Clinical Research Assistant B (Renal-Electrolyte and Hypertension)

Clinical Research Assistant B (Renal-Electrolyte and Hypertension)

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Posted Job Title
Clinical Research Assistant B (Renal-Electrolyte and Hypertension)

Job Profile Title
Clinical Research Assistant B

Job Description Summary
Assist with study coordination and recruitment for investigator-initiated studies, multi-center research studies, and patient-oriented clinical and translational research projects within the Renal, Electrolyte, and Hypertension Division. Works directly with study physicians, research nurses, study coordinators, and other research staff. Performs recruiting, prepping charts, creating source documents, ordering of suplies and equipment, study visits, consenting of participants, processing and shipping of labs, entering data into databases, picking up and delivering supplies and specimens, and escorting participants to other testing/procedure areas. Maintain and file study records, logs, databases, and spreadsheets. Knowledge of medical terminology and ability to read lab reports needed. Familiarity working with Penn chart is preferred. Willing to learn medical procedures, ie, phlebotomy, ECG, etc. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule that would include occasional early mornings, late evenings and weekends.

Job Description

We are looking for a highly motivated, dedicated and enthusiastic individual who will provide study assistance/coordination for patient-oriented clinical and translational research projects within the Renal Division.


1) Assist in the coordination of Phase I-IV clinical trials. Create, coordinate, organize, file, and maintain all documentation required by sponsor, CRO (source

documentation, case report forms, study and regulatory binders, and patient binders).

2) Participate in new subject recruitment: identify, recruit, screen, consent, and enroll potential study participants. Escort participants for testing. Pick up and deliver specimens and supplies. Able to screen weekly PennChart schedule and EPIC reports to identify potential eligible participants that would meet study criteria for various studies.

3) Perform study visits as per study protocol. May include studies that are off site. Collect information such as medical history, medication usage, & socio-demographic information. Administer health-related quality of life questionnaires, either in the clinic, or over the phone. Process and ship blood, urine, serum, and other

specimens for trials.

4) Research data entry. Resolve data queries with sponsor and CROs. Enter data into electronic databases and perform chart extractions. Send reports and results to primary physicians. Obtain records or other material required to complete case report forms. Obtain materials required to complete case report forms and

comply with protocols.

5) Perform research testing, phlebotomy, ECG, vitals, and pulsewave analysis.

6) Perform additional administrative duties, such as ordering study supplies (kits, urine collection containers, stationery, etc) as required. Maintain logs, databases, spreadsheets.

7) Perform additional duties as assigned


H.S. Diploma or GED Required, with 3-5 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Previous experience in a healthcare setting is preferred. Effective problem solving abilities. Effective communication and writing skills. Ability to multi-task. Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team as well as independently. Knowledge of IRB and human research protection regulations. Knowledge of medical terminology is required. Willing to learn procedures such as phlebotomy, EKG's, PWV's, etc.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$17.98 - $27.09

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

University Benefits
  • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
  • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
  • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
  • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family-whatever your personal needs may be.
  • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
  • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
  • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
  • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement-and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
  • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
  • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
  • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
  • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.

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