Employment Opportunities

Clinical Research Coordinator

This is a full time position offered through PolicyLab at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The mission of PolicyLab is to achieve optimal child health and well-being by informing program and policy changes through interdisciplinary research.  Our research process is engaged with local, state, and national stakeholders from beginning to end, ensuring our research provides insight that can meaningfully improve child health in the community. PolicyLab prides itself on cultivating professional growth and offering opportunity for research staff to apply their skills to impactful research.

The Clinical Research Coordinator will play a key role in research projects under the direction and guidance of Principal Investigator(s), in providing project coordination and analytic support for research activities in PolicyLab’s Intergenerational Family Services portfolio. This portfolio is building evidence for and evaluating sustainable family-centered programs that better the health of children and their families. The Clinical Research Coordinator will work on a variety of projects focused on the evaluation of infant and early childhood public health programs and the study of maternal, perinatal and infant health topics.  The ideal candidate will have specialized training in public health or social sciences with a high degree of understanding of research project coordination.  The successful candidate will be experienced with quantitative methods and familiar with qualitative methods. The Clinical Research Coordinator will need to exercise discretion and judgment in execution of research protocols, collection and management of data, and general project support. The coordinator will need to be very organized, have excellent follow through, and operate collaboratively in a team-based environment. An interest in working to improve the health and well-being of young children and families is preferred.

The ideal candidate will posses:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health or similar
  • 2+ years of relevant research experience
  • data analysis using SAS, STATA or R
  • Masters of/in Public Health
  • experience in the conduct of research across quantitative and qualitative designs (e.g., interviews, surveys, administrative data analysis)
  • strong written communication and academic writing; proficiency in quantitative data analyses using software such as SAS or STATA; familiarity with qualitative data analyses using software such as NVivo and/or geographic data analyses using software such as ArcGIS
Job Responsibilities
 
The Clinical Research Coordinator will be responsible for the following:
  • Participate in all aspects of study implementation, including data collection, data entry, and data management
  • Maintain communication across a diverse, multidisciplinary team
  • Conduct in-person, telephone, or administer online surveys to study subjects
  • Assist in survey and data collection instrument development
  • Create and maintain REDCap databases for data collection
  • Meet all quality assurance and confidentiality guidelines for data collection; ensure accurate completion of questionnaires and other data collection
  • Record and summarize data clearly and concisely
  • Perform quantitative analyses under the supervision of Principal Investigator and in collaboration with other study team members
  • Assist in preparation, coordination and tracking of materials for all initial, modification, and continuing review IRB submissions
  • Ensure that regulatory files are current and in compliance with IRB regulations and approvals including informed consent, reporting of adverse events (serious and non-serious), etc.
  • Assist with administrative aspects of studies, including the timely preparation of progress reports to funders
  • Collaborate in the preparation of reports and policy briefs
  • Assist in the development of presentations of ongoing research findings for professional conferences
  • Assist in all aspects of preparation of scientific manuscripts for submission to peer reviewed journals
  • Apply relevant project lessons and skills to ongoing CPCE/PolicyLab initiatives

Core Responsibilities

  • 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

Related Responsibilities 

  • 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 visit
  • 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 & Experience

Required Education: Associates Degree or active enrollment in a Bachelor’s Degree Program

Required Experience: Three (3) years of relevant clinical research experience.

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education: Bachelor’s Degree in related field

Additional Technical Requirements 

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to collaborate with stakeholders at all levels

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 or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

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.

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Student Employment Opportunities

2019 and 2020 Fall/Winter enrollment has ended. More details to come on PolicyLab's Spring/Summer enrollment period. 

If you are a student with an interest in Adolescent Health & Well-beingHealth Care Coverage, Access & QualityHealth Equity, Intergenerational Family Services, Behavioral Health or Communications and would like to explore possibilities of participating in an internship or work study or volunteering within PolicyLab, we may have a research study or policy project just for you.  

PolicyLab provides opportunities for students at different levels of training—from undergraduate to doctoral—to participate in pediatric research and health policy projects. Year-long positions may be available.  

Applying is Easy! 

Fall/Winter Positions 

Our 2019 and 2020 Fall/Winter application period is closed. Please note, onboarding can take anywhere from three to six weeks, therefore we highly suggest that you submit your request early during the application period to allow adequate time to participate in PolicyLab’s studies.

Simply send your request to PolicyLab by clicking on submit during our fall/winter application period. If we have an available position that may be a match, we will contact you to discuss further possibilities and next steps in the process. Our faculty also work with students in the SUMR and CRISSP programs, for which we also welcome your applications. 

We look forward to connecting with you!

Summer Positions 

Enrollment for Summer 2019 is now closed

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. 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.

 

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.