Clin Research Coordinator I - 65002

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19146

Job Type: 

Req ID: 26590

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

Dr. Alexander Fiks at The Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness and PolicyLab at The Children’s Hospital
of Philadelphia is seeking a clinical research coordinator to join his team.

Dr. Fiks conducts research in primary care settings locally and nationally to improve pediatric decision-making
and child health outcomes. His research addresses diverse topics related to primary care including smoking
prevention and cessation, immunization, asthma, obesity prevention, ADHD/mental health, and medication
safety/effectiveness. Dr. Fiks implements and evaluates health information technology based-interventions
(e.g., clinical decision support, mHealth, social media) through clinical trials, conducts secondary data
analyses of large electronic health record and other datasets, conducts cohort studies in primary care practice,
and often employs mixed methods.

The candidate will work in a supportive and collegial research environment. The Center for Pediatric Clinical
Effectiveness is a pediatric research center dedicated to discovering and sharing knowledge about best
practices in pediatric care by facilitating, organizing and centralizing the performance of clinical effectiveness
research - research aimed at understanding the best ways to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases in children.
CPCE’s multidisciplinary team conducts research on a diverse range of clinical effectiveness topics.
Established in 2008, PolicyLab is a highly innovative, multidisciplinary center within the Research Institute at
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) that works with practitioners, policymakers, and communities
to make sure care provided for children is informed by the best research. Both centers are dedicated to
fostering collaboration across disciplines and to the career development of team members.


Job Responsibilities

The ideal candidate will have Master’s Degree in a health-related field, experience in using Stata or SAS
biostatistical software and prior research experience. Experience in patient-oriented research and/or
secondary data analysis are strongly preferred. Qualitative research and/or GIS skills are also highly valued in
this position.
The applicant is expected to work comfortably as part of a research team. The successful applicant should
have strong writing, organizational, and analytical skills. Job responsibilities will include participation in grant
writing, protocol development, study implementation, study management, research participant recruitment,
data analysis, oral presentation and manuscript presentation. A collaborative working style is required. The
successful applicant will be responsible for leading specific projects.


Job Responsibilities (Continued)
  • Adhere to an IRB approved protocol
  • Participate in the informed consent process of study subjects
  • Support the safety of clinical research patients/research participants
  • Coordinate protocol related research procedures, study visits, and follow-up care
  • Screen, recruit and enroll patients/research participants
  • Maintain study source documents
  • Report adverse events
  • Understand good clinical practice (GCP) and regulatory compliance
  • Educate subjects and family on protocol, study intervention, etc.
  • Comply with Institutional policies, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and guidelines
  • Must comply with federal, state, and sponsor policies
  • Register study on
  • Complete case report forms (paper & electronic data capture) and address queries
  • Submit documents to regulatory authorities (e.g. IRB, FDA, etc.) and/or review/monitoring boards
  • (ie, DSMB, independent safety officer)
  • Facilitate pre-study, site qualification, study initiation, and monitoring visit
  • Facilitate study close out activities
  • Coordinate research/project team meetings
  • Collect, process and ship laboratory specimens
  • Schedule subject visits and procedures
  • Retain records/archive documents after study close out
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: Three (3) years of relevant clinical research experience.

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education: Bachelor’s Degree in related field

Additional Technical Requirements
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to collaborate with stakeholders at all levels

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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