Clin Research Assistant II

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19146

Job Type: 

Req ID: 26435

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

Dr. Allison Curry, PhD, MPH, Director of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the CHOP Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, is seeking a talented and strongly self-motivated individual to join her research team as a Research Assistant I. Under the direct supervision of Dr. Curry and Study Coordinator Meghan Carey, MS, the Research Assistant will provide administrative and operational support to several NIH-funded multi-site studies investigating driving outcomes among teens with developmental disabilities and child passenger safety.


Responsibilities will include but not be limited to participant recruitment and enrollment, administering study measures, scheduling participant visits, survey development, data entry and management, and general study support. Additional responsibilities will include participation in project related meetings, literature reviews, creating meeting agendas, and manuscript development. Candidates must be comfortable interacting with participating families and perform well in office-based settings.


Position contingent upon grant funding. Benefits of this position could include tuition reimbursement consistent with CHOP employee benefits.


Job Responsibilities

1. Provides technical and clinical support for day-to-day activities of research project according to the scope of work and timeline. 

  • Assist in enrollment procedures: screen and recruit participants to participate in research study; determine eligibility based on inclusion/exclusion criteria and conduct consent procedures; conduct study procedures and assessments according to study protocol
  • Collect and manage subject data using RedCAP or similar program
  • Meet all quality assurance and confidentiality guidelines for data collection
  • Schedule participant visits and follow-up procedures for 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 postdoctoral fellow
  • Assist with the development of summary reports, annual reports, evaluations, or other products  
  • Assist in the development of research protocols, amendments, project-specific databases, surveys or interview guides, IRB continuing reviews, and sponsor reports
  • Compile bibliographies, conducts literature reviews and summaries and other investigative processes for the preparation of manuscripts, abstracts, etc. 
  • Attend all meetings related to project, as requested


3. Initiates and maintains effective relationships with the project investigator(s), research team members and collaborators, the project sponsor, and participants 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 participant burden is kept to a minimum and to enhance participant retention
  • Conducts patient and family interactions in a professional and courteous manner
  • Communicates effectively and professionally via electronic, telephone, and in-person modalities with diverse audiences
Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Related responsibilities

  • Register study on
  • Complete case report forms (paper & electronic data capture) and address queries
  • Facilitate pre-study, site qualification, study initiation, and monitoring visit
  • Facilitate study close out activities
  • Retain records/archive documents after study close out
Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Also may be responsible for any of the following:

  • Develop advertisement and recruitment materials
  • Act as liaison for research subject, investigator, IRB, sponsor, and healthcare professionals
  • Self-monitor and self-audit responsibilities
  • Develop informed consent document
  • Maintain Clinical 
  • Develop Case Report Forms
Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
Required Education and Experience

Required Education: AA in related field.  2+ year(s) relevant clinical research experience in psychology, public health, or related field



Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education:Bachelor’s degree and clinical research experience conducting qualitative and quantitative research. Experience with data management/survey software, such as RedCAP.

Preferred Experience: One (1) year relevant clinical research coordination experience

Additional Technical Requirements


Our ideal candidate is mature and motivated with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. This position requires excellent written and oral commination skills, thoroughness, organization, and attention to detail. In addition, the candidate needs to demonstrate ability to work well both as part of a team and independently. Applicants should have high computer proficiency with specific knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Prior experience with RedCAP and statistical software (e.g., SAS) is preferred. Applicants must be able to multitask, follow instructions, and demonstrate dependability. Our ideal candidate has prior experience with qualitative research, including working with focus groups, as well as quantitative research.



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