical support in the conduct of clinical studies:

  • Filing and office organization
  • Patient/research participant scheduling
  • Patient/research participant history
  • Data collection
  • Data entry
  • Data management
  • Laboratory procedures


Research Study Compliance

  • Adhere to an IRB approved protocols
  • Comply with Institutional policies, SOPs and guidelines
  • Comply with federal, state, and sponsor policies


May be called upon to:

  • Consent subjects, with appropriate authorization and training.
  • Document and Report adverse events
  • Maintain study source documents
  • Complete case report forms (paper and electronic data capture)

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Associates Degree or active enrollment in a Bachelor’s Degree Program


Required Experience:  One (1) year of relevant clinical research experience.

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education:  Bachelor’s Degree in related field

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Familiarity with IRB and human subject protection.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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