Clinical Research Coordinator III - 65004

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19146

Job Type: 

LOC_ROBERTS-Roberts Ctr Pediatric Research Req ID: 81826

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

The successful candidate will join the research team of Dr. Jeffrey Gerber in the Pediatric IDEAS Research Group at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The clinical research coordinator’s primary responsibilities will be to oversee the local operations of a randomized controlled study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a SARS CoV-2 vaccine.

Dr. Gerber’s 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 prior experience coordinating patient-oriented research and clinical trials specifically. A Master’s Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics or a related field is preferred. Proficiency with R, Stata, or SAS biostatistical software is desirable.

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 may include participation in grant writing, protocol development, study implementation, study management, data analysis, oral presentation and manuscript presentation. A collaborative working style is required. The successful applicant will be responsible for leading specific projects.

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
  • 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:  Seven (7) years of 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).

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