Clinical Research Assistant II - 65001

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19146

Job Type: 

Location: LOC_ROBERTS-Roberts Ctr Pediatric Research 

Req ID: 83154

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

The Violence Intervention Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is seeking at Research Assistant to support a study evaluating a brief intervention for youth who have experienced violence-related injuries. Under the direct supervision of the study team, this individual will provide administrative and operational support to the research study.


Responsibilities will include but not be limited to participant recruitment and enrollment, administering study measures, scheduling participant visits, data entry, medical record abstraction, and study enrollment support. Additional responsibilities will include participation in project related meetings, literature reviews, and manuscript development.  Candidates must be comfortable interacting with participants in the field (i.e. homes, schools, neighborhood settings), and perform well in office-based settings.


Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this position is primarily remote, requiring telework. This position will require travel to local communities and the hospital once it is safe to do so.


Position contingent upon grant funding.


Job Responsibilities

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

  • Perform medical record abstraction
  • Enter and manage subject data using REDCap
  • Assist in enrollment procedures: screen and recruit participants in clinical and community settings 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.
  • Meet all quality assurance and confidentiality guidelines for data collection, and ensure accurate completion of questionnaires and other data collection during study visits
  • Schedule follow-up procedures for research participants with multiple time points.
  • Distribute participant incentives as needed.
  • Maintain master enrollment lists and tracking logs
  • Filing and office organization
  • Report adverse events


Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Performs specific administrative research duties according to work plan & priorities set forth by project leadership.

  • Provide direct administrative support to Investigators and Study Coordinator.
  • Assist with the development of summary reports, annual reports, evaluations, or other products.  
  • Assist in the development of research protocols, amendments, project-specific databases, IRB continuing reviews, and sponsor reports.
  • Compile bibliographies, conducts literature searches and other investigative processes for the preparation of manuscripts, abstracts, etc. 
  • Attend all meetings related to project, as requested

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)

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
  • Follow-up care
  • Order materials/supplies
  • Schedule research meetings


Research Study Compliance

  • Adhere to an IRB approved protocols
  • Comply with Institutional policies, SOPs and guidelines
  • Comply with federal, state, and sponsor policies

Also may be responsible for any of the following:

  • Participate in the informed consent process for study subjects
  • Document and report adverse events
  • Maintain study source documents
  • Submit basic IRB reports
  • Complete case report forms (paper and electronic data capture)
Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Associates Degree or active enrollment in a Bachelor’s Degree Program


Required Experience:  Two (2) years of relevant clinical research experience.

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education:  Bachelor’s Degree in related field

Additional Technical Requirements
  • Basic knowledge of 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.

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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