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Clinical Research Coordinator-PolicyLab and The Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness

Date: Jun 19, 2017

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Company: CHOP

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Job Description

Req ID: 8381

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

Clinical Research Coordinator opening in the PolicyLab and The Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness for projects related to vulnerable populations with a focus on child maltreatment prevention, diagnosis and treatment. The Research Coordinator will play a key role in research projects under the direction and guidance of the Principal Investigator. This person will be a collaborative member of our team and will help to develop a research portfolio focused on understanding and improving outcomes for at risk children.  The Research Coordinator will assist with activities related to implementing and evaluating a parenting intervention for parents of children with behavioral concerns.   The Research Coordinator will also work on a variety of other projects using a range of methodologies.  The ideal candidate will have specialized training in public health, epidemiology, and statistical analysis, with an interest in child maltreatment and an understanding of research practices and Institutional Review Board (IRB) procedures. This person will need to exercise discretion and judgment in execution of research protocols, analysis of data, and general project support.

Job Responsibilities

Research Coordinator will conduct literature searches and article retrievals; perform clinical research involving patient enrollment, data entry, and 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.

•         Participate in all aspects of study implementation, including recruitment, enrollment, intervention implementation, data collection, data entry, and data management.

  •   Conduct  in-person or telephone interviews of study subjects.
  •   Travel to study locations to assist with implementation and evaluation of parenting program.  

•         Participate in meetings with a multidisciplinary team concerning the research process and impact.

•         Assist in preparation, coordination and tracking of materials for all initial, modification, and continuing review IRB submissions.

•         Ensure that regulatory files are current and in compliance with IRB regulations and approvals including informed consent, reporting of adverse events (serious and non-serious), etc.

•         Assist with administrative and business aspects of studies, including the timely preparation of grant applications and progress reports to funders.

•         Assist in development and maintenance of surveys, forms and instruments for research purposes.

•         Assist in the identification and procurement of research publications, legislation, and state and federal regulations from the Internet or libraries.

•         Review literature and synthesize findings on a variety of child health topics, especially regarding child maltreatment.

•         Record and summarize data clearly and concisely. 

•         Perform analyses including descriptive statistics, under the direction of the Principal Investigator.

•         Collaborate in the preparation of reports and policy briefs.

•         Assist in the development of presentations of ongoing research findings for professional conferences.

•         Assist in all aspects of preparation of scientific manuscripts for submission to peer reviewed journals.

•         Apply relevant project lessons and skills to ongoing CPCE/PolicyLab initiatives.

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

Required Education and Experience

BA/BS in a related field with  2+ year(s) relevant clinical research experience

OR  Masters of Public Health or Epidemiology.





Additional Technical Requirements

  • 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 qualitative data analysis software (i.e. NVIVO) preferred.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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