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Clinical Research Coordinator I - Rheumatology

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Job Type: 

Location: LOC_ROBERTS-Roberts Ctr Pediatric Research 

Req ID: 84196

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

Clinical Research Coordinator opening in the Division of Rheumatology for projects related to juvenile arthritis. The Research Coordinator will play a key role in a funded, randomized pragmatic multicenter trial under the direction and guidance of a Principal Investigator and will also be part of a larger Rheumatology research core. The study coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the study activities within the data coordinating center and among all sites. The coordinator will faciliate communication, coordination, timeline management, and reporting of the project related activities occurring within the Data Coordinating Center to the study team. They will be responsible for securing the appropriate regulatory and data sharing agreements among all sites and assist other team members in the management of the study data. The Research Coordinator may also work on a variety of projects using a range of methodologies.  The ideal candidate will have specialized training in public health or epidemiology, including statistical methods, a thorough understanding of research practices and Institutional Review Board (IRB) procedures, and some clinical trials experience. The candidate should also have an interest in childhood rheumatic diseases. This person will need to exercise discretion and judgment in execution of research protocols, analysis of data, and general project support.

 

Research Coordinator will conduct literature searches and article retrievals; perform clinical research involving patient enrollment; data entry, retrieval and analysis; coordination of study visits; participate in research meetings to gain a better understanding of protocol issues and project developments; assist in preparation of grants, IRB documents, manuscripts and presentations; assist in overseeing and coordinating student research assistants.

Job Responsibilities

  • Direct and indirect supervision, training, support, and management of staff to ensure compliance with study protocol, NIH and FDA policies.
  • Assist in preparation, coordination and tracking of materials for all initial, modification, and continuing review IRB submissions at CHOP and other sites
  • Assist in securing the appropriate regulatory and data sharing agreements among all sites and assist other team members in the management of the study data
  • Oversee clinical trial budget preparations, billing plans, contract preparations, and resolution of billing/budget/contract issues.
  • Facilitate communication, coordination, timeline management and reporting of the project related activities ocurring within the Data Coordinating Center to the study team. 
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with the individual study management teams, various core groups at CHOP’s Research Institute and other participating institutions. 
  • As part of Management Team, develop, review, and update program policies and procedures as needed. 
  • Responsible for preparation or overseeing preparation of necessary Data Safety Monitoring Board reports.
  • Serve as primary liaison between research and other hospital staff to carry out the needs of the research project(s).
  • Assist with analysis of data and preparation of manuscripts and scientific presentations, as needed.
  • Applied knowledge of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines including protection of human research subjects with particular emphasis on pediatrics, definitions and reporting requirement for adverse events, elements of informed consent, Federal Codes, Regulations and Guidelines relevant to the performance and conduct of clinical trials.
  • Apply relevant project lessons and skills to ongoing Rheumatology Research Core initiatives

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

  • Able to perform assigned tasks with minimal supervision and in adherence with all grant requirements
  • Able to work accurately and pay strict attention to detail
  • Adaptable to do work that is varied and requires an intellectual and professional approach
  • High degree of flexibility of skills and hours
  • Able to successfully collaborate with a team comprised of researchers, community partners and others from diverse backgrounds
  • Strong interest in and commitment to public health research, program implementation, and child health policy that aims to improve health for children and families
  • Proficiency with statistical analysis software (i.e. Stata, SAS or SPSS) preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) required 
  • Clinical trials experience preferred
  • Able to perform assigned tasks with minimal supervision and in adherence with all grant requirements
  • Able to work accurately and pay strict attention to detail
  • Adaptable to do work that is varied and requires an intellectual and professional approach
  • Proficiency with statistical analysis software (i.e. Stata, SAS or SPSS) preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) required 

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

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