Employment Opportunities

Project Director — Intergenerational Family Services

Job Summary

This position serves as project director of a multi-year implementation pilot program of community nursing and primary care integration. The project director will coordinate and execute project planning, roll-out, and evaluation activities.  The project director will be responsible for communication and relationship building with community and state policy partners. The project director will be a member of the PolicyLab Intergenerational Family Services Collaborative—the cross-center strategy for issues of innovative family-centered care in pediatrics, social determinants of health, community-clinical linkages and parenting interventions within PolicyLab. The project director will report to the PolicyLab Deputy Director.

Job Responsibilities

The project director will manage the implementation of the project planning period, implementation activities, and evaluation activities for the pilot. In this role, the project director will participate in the development of and execute the strategic plan for the pilot, with responsibilities including: coordinate communication between partners and serve as the main point of contact for clinical and community staff, oversee the project Advisory Board, organize meetings and project implementation activities, prepare quarterly project updates, and coordinate evaluation activities.

The project director will work directly with the PolicyLab Deputy Director to strategize, troubleshoot, and engage community, research, and policy stakeholders to ensure success of the pilot.

The position requires collaborative, interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills, as the project director will represent the pilot project to external stakeholders and project partners.

Work closely with the project research team and PolicyLab policy experts to develop and disseminate strategic communications to policy stakeholders, community partners, and research partners.

Participate in PolicyLab Intergenerational Family Services Collaborative via attendance at Collaborative meetings and participation in Collaborative-related communication activities such as blog authorship or presentations.

Management and Staffing

Coordinate with quality improvement and research staff.

Must be adaptable to do work which is varied, and requires an intellectual and professional approach.

Required Education

Bachelors of/in Arts/Science in related field

Required Experience

8-10 years experience in clinical research.  3 years experience in research administration or managing a research group, including budget administration, financial planning, and grants management. 1-2 years supervisory experience.

Preferred Education

Masters of/in Arts/Science in related field preferred.

Preferred Experience

5 years experience in research administration or managing a research group, including budget administration, financial planning, and grants management.  Experience in an academic institution strongly preferred.  3-5 supervisory experience in a clinical research environment preferred. 

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Excellent customer service and time management skills required. Must be able to work effectively with minimal direct oversight and manage multiple projects with varying deadlines for several individuals. Must be able to juggle multiple demands, work styles and needs.
  • Must have strong organizational skills, be able to work accurately, pay strict attention to detail, and be amenable to doing varied work that requires an intellectual and professional approach.
  • Successful performance in a high-intensity work environment.
  • Excellent problem identification and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent written and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to handle confidential matters and materials.
  • Evidence of leadership ability
  • Ability to work with sensitivity to cultural diversity and to assist staff in understanding this diversity

For more infromation and to apply, click here.


 

Clinical Research Associate I

Job Summary

This is a full time research associate position offered through PolicyLab 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 associate will assume a lead role, under the direction and guidance of the Principal Investigator, in providing analytic support and project coordination activities for research involving large administrative and survey datasets.  In addition to serving as a quantitative analyst within research teams, this person will serve as a collaborative member of the PolicyLab research staff and participate in center-wide initiatives.

The ideal candidate will have specialized training in public health, including biostatistics and epidemiology, with a high degree of understanding of research project coordination. The research associate will need to exercise discretion and judgment in the oversight and management of research-identifiable data, extraction and analysis of data, general project support, and project dissemination activities.  The research associate will oversee reporting requirements.       

Job Responsibilities

  • Coordinates project activities and maintain communication with Principal Investigator and research team members.
  • Plans and leads weekly meetings of team members.
  • Performs data acquisition, compliance, and management activities to meet standards for federal and state administrative data.
  • Collaborates with the data programming staff.
  • Perform data analysis tasks in collaboration with Principal Investigator.
  • Collaborates with the Principal Investigator to prepare dissemination of results as abstracts, scientific manuscripts, and progress reports.
  • Prepares applications for the IRB or IACUC, Radiation Safety Committee, and other official regulatory groups. Keeps up-to-date files on correspondence and maintain approval status.
  • Attends conferences and presentations to share project findings.
  • Applies relevant project lessons and skills to ongoing center initiatives.

Preferred Education

Masters of/in in Public Health or Epidemiology with 3 - 5 years of clinical research experience OR a PhD in a related field.

