Qualitative Clinical Research Coordinator

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19146

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Req ID: 24483

Shift: Any

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

This is a full time Qualitative Clinical Research Coordinator position offered through PolicyLab: Center to Bridge Research, Practice, and Policy at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The aim of PolicyLab is to achieve optimal child health and well-being by informing program and policy changes through interdisciplinary research. The research coordinator will be responsible for qualitative contributions to a range of health services research studies.

PolicyLab offers an exciting position for a health professional who possesses strong leadership skills as well as diverse experiences with qualitative methods and analysis. The research associate will have the opportunity to work in team settings that include both qualitative and quantitative experts on various projects.

The ideal candidate will have specialized training in qualitative methods and public health with a high degree of understanding of research design and processes, including Institutional Review Board (IRB) procedures, recruitment, consent, and data management. Experience with qualitative research and some exposure to quantitative data analysis or mixed methods are expected. Rigorous attention to detail and organization are essential. This person will need to exercise discretion and judgment in the execution of research protocols, lead coding and analysis efforts, provide general project support, and must work closely with project teams to ensure all project timelines, standards, and reporting requirements are met. Mastery of NVivo software, qualitative interviewing, and focus group facilitation are required.

Preferred Requirements:  Bachelor's degree with three (3) to five (5) years of public health research experience OR Master's Degree in Public Health or Social Work with one (1) to three (3) years of public health research experience.


Job Responsibilities

Job Responsibilities:

• Communicate effectively across interdisciplinary project teams across institutions using clear meeting agendas, emails, and calendar invites to share project updates, dictate and follow through on next steps, and keep the group on task to achieve project goals.

• Prepare, coordinate and track materials for all initial, modification and continuing review IRB submissions.

• Review literature and synthesize findings on a variety of child health topics.

• Develop, update, and maintain data collection instruments (e.g. interview guides, surveys) for research purposes.

• Lead project team’s recruitment, data collection, management, and analysis efforts.

• Conduct interviews and focus groups with research study participants.

• Create and manage NVivo project files among team members.

• Perform analyses using NVivo query functions and memoing in preparation for team meetings, under direction of lead investigators.

• Lead and participate in conversations with multidisciplinary team members concerning the research process and future directions to ensure high quality and high impact research.

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

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


Required Education and Experience

Required Education::  BA/BS in a related field

Required Experience:  3+ year(s) relevant clinical research coordination experience

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education:  MA/MS in a related field

Preferred Experience:  1+ year(s) relevant clinical research coordination experience

Additional Technical Requirements

Requires effective writing and communication, work as part of a team, ability to multitask

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.

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