Research Coordinator- Gender and Sexuality Development Clinic (GSD Clinic)

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19146

Job Type: 

ROBERTS - Roberts Ctr Pediatric Research Req ID: 27628

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

Clinical Research Coordinator I will work at the Gender and Sexuality Development Clinic (GSD Clinic) in the Craig-Dalsimer Division of Adolescent in the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as well as PolicyLab in the Research Institute. The Gender and Sexuality Development Clinic offers psychosocial and medical support for gender variant, gender expansive and transgender children and youth up to age 21 and their families. The multidisciplinary team, led by Nadia Dowshen, MD, and Linda Hawkins, PhD, MSEd, LPC, includes specialists in gender identity development from Social Work and Family Services, Adolescent Medicine, Endocrinology, and Behavioral Health. The mission of PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is to achieve optimal child health and well-being by informing program and policy changes through interdisciplinary research.

The Clinical Research Coordinator I will be aiding the co-directors of the Gender and Sexuality Development clinic in the coordination of research, quality improvement, and clinic development projects. Projects may include, but are not limited to management of the Gender Clinic Registry and clinical, community engaged research and secondary data analyses of large datasets.


Under the direction of the GSD co-directors, the clinical research coordinator will be given various research duties for multiple research projects. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Creating and managing regulatory files electronically and in hard copy for new and current studies

Complying with IRB protocols, applications, and informed consent forms

Coordinating and participating in recruitment, screening, and informed consent with study participants

Scheduling and conducting study visits and data collection procedures and coordinating participant incentives

Manage study tracking sheets and procedures

Monitoring study timelines and milestones

Creating and managing survey and data collection instruments in SurveyMonkey, REDCap, QDS, and other platforms as needed

Data cleaning and analysis

Assist with peer-reviewed journal manuscript and conference abstract preparation and submission

Assisting in medical chart abstraction and maintenance of data registries

Developing and maintaining partnerships with community stakeholders and research partners

Assist with scheduling and set-up of project meetings and recording meeting minutes

Conducting literature searches and maintaining endnote libraries of research materials related to projects

Assisting with grant applications

Assisting with administrative tasks as needed

Assisting the directors in translating research into policy by working with the PolicyLab communications and strategy teams on dissemination through blogs, op-Eds, briefs etc.

Training and supervising students, volunteers, and research assistants

Job Responsibilities

Additional Requirements:

  • Complete all research, clinical, and cultural competency trainings and certifications
  • Ability to function efficiently with minimal supervision in multiple clinical research settings.
  • Ability to learn quickly, work independently as well as collaboratively as a member of the study team.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to interact with staff, adolescents, and community partners.
  • Ability to be discreet with confidential materials and sensitive topics
  • Ability to handle multiple, time dependent tasks and studies in a fast paced complex work environment
  • Must be highly motivated, with strong work ethic, excellent organizational skills, and ability to pay strict attention to detail
  • Prior experience in human subjects research (2+ years)
  • Prior experience in an research office setting
  • Experience with MS office is required
  • Experience with survey software and spreadsheet software is preferred
  • Ability to be flexible with work hours to accommodate scheduling needs of study projects which may include evenings and weekends
  • Possess strong writing, editing, publishing experience
Job Responsibilities (Continued)
Job Responsibilities (Continued)
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 relevant clinical research 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

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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