Employment Opportunities

Clinical Research Assistant

Job Summary

This is a full-time research assistant (RA) position offered through PolicyLab at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The RA will both 1) support a research study aimed at identifying best clinical practice for social needs screening and referral to advance health equity, and 2) contribute to multiple qualitative, mixed or multi-method research projects as a member of PolicyLab’s Qualitative Core.

The RA will be a central member of an interdisciplinary team working to inform the future of social care integration at CHOP and in the region. The RA will have primary responsibility for participant recruitment, enrollment, and data collection including obtaining participant consent, administering surveys using REDCap, and conducting qualitative phone interviews. The RA will be responsible for travel to three study sites, located in West Chester and West/South Philadelphia. The RA will assist with additional study tasks necessary for the duration of the project, including preparing IRB applications, organizing research staff and study advisory committee meetings, data management and analysis, and preparing study results, regulatory documents, and progress reports.

As a member of the Qualitative Core at PolicyLab, the RA will have the opportunity to work with multiple teams on projects related to public health programs, pediatric clinical interventions, health equity, and behavioral health, while receiving additional methods training and supports through the core’s infrastructure.

Fluent Spanish-speaking skills are required. Prior experience in data collection is preferred, but not required. The ideal candidate for this position should be comfortable with approaching and recruiting families into research studies. The ideal candidate also values and has experience with community-engaged research methods.

Working at PolicyLab

The research assistant will have the opportunity to work in team settings that include both qualitative and quantitative experts on various projects across multiple content areas. This environment provides ample opportunities for skill development and professional growth. PolicyLab aims to provide every team member with opportunities that allow their voices to be heard as this exemplifies our core belief in the power of diverse thinking to influence the policies, protocols and practices that define our workplace and improve the lives of children and families. We strive for a productive, fulfilling workplace and personal growth opportunities for all staff and believe an inclusive environment is central to this goal.   

At PolicyLab, recruiting and retaining a diverse group of team members who bring fresh insights from all backgrounds to the research, administrative, communications and policy work that we do is fundamental to our mission. We are committed to creating an environment that is reflective of the diverse communities we serve. As such, we welcome innovative minds from individuals across race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and marital status, victim of domestic or sexual violence status, covered veteran status or other protected classifications.

Job Responsibilities

Providing technical and clinical support in the conduct of clinical studies:

  • Filing and office organization
  • Patient/research participant scheduling
  • Patient/research participant history
  • Data collection
  • Data entry
  • Data management
  • Laboratory procedures

Research Study Compliance

  • Adhere to an IRB approved protocols
  • Comply with Institutional policies, SOPs and guidelines
  • Comply with federal, state, and sponsor policies

May be called upon to:

  • Consent subjects, with appropriate authorization and training.
  • Document and Report adverse events
  • Maintain study source documents
  • Complete case report forms (paper and electronic data capture)

Required Education

  • Associates Degree or active enrollment in a Bachelor’s Degree Program

Required Experience

  • One (1) year of relevant clinical research experience.

Preferred Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Familiarity with IRB and human subject protection.

To apply, click here

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.

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.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor/Seeking priority referrals for protected veterans.  Please contact our hiring official with any referrals or questions.

CHOP Careers Contact 

Talent Acquisition

2716 South Street, 6th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19146 

Policy and Strategy Senior Associate

Job Summary

PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is seeking a Policy Analyst to join our policy team. PolicyLab is a research center within CHOP’s Research Institute that aims to achieve optimal child health and well-being by informing program and policy changes through interdisciplinary research.

Help deliver on PolicyLab’s mission by supporting the development and execution of its policy agenda on health care financing, coverage, access, and quality, and ensuring the center is a recognized resource to external stakeholders, particularly Medicaid stakeholders in the region. Working collaboratively with the Health Policy Director and policy team; portfolio leadership and researchers; and PolicyLab’s communications team, the Policy Analyst will support PolicyLab’s Health Care Coverage, Access, & Quality research portfolio on strategy, engage with internal and external stakeholders, and manage the development of content to advance the center’s policy priorities related to payment reform, addressing social needs in health care, and other areas defined by the portfolio. Additionally, the Policy Analyst will track relevant initiatives and regional state priorities and support on being responsive to them, and provide rapid response and policy analysis capacity across PolicyLab’s areas of interest.

The Policy Analyst position is ideal for a policy professional with a background in state health policy and demonstrated experience with policy analysis and writing for a policy audience. It also provides the opportunity to further develop skills in research translation and understanding of the research environment. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience related to Medicaid reform and innovation, health care delivery innovation, and state health policy. The position reports to the Health Policy Director.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Master’s degree in related field with 3-5 years of relevant experience 
  • Experience with policy analysis and understanding of health policy 

Job Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Health Care Coverage, Access, & Quality Portfolio faculty lead and researchers to advance strategy and collaboration of the portfolio
  • Advance PolicyLab’s work on equity-focused payment reform, addressing social needs in health care, and other priority areas as identified in close collaboration with the Health Policy Director by managing the necessary content development (e.g., policy briefs) and convenings and supporting on implementation of stakeholder strategies, relationship-building, and outreach
  • Identify regional state level priorities that relate to PolicyLab’s research interests, expertise, and policy priorities and work closely with team members and researchers to be responsive to opportunities
  • Provide necessary analysis and writing capacity for special initiatives and rapid response opportunities, including public comments and requests for information.
  • Conduct other duties as assigned

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree

Required Experience

  • Five (5) years of health policy experience

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Advanced knowledge of health policy.
  • Advanced proficiency with policy analysis.

To apply, click here

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.

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.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor/Seeking priority referrals for protected veterans.  Please contact our hiring official with any referrals or questions.

CHOP Careers Contact 

Talent Acquisition

2716 South Street, 6th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19146 

 

At PolicyLab, recruiting and retaining a diverse group of team members who bring fresh insights from all backgrounds to the research, administrative, communications and policy work that we do is fundamental to our mission. We are committed to creating an environment that is reflective of the diverse communities we serve. As such, we welcome innovative minds from individuals across race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and marital status, victim of domestic or sexual violence status, covered veteran status or other protected classifications.

PolicyLab aims to provide every team member with opportunities that allow their voices to be heard as this exemplifies our core belief in the power of diverse thinking to influence the policies, protocols and practices that define our workplace and improve the lives of children and families. We strive for a productive, fulfilling workplace and personal growth opportunities for all staff and believe an inclusive environment is central to this goal.