(Temporary) Clinical Research Assistant A



(Temporary) Clinical Research Assistant A



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Posted Job Title
(Temporary) Clinical Research Assistant A

Job Profile Title
Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt

Job Description Summary
As part of the Infectious Disease Clinical Trials Group, this position will coordinate clinical research consisting of projects in HIV, COVID19, and other Infectious Diseases. The person will support Clinical Research Nurses (CRNs) and Clinical Research Coordinators (CRCs) conducting clinical research ranging from observational trials to investigational product trials, including both investigator-initiated and industry-initiated trials. Work requires on-site presence to provide hands on support to CRC/CRNs and research subjects. 

Duties include assistance with subject recruitment and enrollment, laboratory prep and specimen collection, and research study visits.

Job Description

Clinical Research Assistant A: This position will support CRC/CRNs coordinating clinical trials within the Penn Infectious Disease Clinical Trials Unit with a focus on HIV, COVID-19, and other Infectious Diseases. Research projects range from observational trials to investigational drug/product trials, including investigator-initiated, government funded, and industry-sponsored trials. This position requires an on-site presence to interact with research subjects and may involve outreach work to recruit subjects from Philadelphia region.  

Duties include, but are not limited to assisting CRC/CRN with the following:

  • Participating in site initiation visits, interim monitoring visits, audits, and close-out visits.
  • Screening, recruiting, and consenting patients according to protocol.
  • Scheduling patient study visits and any necessary testing.
  • Conducting patient study visits according to protocol (depending on study and visit, this could include questionnaires, documenting reported medical history and side effects, collecting vitals, drawing blood, etc.)
  • Collecting study data, completing case report forms, and resolving data entry errors/queries
  • Communicating with study team members.
  • Organizing and maintaining all documentation required by the Investigator, sponsor or CRO (i.e. source documents, case report forms, and research charts).
  • Participating in reoccurring study team meetings and ongoing protocol training.
  • Showing vigilance in patient safety, protocol compliance, and data integrity.
  • Adhering to all University of Pennsylvania, FDA, and GCP guidelines.



QUALIFICATIONS: (Qualifications should clearly indicate those that are required and those that are preferred.)

Effective problem solving abilities; effective communication and writing skills; strong organizational and time management skills; flexible and able to multi-task; strong attention to detail; demonstrated ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently; knowledge of IRB and human research protection regulations; high reliable and good work ethic required. Position contingent on funding.

Clinical Research Assistant A:  HS Diploma or GED required and 1-2 years of related experience. Bachelor's degree and phlebotomy experience preferred but not required.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$7.25 - $230.00

Affirmative Action Statement 
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements 
Background check may be required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.


To apply, visit https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/en-US/recruiting/upenn/careers-at-penn/job/Perelman-Center-for-Adv-Medicine/XMLNAME--Temporary--Clinical-Research-Assistant-A_JR00042885 





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