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Clin Research Associate I-PolicyLab

Date: Feb 8, 2018

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US, 19146

Company: CHOP

Job Description

Req ID: 14850

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

This is a full time research associate position offered through PolicyLab at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  The aim of PolicyLab is to achieve optimal child health and well-being by informing program and policy changes through interdisciplinary research.  The research associate will assume a lead role, under the direction and guidance of the Principal Investigator, in providing analytic support and project coordination activities for research involving large administrative and survey datasets.  In addition to serving as a quantitative analyst within research teams, this person will serve as a collaborative member of the PolicyLab research staff and participate in center-wide initiatives.

The ideal candidate will have specialized training in public health, including biostatistics and epidemiology, with a high degree of understanding of research project coordination. The research associate will need to exercise discretion and judgment in the oversight and management of research-identifiable data, extraction and analysis of data, general project support, and project dissemination activities.  The research associate will oversee reporting requirements.       

Job Responsibilities

Coordinates project activities and maintain communication with Principal Investigator and research team members.

Plans and leads weekly meetings of team members.

Performs data acquisition, compliance, and management activities to meet standards for federal and state administrative data.

Collaborates with the data programming staff.

Perform data analysis tasks in collaboration with Principal Investigator.

Collaborates with the Principal Investigator to prepare dissemination of results as abstracts, scientific manuscripts, and progress reports.

Prepares applications for the IRB or IACUC, Radiation Safety Committee, and other official regulatory groups. Keeps up-to-date files on correspondence and maintain approval status.

Attends conferences and presentations to share project findings.

Applies relevant project lessons and skills to ongoing center initiatives.

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic


Masters of/in in Public Health or Epidemiology with 3 - 5 years of clinical research experience OR a PhD in a related field.

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Ability to function independently in a clinical research setting
  • Ability to handle multiple, time dependent tasks
  • Excellent communication skills to interact with staff, parents and children
  • Ability to handle confidential materials
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to write progress reports and scientific manuscripts
  • Ability to use computers, learn new software applications
  • Ability to manage data and perform quantitative analysis
  • Current knowledge and understanding of GCP and ICH guidelines as well as FDA and, if applicable, local regulations, Definitions and Reporting requirements for adverse events, IRBs, Elements of Informed Consent

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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