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Ability to function independently in a clinical research setting
  • Ability to handle multiple, time dependent tasks
  • Excellent communication skills to interact with staff, parents and children
  • Ability to handle confidential materials
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to write progress reports and scientific manuscripts
  • Ability to use computers, learn new software applications
  • Ability to manage data and perform quantitative analysis
  • Current knowledge and understanding of GCP and ICH guidelines as well as FDA and, if applicable, local regulations, Definitions and Reporting requirements for adverse events, IRBs, Elements of Informed Consent

For more information and to apply, click here.


 

Senior Program Lead-Health Equity Portfolio

Job Summary

Position plays key leadership role in the PolicyLab Health Equity portfolio, in particular responsible for implementation and external stakeholder aspects of the portfolio.  Position also serves as member of PolicyLab strategy team.  Position undertakes specific cross-center, strategy projects as identified with PolicyLab Health Equity Faculty Leads and Center Director and Deputy Director.

Job Responsibilities

Programmatic Work

Key leadership role in PolicyLab Health Equity portfolio.  Develop relationships, convenings and roundtables with internal and external research and policy experts; develop policy and practice strategic plan and recommendations in collaboration with faculty leads; conduct policy analyses for Center projects and activities pertinent to health equity; develop and disseminate research manuscripts and strategic communications, including blogs, commentaries, and related documents; participate in grant development and reporting; and support implementation work.   Work independently and across PolicyLab projects.  The position requires collaborative, interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills, as Senior Program Lead will not be principal in all research projects related to health equity.  Senior Program Lead will manage implementation of the strategic plan for the Health Equity portfolio, serving as a liaison/intermediary to related Center projects.

Participate in PolicyLab strategy team and support Center strategy activities as they relate to Health Equity portfolio.

Management and Staffing

Manage staff and consultants related to program portfolio, as applicable.

Required Education and Experience

Masters or doctoral degree in public health, law, public policy, social work or related field, plus 7-10 years related public health, health equity or non-profit leadership experience required.

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Excellent customer service and time management skills required. Must be able to work effectively with minimal direct oversight and manage multiple projects with varying deadlines for several individuals. Must be able to juggle multiple demands, work styles and needs.
  • Must have strong organizational skills, be able to work accurately, pay strict attention to detail, and be amenable to doing varied work that requires an intellectual and professional approach.
  • Successful performance in a high-intensity work environment.
  • Excellent problem identification and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent written and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to handle confidential matters and materials.
  • Evidence of leadership ability
  • Ability to work with sensitivity to cultural diversity and to assist staff in understanding this diversity

For more information and to apply, click here.


 

PolicyLab Program Lead - Part-Time

Job Summary

This position plays a key leadership role in the PolicyLab Intergenerational Family Services portfolio that coordinates and oversees cross-center strategy for issues of innovative family-centered care in pediatrics, social determinants of health, community-clinical linkages and parenting interventions. Position also serves as member of PolicyLab strategy team. Position undertakes cross-center, strategy projects as identified with PolicyLab Intergenerational Faculty Leads and Center leadership.

*This is a part-time positon-  20 hours  a week

Job Responsibilities 

Programmatic Work

Key management role in PolicyLab’s Intergenerational portfolio. The Strategist/Program Lead will manage the development and implementation of the strategic plan for the Intergenerational portfolio, serving as a liaison/intermediary to Center projects related to issues of advancing family-centered care in pediatrics, social determinants of health, community-clinical linkages, and parenting interventions.

The position requires collaborative, interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills, as the Program Lead will represent the portfolio to outside stakeholders including practitioners, policymakers and community stakeholders.

Work closely with Center communications and policy experts to develop and disseminate strategic communications, including blogs, commentaries, and related documents. Participate in grant development and reporting; assist with research manuscripts and support implementation work as it relates to the portfolio.

  • Participate in PolicyLab strategy team and support Center strategy activities as they relate to the portfolio.
  • Management and Staffing
  • Coordinate with consultants related to program portfolio, as applicable.
  • Demonstrated experience and content expertise with issues of intergenerational health, family-centered care or clinical-community partnerships in a policy, advocacy, clinical or research capacity.
  • Grant writing or development experience is preferred.

Required Education and Experience

Masters degree in social work, public health, public administration, law or related field, plus 3-5 years related to public health, clinical work, social work or non-profit leadership experience required.

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Ability to function independently in a clinical research setting
  • Ability to provide project/staff oversight
  • Ability to handle multiple, time dependent tasks
  • Excellent communication skills to interact with staff, parents and children
  • Ability to handle confidential materials
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to write progress reports and scientific manuscripts
  • Ability to use computers, learn new software applications
  • Ability to manage data and perform quantitative analysis
  • Current knowledge and understanding of GCP and ICH guidelines as well as FDA and, if applicable, local regulations, Definitions and Reporting requirements for adverse events, IRBs, Elements of Informed Consent

For more information and to apply, click here.


