Clinical Research Assistant I

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Job Type: 

COLKET - Colket Translational Research Req ID: 27382

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AP - Active - Regular - Part Time 

Job Summary

We are seeking a part-time (20 hours) Clinical Research Assistant (CRA) to work directly with the Clinical Research Coordinators across several projects in the Behavioral Oncology lab at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The primary role of the CRA will be to assist with recruitment across three research studies (Implementation of a Psychosocial Assessment Tool across pediatric cancer centers; testing a decision support tool for adolescents and young adults with cancer; testing an intervention for caregivers of young adults survivors of brain tumors) and the Life after Treatment Education and Assessment project, which provides resources and support to patients and their families to help navigate the transition off of treatment.


Key responsibilities and ongoing tasks may include: (1) participant screening, (2) participant recruitment and tracking; (3) data collection via phone or iPad with patients and families in the oncology clinic, (4) data abstraction from the electronic health record, (5) data management including coding of qualitative data and quality assurance of quantitative data.


This position will provide the CRA with exposure to behavioral health/pediatric psychology research from study start-up to finish, and provide opportunities for patient contact in the hospital setting. Applicants interested in seeking research experience in preparation for doctoral training in psychology or a related field are encouraged to apply.  

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: 

Upper level undergraduate or Bachelor’s Degree (preferred) in psychology, public health, nursing or other related fields

Prior research/office experience strongly preferred

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work with study team members,

healthcare personnel, and patients/families

Ability to work well independently, as well as collaboratively as a member of the study team

Ability to remain flexible and handle multiple time dependent tasks in a fast-paced work environment

Must be highly motivated with a strong work ethic, excellent organizational skills, and ability to pay strict attention to detail

Knowledge of basic research designs and experience with Excel, REDCap and SPSS is preferred


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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