Clin Research Assistant I - Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) - Part Time

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19146

​Location: LOC_ROBERTS-Roberts Ctr Pediatric Research 

Req ID: 197412

Shift: Evenings

Employment Status: Regular - Part Time 

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Job Summary

The Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is seeking a part-time Research Assistant to support translational research in concussion care. A flexible schedule that accommodates some evening and weekend hours will be needed to leverage research recruitment success within the ER environment. Under the direct supervision of the study team, this individual will provide administrative and operational support to research projects within the Minds Matter Concussion Research Program. Responsibilities will include but not be limited to data collection, data entry, medical record abstraction, study enrollment activities, administrative research support, and participation in team meetings. As a Research Assistant for the Minds Matter Concussion Program, training will be provided to support a strong aptitude for learning and future growth through professional development opportunities.     

Job Responsibilities  
1.    Provides technical and clinical support for day-to-day activities of concussion research project according to the scope of work and timeline.  
•    Perform medical record abstraction
•    Enter and manage subject data using RedCAP 
•    Assist in enrollment procedures: screen and recruit subjects in clinical and community settings to participate in research studies; determine eligibility based on inclusion/exclusion criteria and conduct consent procedures; conduct study procedures and data collection assessments according to protocol. 
•    Meet all quality assurance and confidentiality guidelines for data collection, and ensure accurate completion of questionnaires and other data collection during study visits
•    Schedule follow-up procedures for research participants with multiple time points. 
•    Distribute participant incentives as needed. 
•    Maintain master enrollment lists and tracking logs
•    Filing and office organization 
•    Report adverse events
2.    Performs specific administrative research duties according to work plan & priorities set forth by project leadership.
•    Provide direct administrative support to Investigators and Project Manager.  
•    Assist in the development of research protocols, amendments, project-specific databases, IRB continuing reviews, and sponsor reports. 
•    Compile bibliographies, conducts literature searches and other investigative processes for the preparation of manuscripts, abstracts, etc.  
•    Attend all meetings related to project 
•    Assist with events, seminars, and activities associated with concussion research and clinical care as needed. 
3.    Initiates and maintains effective relationships with the project investigator(s), research team members and collaborators, the project sponsor, and patients and families.  
•    Ensures that study team is kept up to date on all relevant activities within the research study.
•    Develop and maintain relationships with on-site staff and other key players involved in the study to ensure that clinic flow is not disrupted and that subject burden is kept to a minimum. 
•    Conducts patient and family interactions in a professional and courteous manner. 

Job Responsibilities

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)

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.

To carry out its mission, it is of critical importance for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to keep our patients, families and workforce safe and healthy and to support the health of our global community. In keeping with this, CHOP has mandated all workforce members on site at any CHOP location for any portion of their time be vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of employment.  This mandate also applies to workforce members performing work for CHOP at non-CHOP locations. Additionally, all workforce members based in or regularly scheduled to work at any New Jersey location are mandated to be both vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19, with booster timing consistent with applicable guidelines. The CHOP COVID-19 vaccine mandate is in alignment with applicable local, state and federal mandates. CHOP also requires all workforce members who work in patient care buildings or who provide patient care to receive an annual influenza vaccine. Employees may request exemption consideration for CHOP vaccine requirements for valid religious and medical reasons.  Please note start dates may be delayed until candidates are fully immunized or valid exemption requests are reviewed. In addition, candidates other than those in positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, must attest to not using tobacco products.
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