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Clinical Research Coordinator I - Pediatric IDEAS Research Group

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19146

Location: LOC_ROBERTS-Roberts Ctr Pediatric Research 

Req ID: 117441

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

The successful candidate will join the research teams of Dr. Kathleen Chiotos and Dr. Jeffrey Gerber in the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Stewardship (IDEAS) Research Group at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Chiotos an attending physician in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at CHOP, and Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania with a secondary appointment in pediatric infectious diseases. Dr. Chiotos’s research interests are related to the epidemiology and treatment of multidrug resistant gram-negative infections as well as antimicrobial stewardship in the PICU setting. Dr. Gerber’s is an attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at CHOP. His research focuses on the epidemiology and outcomes of antimicrobial use in children with the goal of improving clinical outcomes while limiting the emergence of antimicrobial resistance. His approach benchmarks antimicrobial use across clinical settings to identify high-impact targets for improvement, followed by 1) comparative effectiveness studies for clinical scenarios where practice variability exists in the absence of evidence; 2) interventions to implement and disseminate evidence- based practice where prescribing guidelines do exist; and 3) qualitative assessments of the clinician, practice, or institution-level factors that might drive antimicrobial prescribing.

 

The ideal candidate will have a Master’s Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics or a related field. This role will have both project coordination and data management responsibilities. Prior research experience and proficiency with R, Stata, or SAS biostatistical software are required. Experience in patient-oriented research and analysis using large clinical or administrative datasets are preferred.

 

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, data analysis, oral presentation and manuscript presentation. The coordinator will be responsible for leading specific projects, and a collaborative working style is required.

 

The candidate will be a member of the Pediatric IDEAS Research Group, a collaborative group of investigators within the Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness (CPCE) at CHOP. The mission of the Pediatric IDEAS Research Group is to perform rigorous clinical and translational research that generates evidence on the prevention and treatment of infections to inform best practices and improve the health of children, families, and communities.

 

Job Responsibilities

Core responsibilities

  • 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

 

Related responsibilities

  • Manage essential regulatory documents
  • Register study on ClinicalTrial.gov
  • 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

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 coordination related, clinical related or research related 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.

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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