Clinical Research Assistant II

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19146

Job Type: 

Req ID: 26520

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

The Violence Prevention Initiative (VPI) at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is seeking a research assistant to support studies that implement and evaluate school-based aggression and bullying prevention programs within the School District of Philadelphia.  The research assistant will work under the supervision of the Administrative Manager and Research Coordinator to provide administrative, research, and operational support to the research studies.   He/she will be part of an interdisciplinary team of psychology researchers and clinicians, research staff, and trainees ranging from undergraduate students to post-doctoral fellows in the areas of psychology, social work, public health, education, and other related fields. 


Responsibilities will include but are not limited to developing and maintaining partnerships with participating schools, recruitment/informed consent of study participants, administering study measures, data entry, verification, cleaning and/scoring, database management, and preparation of study materials.


An Associate’s Degree is required for this position, and a BA/BS degree is strongly preferred.  Two+ years of relevant human subjects clinical research experience and experience with data management is required.  Applicants should have high computer proficiency with specific knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Prior experience with REDCap and statistical software (i.e. SPSS, SAS, STAT) is strongly preferred. This position requires excellent written and oral commination skills, thoroughness, organization, and attention to detail. Works independently but has the ability to work well as part of a team. Applicants must be able to multitask, follow instructions, and demonstrate dependability.

Job Responsibilities

Provide technical and clinical support in the conduct of clinical research studies

  • Assist with enrollment procedures, including conducting consent procedures to recruit participants
  • Administer screening, baseline, and post-intervention study measures to students according to the study protocol
  • Assist with data collection from counselors, teachers, and parents
  • Meet all quality assurance and confidentiality guidelines for data collection, and ensure accurate completion of questionnaires and other data collection during study visits
  • Assist with scheduling and school check-ins
  • Distribute participant incentives as needed
  • Report adverse events

Provide research and administrative support in the conduct of clinical research studies

  • Conduct all research activities efficiently and accurately
  • Participate in documentation and tracking procedures (e.g., master enrollment lists, consent logs, data collection logs)
  • Participate in data entry, verification, cleaning and/or scoring
  • Participate in database management, including Excel, REDcap, and SPSS
  • Prepare and organize assessment packets, intervention materials & supplies
  • Filing and office organization
  • Order materials/supplies
  • Attend research meetings
  • Comply with Institutional policies, SOPs and guidelines
  • Comply with federal, state, and sponsor policies
  • Possess knowledge of IRB and human subject protection and must adhere to an IRB approved protocol.
Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Initiates and maintains effective relationships with the project investigator(s), research team members and collaborators, and participants. 

  • Report to project coordinator regarding tasks and daily research operations
  • Maintain relationships with the study team and have ongoing communication about project updates
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with school participating in the research studies
  • Ensure study participant burden is kept to a minimum and to enhance participant retention.
  • Conduct on-site and school-based interactions in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally via electronic, telephone, and in-person modalities with diverse audiences
Job Responsibilities (Continued)
Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Associates Degree 


Required Experience:  2+ year(s) relevant human subjects clinical research experience; experience with data management/survey software

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education:  BA/BS in a related field (e.g., psychology, social work, public health, education)

Preferred Experience:  2+ year(s) relevant human subjects clinical research experience; experience in urban school settings

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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