Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Pennâ™s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.
Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.
The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.
Posted Job Title
Clinical Research Coordinator B/C
Job Profile Title
Clinical Research Coordinator C
Job Description Summary
The Clinical Research Program GU Research Team at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania seeks a full-time Clinical Research Coordinator to organize, coordinate and implement studies involving a wide variety of investigational products and various sponsors. He/she will be responsible for all aspects of clinical trial coordination including: subject recruitment, detailed data entry, subject visits and follow-up and regulatory documentation.
THIS POSITION IS CONTINGENT UPON FUNDING
Clinical Research Coordinator B:
This individual will work under general supervision.
Assist program managers with initiating study procedures for new industry-sponsored and investigator-initiated clinical trials. Organize, participate and assist in the preparation of documents needed for initiation, monitoring, internal and external auditing, and study close-out visits. Interface with regulatory authorities, Sponsors and cooperative groups as directed by the supervisor.
Coordinate the conduct of complex (i.e. multi-drug regimens, high toxicity potential, multiple random assignments, or immunotherapies, etc.) Phase I - IV clinical trials and registries within the GU Clinical Research Program. Complete relevant training to function in the role including but not limited to electronic databases, and processing/shipping specimens.
Coordinate completion and appropriate documentation of study staff training. Be actively involved in planning and implementation of patient recruitment into studies (involves deciding which strategies are best, reviewing medical records of upcoming new and return patient clinic visits and discussing with investigators, reaching out to potential referring physicians, approaching potential subjects in the office or speaking to them by phone, asking pre-screening eligibility questions, etc.).
Participate in clinic to explain the trial and provide informed consent to the patient and family. Develop, schedule and oversee subject visits and any necessary testing and appointment coverage according to protocol and in accordance with Good Clinical Practice ("GCP") (e.g. scheduling subject visits within the appropriate window, ensuring all tests and assessments at each visit are performed, reporting adverse events and ensuring review and appropriate follow-up by investigator, monitoring patient care and treatment side effects in concert with investigators, detailed documentation of study activities). Ensure drug accountability and appropriate diary completion. Ensure adequate drug supply and assist Pharmacist with ordering if needed. Monitor subjects per protocol requirements and ensure adherence to protocol. Show vigilance in patient safety, protocol compliance and data quality. Adhere to all University of Pennsylvania, FDA and GCP guidelines.
Participate in the development/maintenance of study specific case report forms and source document tools. Organize and maintain all documentation required by the sponsor or CRO per GCP - includes source documentation, case report forms, and research charts.
Collect, review and report timely, valid, accurate study data. Obtain records required to complete case report forms. Update/maintain study record in the Clinical Trials Management System (CTMS) in real-time. Maintain clinical trial databases by completing case report forms within 5 business days of subject visits and resolving data queries within 5-7 days of issuance. These timelines may be shortened during periods of data lock or in preparation for abstract/manuscript submission.
On behalf of the site, participate in weekly or bi-weekly Sponsor teleconferences to review the status of ongoing patients and slot assignments/allocations for next dose levels; share study-wide updates/issues with program managers and study team members who were not able to participate. Coordinate and participate in core study team, disease-site group and ongoing protocol training/compliance meetings. Prepare agendas and record minutes for circulation. Provide regular updates to the research team and program managers. Assist program managers in meeting project timelines. Participate in working groups within the GU Clinical Research Program that will maximize the efficiency and quality of research performed, including developing SOP's. May act as a mentor to coordinators who have joined the program with less research experience.
Clinical Research Coordinator B: Bachelor's degree and 2-4 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, are required. The successful candidate must have: (1) practical experience coordinating the day-to-day activities of multiple research projects; (2) effective verbal and written communication skills; (3) ability to learn new methods quickly and multi-task; (4) demonstrated ability to work as part of a team as well as independently; (5) knowledge or experience in oncology preferred but not required; (6) ability to work flexible hours; (7) possess working knowledge of the Title 21 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), International Conference of Harmonization (ICH) and Good Clinical (Research) Practice (GCP) Guidelines.
Clinical Research Coordinator C:
The Clinical Research Coordinator C will have the same duties as B but will include the following:
This individual will work independently with minimal supervision. May act in a lead capacity or as back-up to supervisor.
Work directly with physicians to design, set-up and execute studies. Be responsible for writing investigator initiated IND/IDE clinical trials in collaboration with faculty supervisor. Speak at investigator meetings or site initiation visits for IITs where physician is the national Principal Investigator. Assist in analyzing clinical data to determine response and clinical outcomes; assist with literature reviews; contribute to the preparation of study abstracts, posters, manuscripts and grant applications.
Work in conjunction with program managers
Participate in budget preparation for trials as needed. Independently move a clinical trial through each phase of development, resolving issues and queries with input from a supervisor as required
Independently manage complex (i.e. multi-drug regimens, high toxicity potential, multiple random assignments, or immunotherapies, etc.) Phase 1- IV clinical trials and registries within the GU Clinical Research Program. This includes managing various aspects of multi-center trials such as working with partnering institutions on budgets and IRB documentation, and monitoring external research sites.
Develop, schedule and oversee subject visits and any necessary testing and appointment coverage according to protocol and in accordance witl1 Good Clinical Practice ("GCP") (e.g. scheduling subject visits within the appropriate window, ensuring all tests and assessments at each visit are performed, reporting adverse events and ensuring review and appropriate follow-up by investigator, coordinating treatment administration and/or procedures with physician or NP, monitoring patient care and treatment side effects in concert with investigators, detailed documentation of study activities).
Act in lead capacity in coordination of program projects and assist program managers in overseeing execution of project timelines as well as completion of study related activities delegated to research coordinators/assistants who provide study related support (e.g., regulatory submissions and data entry). May be responsible for orientation/mentoring of new staff and act as resource to current staff members with study related issues. Act as back-up to the program managers when required.
Clinical Research Coordinator C: Bachelor's degree and 4-6 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, are required. The successful candidate must have: (1) practical experience coordinating the day-to-day activities of multiple therapeutic research protocols; (2) effective verbal and written communication skills; (3) ability to learn new methods quickly and multi-task; (4) demonstrated ability to work as part of a team as well as independently;(5) knowledge or experience in oncology preferred but not required; (6) ability to work flexible hours; (7) possess working knowledge of the Title 21 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), International Conference of Harmonization (ICH) and Good Clinical (Research) Practice (GCP) Guidelines.
THIS POSITION IS CONTINGENT UPON FUNDING
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine
$50,684.00 - $91,232.00
Affirmative Action Statement Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Internal Number: JR00017510
About University of Pennsylvania
Penn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff. Academic life at Penn is unparalleled, with an undergraduate student body of 10,000 from every U.S. state and around the world. The entering class of 2015 is the most talented and diverse in Penn's history. Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the country, Penn welcomes an additional 10,000 students to our top-ranked graduate and professional schools.