 

HIV Prevention Clinical Research Coordinator

Job Description

Under moderate supervision, coordinates all clinical research activities within the scope of clinical research protocols.

Job Responsibilities

The CRC I is expected to perform all CRC Core responsibilities (as applicable):

  • Adhere to an IRB approved protocol
  • Participate in the informed consent process of study subjects
  • Support the safety of clinical research patients/research participants
  • Coordinate  protocol related research procedures, study visits, and follow-up care
  • Screen, recruit and enroll patients/research participants
  • Maintain study source documents
  • Report adverse events
  • Understand  good clinical practice (GCP) and regulatory compliance
  • Educate subjects and family on protocol, study intervention, etc.
  • Comply with Institutional policies, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and guidelines
  • Must comply with federal, state, and sponsor policies.

Also may be responsible for any of the following:

  • Manage essential regulatory documents
  • Register study on ClinicalTrial.gov
  • Complete case report forms (paper & electronic data capture) and address queries
  • Submit documents to regulatory authorities (e.g. IRB, FDA, etc.) and/or review/monitoring boards (ie,  DSMB, independent safety officer)
  • Facilitate pre-study, site qualification,  study initiation, and monitoring visits
  • Facilitate study close out activities
  • Coordinate research/project team  meetings
  • Collect, process and ship laboratory specimens
  • Schedule subject visits and procedures
  • Retain records/archive documents after study close out                                                                                                                                                               

Required Education and Experience

  • AA/AAS in a related field
  • 3+ year(s) relevant clinical research experience

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

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

Candidates experienced in working with sexual and gender minority youth or in HIV treatment/prevention research are preferred. Candidates must be able to recruit from community partner sites, including occasional evening and weekend sessions.

Additional Technical Requirements

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

For more information and to apply, click here.


 

Statistical Scientist I — Healthcare Analytics Unit

Job Summary

The Statistical Scientist I with the Healthcare Analytics Unit provides expert statistical support to an investigator and takes a leadership role in the development of a statistical programming and data analysis plan. He/she contributes original ideas and participates in all facets of research plan and conduct including research methods, preparation of data sets, sample size calculations, performance of statistical analysis, and interpretation of results, authorship and publication of original research projects. The Statistical Scientist I works under the directorship of an established principal investigator or faculty level statistician while participating in research on a wide variety of topics.  He/she conducts work independently. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Participates in the design of research projects and works under the direction of an established principal investigator or faculty statistician.
  • Contributes expertise in the statistical design and planning of research projects.
  • Reviews draft plans for feasibility and statistical appropriateness.
  • Collaborates with project team to develop analysis plans, sample sizes, randomization schemes and apply appropriate methodologies.
  • Independently develops plans for statistical programming, data management, creation of analytical data, and data evaluation.
  • Provides leadership in implementation of analysis plan.
  • Prepares accurate and meaningful reports of analyses including summary tables, charts, plots, and graphs and interpretation of results.
  • Prepares data files for statistical analysis; ensures integrity of data using general tests for validity.
  • Participates and provides expertise in the interpretation of research results.
  • Contributes to manuscript and abstract writing and preparation for publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
  • Participates in and provides expertise for statistical plans in the development of new grant proposals.
  • Provides database review, statistical programming and data analysis consultation to project team members and colleagues in CHOP community.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or directed to meet the goals and objectives of the research group.

Required Education

MS required in Statistics, Biostatistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, etc.

Required Experience

5-7 year’s relevant experience required; Ability to work efficiently on multiple projects required.

Preferred Education

PhD preferred with minimum of 3+ years relevant experience

Preferred Experience

Demonstrated achievement in facilitating and proposing a research project.

Additional Technical Requirements

Advanced skills and knowledge in biostatistics, statistical methods in medical and clinical research, and clinical epidemiology.
5+ years of experience and proficient in base SAS, SAS/SQL, SAS/STAT, SAS/GRAPH and SAS MACROS, or other commonly used statistical languages.
Knowledgeable about database utilization in statistical analysis; familiar with UNIX and windows OS.

To apply for this position, please click here.



Associate or Full Professor, Tenure/CE Track

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Division of General Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seek candidates for a Full or Associate Professor position in either the non-tenure clinician-educator track or the tenure track. Applicants must have an MD, PhD, DrPH or equivalent degree and have demonstrated excellent qualifications in education and research.

Excellent qualifications in clinical care (if applicable).

