Clin Research Associate II - Cancer Clinical Epidemiology

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Location: LOC_COLKET-Colket Translational Research 

Req ID: 135232

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Research Institute is seeking research personnel with specialized training (i.e., minimum of MPH, MSc, or MS) in epidemiology and/or biostatistics to support clinical research in the area of pediatric oncology. Under the direction and guidance of the principal investigator (PI), they will assume a lead role, in providing analytic support and project coordination activities for research involving prospective data, electronic health records, large administrative and survey datasets.

This role will have data management and quantitative data analysis responsibilities as well as project coordination responsibilities. Therefore, proficiency with R, SAS, and/or STATA biostatistical software is required, and 3+ years of prior experience in clinical research methods and design is preferred. The candidate will independently perform study coordination, data collection and management, and statistical analyses based on plans developed collaboratively with the research team. They will apply new epidemiologic and biostatistical techniques for ongoing projects, participate in the interpretation and reporting of study results, support the preparation of manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, and contribute to the development of grant proposals for external funding. They will serve as a collaborative member of the group by supporting a variety of research initiatives and interacting with other researchers within the institution and at other institutions.


About the PI: Dr. Kelly Getz is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Pediatrics in the Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM) at the University of Pennsylvania and affiliated faculty in the Center of Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness Research and the Research Institute at CHOP. Dr. Getz's research is focused on the treatment and supportive care of children and young adults with cancer, and on understanding and balancing the associated therapeutic benefits and toxicity risks, with an emphasis in cardio-oncology. She develops and applies advanced epidemiologic methods in observational research studies that impact clinical practice. Her research aims to improve both clinical outcomes and quality of life, and addresses treatment and outcome disparities, for pediatric cancer patients across diagnoses, during treatment, and into survivorship. Dr. Getz is widely published in the fields of pediatric oncology and epidemiologic methods.


Job Responsibilities

Activity Management

  • Oversee staff work and the coordination of projects.
  • Manage participant flow, quality controls, eligibility assessments and reviews.
  • Plan and direct activities, methods, and treatments.
  • Collaborate internally to review, improve and promote processes and procedures.
  • Manage related data collection, analysis, management and databases / system use.
  • Ensure activity compliance with protocol and regulatory requirements.


Activity Coordination and Support

  • Coordinate compliance, documentation and submissions for regulatory agencies.
  • Direct and maintain related documentation, records, and events.
  • Assist with activities including assessments, enrollment and collection.
  • Assist with researching to develop methodologies, instrumentation and procedures.
  • Participate in department presentations and publications.

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Bachelor’s degree


Preferred Experience: Five (5) years of clinical research experience.

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education/Experience: Master’s degree


Preferred Experience: Seven (7) years of clinical research experience.

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Advanced knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Advanced knowledge of clinical research methods.
  • Advanced knowledge of international regulations regarding research including International Conference on Harmonisation's Good Clinical Practices (ICH / GCP)
  • Advanced knowledge of international / government regulations regarding research
  • Advanced knowledge of policies and procedures governing human subjects research.
  • Advanced knowledge of HIPAA regulations
  • Intermediate knowledge of Institutional Review Board (IRB) processes and policies.
  • Intermediate knowledge of research design, data analysis and writing. 
  • Intermediate proficiency with electronic medical record software (EPIC)
  • Intermediate proficiency with office software (Microsoft Office) including word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Intermediate proficiency with academic / reference management applications (EndNote, Mendeley)
  • Intermediate proficiency with electronic data management systems (REDcap)
  • Familiarity with imaging and photo editing software (Adobe Photoshop)
  • Familiarity with survey software (Qualtrics)
  • Familiarity with online crowdsourcing marketplaces (MTurk)
  • Familiarity with statistical software (SPSS/SAS)
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent critical thinking / problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and professionalism
  • Ability to collaborate with stakeholders at all levels
  • Ability to gather, analyze and make recommendations/decisions based on data

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.

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