Clinical Research Coordinator B/C (Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care)
University of Pennsylvania
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Internal Number: 4855457
Clinical Research Coordinator B/C (Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care)
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Posted Job Title Clinical Research Coordinator B/C (Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care)
Job Profile Title Clinical Research Coordinator B
Job Description Summary With minimal supervision: the clinical research coordinator will coordinate Phase I-IV clinical trials and registries for the Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program. Screen, recruit, consent and enroll eligible subjects per protocol using GCP guidelines. Implement various research protocols and guidelines. Provide education to the patient and/or families. Responsible for management and oversight of research medication administration, monitoring of patient care, monitoring of side effects/adverse events, and maintaining general oversight of patient status throughout study period. Will record and report adverse events and serious adverse events per protocols. Manage patient treatment per protocol, schedule clinical and research office visits, interact with cardiology and pulmonary staff to schedule and oversee research testing. Responsible for drawing labs (phlebotomy training preferred), sample processing and shipping. Responsible for performing vital signs and EKGs for study visits. Organize and maintain all documentation required by the sponsor or CRO- includes source documentation, case report forms, and research charts. Responsible for accurate data collection and data entry. Responsible for the preparation and processing of all Institutional Review Board (IRB) documentation through the IRB and defined regulatory authorities, including submissions, continuing reviews, amendments, deviation and adverse event reporting. Work closely with study sponsors and physicians. Communicate any research issues to PI and primary MD, communication with research team, including Investigators, project managers, CRC and regulatory team, to ensure patient safety and proper study conduct. Participate in initiation, monitoring, audit and close-out visits. Participate in study team meetings and ongoing protocol training/compliance meetings. Demonstrate vigilance in patient safety, protocol compliance, and data quality. Adhere to all University of Pennsylvania, FDA and GCP guidelines. May act as a mentor to coordinators who have joined the program with less research experience.
The Coordinator B will participate in and coordinate clinical trials and clinical studies in the PVD program. The person will support a diverse group of investigators, involving work on a wide spectrum of clinical trials ranging from phase I to IV, investigator and industry initiated, different disease states and varying complexities. Involvement in trials will range from consulting to serving as the primary coordinator for a study handling all coordinator activities such as:
Assist in development of study documents. Communicate with study team members and regulatory review boards. Recruit, consent and screen patients according to protocol. Schedule patient visits and any necessary testing. Conduct patient visits. Monitor patients per protocol requirements and ensure adherence to protocol requirements. Organize and maintain all documentation required by the Investigator, sponsor or CRO, includes source documentation, case report forms, and research charts. Collect, review and report study data. Complete case report forms and resolve data queries. Process and ship study specimens including blood and urine. Participate in initiation, monitoring, audit and close-out visits. Participate in study team meetings, and ongoing protocol training. Assist in the development/maintenance of study specific case report forms and source document tools. Show vigilance in patient safety, protocol compliance and data qualify. Adhere to all University of Pennsylvania, FDA and GCP guidelines.
The Clinical Research Coordinator C is expected to perform the duties above with more limited supervision from the supervisor. In addition, will develop complex documents such as protocols and consents, lead team meetings, and may take a lead role in study communication with internal and external groups. Work directly with investigators to design, set-up and execute studies. Accountable for making sure study timelines and goals are met. Independently move a clinical trial through each phase of development, resolving issues and queries with input from a supervisor as required. Management of clinical trials and will need to use more independent judgment.
***Contingent upon funding***
Effective problem solving abilities; effective communication and writing skills; strong organizational and time management skills; flexible and able to multi-task; demonstrated ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently; knowledge of IRB and human research protection regulations; prior experience in gene therapy trials preferred
Coordinator B: Bachelor's degree required and 2-3 years of related experience (or equivalent combination of education and experience)
Coordinator C: Bachelor's degree required and 4-5 years of related experience (or equivalent combination of education and experience)
Job Location - City, State Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Department / School Perelman School of Medicine
Pay Range $43,919.00 - $67,046.00 Annual Rate Salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.
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