The ideal candidate will be detail oriented and well-organized to assist in maintaining research studies in the physical medicine and rehabilitation department and in the physical medicine and rehabilitation robotics lab. The position is 50% time as the CRC for the department assisting the research director and all faculty and trainees in the PM&R department with research especially the regulatory and compliance aspects of it and 50% of the time as the CRC for the rehabilitation robotics lab assisting the PI of the lab with associated compliance and research projects associated with the lab related to robotics, neuroscience, physical medicine, and neurorehabilitation research. General responsibilities include writing and coordinating Institutional Review Board (IRB) submissions, including annual continuing reviews for the University of Pennsylvania IRB and the CHOPIRB or Veterans Affairs Philadelphia’s IRB or others as needed. Other duties include maintaining clinical trials, gov registrations, maintaining regulatory binders; conducting internal monitoring efforts to ensure compliance with IRB regulations; maintaining numerous database and study files; managing data and ensuring accurate entry; maintaining all incoming video/audio files for various studies. In addition, the rehabilitation robotics lab responsibilities include: recruitment and coordination of schedules for interested and enrolled patients; conducting clinical assessments and interviews with subjects/patients; administering a variety of surveys/questionnaires; writing reports to reflect the results of completed assessments; recruiting and consenting patients for participation in studies; providing case management, organizing patient charts and information, and maintaining all aspects of confidentiality and patients’ rights; conducting risk assessments with patients as needed; analyzing and coding research data, program evaluation data, and conducting literature reviews to contribute to manuscripts and grants; coordinating subject; Assist in compiling recruitment literature, ads, flyers, department and lab web pages, packets, recruitment and collection kits etc; and supporting data anslysis including statistics. The successful candidate will also be expected to do the following: 1. Collaborate and confers with PI on study-related project management and patient recruitment. 2. Interact with community and give information on research and quality improvement studies that are active in the department 3. Interact with other CRCs, sponsors, and IRB personnel to help answer regulatory and compliance issues 4. Interact with IACUC protocols and provide oversight for animal studies 5. Assist in training, monitoring and supporting faculty, research engineers, resident, fellows, work study students and other lab and department personnel, trainees and staff to ensure that they comply with human subject research FDA and government requirements. 6. Maintains a high degree of security and quality control of patient/subject information in keeping with study protocol. 7. Attend and present at relevant department and laboratory meetings and activities. 8. Provide administrative support/coordination for projects, grant deadlines, grant opportunities and grant applications and submissions. 9. Work with PI on the research and quality improvement projects, writing of manuscripts, management of regulatory and technical progress submissions to funding agencies. 10. Provide daily overall management of multi-year research projects working in collaboration with the Principal Investigators and the research team. 11. Provide assistance with biostatistics to support basic data analysis
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