Employment Opportunities

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.