Clinical Research Coordinator III (Leukodystrophy Center)

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Job Type: 

Req ID: 25849

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

The Clinical Research Coordinator III (CRC III) will support the safe and effective implementation of clinical trials conducted through the CHOP Leukodystrophy Center. The Leukodystrophy Center was founded in 2015 with the mission of providing comprehensive clinical care, advanced diagnostic testing, and cutting-edge therapeutics for infants, children and adolescents with leukodystrophies and other white matter disorders. The CRC III will report directly to the Program Director, Dr. Adeline Vanderver, MD.


This is a high-volume, fast-paced clinical research environment, and a successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to learn new skills effectively and multi-task efficiently. Excellent communication is essential, as the position will involve regular communication with physicians, scientists, research staff, patients, and families. Successful candidates must demonstrate a genuine interest in clinical research, as well as a solid understanding of the effective conduct and coordination of clinical trials

The Clinical Research Coordinator III will make direct and lasting contributions to the development of breakthrough cures and medical treatments in a highly unique patient population affected by rare and complex neurological disorders. The Clinical Research Coordinator III will develop close working relationships with clinicians and researchers at CHOP, as well as with collaborators, industry executives, and disease advocates participating in the international Global Leukodystrophy Initiative (GLIA) consortium.

Job Responsibilities

  • Applies in depth knowledge of clinical research and independently coordinates the activities of 1 or more large-scale, complex multi-center / multi-institutional studies
  • Provides oversight in the preparation, management and monitoring of study budgets
  • Accountable for study oversight at one or more sites/institutions
  • May be responsible for conducting monitoring activities at one or more sites/institutions
  • Prepares study sites for internal/external regulatory audits (sponsor, FDA, NIH, etc)
  • Facilitates and/or leads research/project team meetings
  • Educates and mentors internal and external clinical staff, research teams and other coordinators; provides resources, and consulting on difficult protocols or projects
  • Independent of the PI assesses and critiques protocol feasibility and provides recommendations
  • May support 1 or more PI sponsored INDs or IDEs
  • Liaises between Research billing (CTFM) and the research team
  • Participate in the informed consent process of study subjects
  • Screen, recruit and enroll patients/research participants
  • Report adverse events
  • Comply with Institutional policies, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and guidelines
  • Must comply with federal, state, and sponsor policies

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

Required Education and Experience

Required Education:  Bachelor’s Degree in related field


Required Experience:  Five (5) years of relevant clinical research coordination experience

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education:  Master’s degree in a related field


Preferred Experience:  Two (2) years relevant clinical research coordination experience


Preferred Licenses/certificates/registrations:

  • Completion of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training
  • Society of Clinical Research Associates – SoCRA membership or Association of Clinical Research Professionals – ACRP membership

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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