We seek candidates with strong scholarly credentials and a record or promise of external research funding. The successful candidate will join our team at PolicyLab—a highly collaborative and productive research center of 20 MD and PhD faculty working to achieve optimal child health and well-being by informing program and policy changes through interdisciplinary research. Priority will be given to candidates pursuing research relevant to pediatric population health and/or health services research, those with greater experience following graduate training, and those with an established track record of high impact publication and extramural funding. Interdisciplinary or community-engaged research is strongly encouraged as well as research incorporating a health equity focus. Appointments will be made in the Department of Pediatrics. Secondary appointments with other departments can be explored.

We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense.

The University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are EOEs. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Apply for this position online at: https://www.med.upenn.edu/apps/faculty_ad/index.php/g/d4590

Questions? Please contact Meredith Matone, Deputy Director, PolicyLab: matonem@email.chop.edu



Clinical Research Assistant II

This is a full-time Clinical Research Assistant II position offered through PolicyLab: Center to Bridge Research, Practice, and Policy at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The aim of PolicyLab is to achieve optimal child health and well-being by informing program and policy changes through interdisciplinary research.

PolicyLab is seeking a research assistant who has experience performing a variety of research tasks, such as subject recruitment, informed consent, completion of case report forms, chart abstraction, delivery of study interventions, database management, literature reviews, and assisting with IRB submissions. Initially the successful candidate will support a new grant funded initiative to conduct qualitative interviews with adolescent women to better understand their experiences during the first 6 to 12 months of using a new contraceptive method.

The successful candidate will work under the direction of Dr. Aletha Akers (Principal Investigator), an adolescent gynecologist and medical director of Adolescent Gynecology Consultative Services in the Craig-Dalsimer Division of Adolescent Medicine at CHOP and Assistant Professor of OBGYN and Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Akers is an expert in pediatric and adolescent gynecology. She provides clinical care to children, adolescents, and young women with complex gynecologic care needs. She has expertise in providing routine, preventive care and addressing the contraception needs of adolescents with medical problems and those at risk of unplanned pregnancy.

Dr. Akers’ research focuses on improving reproductive health outcomes among adolescent women by reducing teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection (STI) rates by increasing adolescents’ access to high quality reproductive health services. Her ongoing projects include: a clinical trial investigating pain management options during insertion of intrauterine contraceptive devices, a retrospective study of longitudinal datasets to understand sexual risk behaviors among obese adolescents, a prospective study exploring factors influencing IUD uptake and experiences among adolescent women, and pilot testing an adolescent-centered model of contraceptive clinical care services to reduce teen pregnancy.

Responsibilities of the Clinical Research Assistant include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting the Administrative Director of Research, Clinical Research Coordinators, and Principal Investigator in all aspects of projects
  • Assisting with IRB submissions such as creating or editing protocols, applications, and informed consent forms
  • Performing medical chart reviews
  • Helping create and manage survey instruments and databases in SurveyMonkey, REDCap, and other platforms as needed
  • Recruiting study participants, including by email, telephone, and face-to-face meetings
  • Conducting research interviews and questionnaires, including face-to-face and telephone interviews
  • Scheduling study visits and coordinating participant incentives
  • Participating in the informed consent process and conducting study visits
  • Meeting all quality assurance and confidentiality guidelines for data collection, and ensuring accurate completion of questionnaires and other data collection during study visits
  • Ensuring compliance with all data management and data security protocols
  • Collecting/entering, cleaning, and analyzing study data
  • Conducting literature searches and maintaining endnote libraries
  • Assisting with supervising student employees
  • Assisting with the preparation of manuscripts and publications
  • Assisting with administrative tasks as needed, such as ordering supplies
  • Assisting with research dissemination activities, including developing and managing content for research webpages
  • Attending weekly meetings of the CHOP research team and other pertinent project or division related meetings

Required Education and Experience:

  • Required Education: AA in a related field
  • Required Experience:  2+ year(s) relevant clinical research experience
  • Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic
  • Preferred Education:  BA/BS in a related field
  • Preferred Experience: Conducting research interviews and performing qualitative coding; Experience with survey/data management software, such as REDCap

Additional Technical Requirements:

  • Proficiency in MS office
  • Ability to pay strict attention to detail
  • Ability to function with minimal supervision in a clinical research setting
  • Ability to work 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 in a fast paced, complex work environment
  • Adaptable to do work which is varied and requires an intellectual and professional approach
  • Ability to be flexible with work hours to accommodate scheduling needs of the study

Please apply through the CHOP Careers page.