Clin Research Assistant I - Rheumatology

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Job Type: 

Req ID: 24828

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

The Division of Rheumatology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is dedicated to improving the safety, quality and health outcomes of children with rheumatic diseases. Led by Clinical Research Director, Pamela Weiss, MD, MSCE, the Rheumatology Research Core is seeking an entry-level Clinical Research Assistant to work alongside a team of three additional clinical research assistants. This position is full-time. The clinical research assistant will provide support in the day-to-day operations of recruiting and enrolling patients for active studies and clinical trials, providing regulatory support and oversight, and abstracting data into local and national databases. 


The ideal candidate will be responsible will


1. Assists the Clinical Research Coordinator and Principal Investigators in all aspects of projects
2. Conducts literature searches and article reviews for protocol implementation and evaluation
3. Assists in developing and overseeing IRB applications, including protocols, informed consent
documents, trial registration, and HIPAA forms as well as modifications and renewals
4. Recruits, screens and enrolls subjects into the clinical studies and trials
5. Maintains IRB regulatory documents for assigned protocols
6. Participates in coordinating study visits, assures completion of all study questionnaires and coordinates
participant incentives
7. Conducts data abstraction from medical chart reviews, maintenance and storage of data, and analysis of
subject information in both local databases and national registries
8. Helps create and manage survey and data collection instruments on REDCap and other platforms as
9. Attends weekly meetings of the Rheumatology Research Core and other pertinent project or division
related meetings



 Ability to perform assigned tasks while working under direct supervision.  Able to work accurately and work well with others.  Precision and great attention to detail when performing assigned responsibilities is required.  Strong verbal and written communication skills to coordinate with subjects, team members, other departments and outside institutions  Effective problem solving/critical thinking skills.  Highly motivated individual with great time management skills

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.

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 or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

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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