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Clinical Research Coordinator I

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19146

Job Type: 

Req ID: 26519

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 coordinator to support studies that implement and evaluate school-based aggression and bullying prevention programs within the School District of Philadelphia.  The coordinator will provide administrative, research, and operational support and leadership 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. 

 

Under supervision from the Clinical Research Administrative Manager, he/she coordinates all clinical research activities within the scope of clinical research protocols. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to developing and maintaining partnerships with participating schools, monitoring study timelines and milestones; coordinating and participating in recruitment/informed consent of study participants and data collection procedures; managing master list and tracking procedures; coordinating data entry, verification, cleaning and/scoring; database management, and supporting funding proposals/manuscript preparation as appropriate.

 

A BA/BS degree in a related field is required for this position, as well as 2+ year(s) relevant human subjects clinical research experience; experience with data management/survey software.  Experience in an urban school settings strongly preferred.  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 preferred. Applicants must be able to multitask, follow instructions, and demonstrate dependability. The role requires excellent written and oral commination skills, thoroughness, organization, and attention to detail. He/she will work independently but has the ability to work well as part of a team.

 

 

Job Responsibilities

Coordinate research activities

  • Monitor study timelines and milestones
  • Coordinate/schedule study visits and procedures
  • Coordinate and participate in the informed consent process of study subjects
  • Coordinate and participate in in data collection and other protocol-related research procedures
  • Manage master lists of study participants and adhere to all participant tracking procedures (e.g., consent status, completion of measures), including ongoing review and updating of documents
  • Meet all quality assurance and confidentiality guidelines for data collection, and ensure accurate completion of questionnaires and other data collection during study visits
  • Support the safety of clinical research participants
  • Review, organize and appropriately file all data
  • Prepare and organize assessment packets, intervention materials & supplies
  • Educate participants on protocol, study intervention, etc.
  • Coordinate research/project team  meetings

Data management

  • Create and maintain project databases (e.g., REDCap, SPSS, Excel)
  • Coordinate and/or participate in data entry, verification, cleaning and/or scoring
  • Prepare databases for analyses
  • Create and maintain database codebooks and research standard operating procedures (SOPs)

 

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Support regulatory activities

  • Work with Administrative Manager to create and submit documents/reports to regulatory authorities (e.g. IRB), review/monitoring boards (e.g., DSMB) or sponsors (e.g., Pew Charitable Trusts)
  • Adhere to an IRB-approved protocol
  • Report adverse events
  • Comply with Institutional policies, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and guidelines
  • Comply with federal, state, and sponsor policies
  • Understand  good clinical practice (GCP) and regulatory compliance
  • Possess knowledge of IRB and human subject protection
  • Maintain study source documents
  • Retain records/archive documents after study close out
  • Contribute to conferences and preparation of manuscripts and grants as appropriate

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

 

  • Ensures that study team is kept up to date on all relevant activities within the research study.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with school participating in the research studies
  • Develop and maintain relationships with research team members and school-based partners involved in the study to ensure that 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 in a related field 

 

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

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 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 preferred. Applicants must be able to multitask, follow instructions, and demonstrate dependability.

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).

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Phone: 866-820-9288 

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