The clinical research coordinator will support the Division of Family Planning, which conducts research studies within the Department of Ob/Gyn on topics such as contraception, abortion, and miscarriage.
This position may involve work at multiple sites, including the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Hospital, and the Philadelphia Women’s Center. Some evening and/or weekend coverage may be needed.
Our research program is embedded within the clinical program at PEACE / Division of Family Planning. Our mission is to provide compassionate care for women and families seeking family planning services and management of early pregnancy complications. At PEACE we provide the full spectrum of reproductive health care for planning and preventing pregnancy, treatment of early pregnancy complications and pregnancy loss, and provide options and care for unplanned pregnancies and medically complicated pregnancies. Our medical director is Dr. Courtney Schreiber, MD, MPH, whose overarching career goal is to support the reproductive health and lives of underserved women.
The primary role of a Clinical Research Coordinator is the organization, coordination, and implementation of a research study. This individual will work on multiple studies in our diverse program and must be able to work successfully as part of a team. The essential functions of the position include but are not limited to:
- Study recruitment: Interview and evaluate participants as potential candidates for enrollment into studies. Obtain informed consent and conduct enrollment visits at multiple study sites (e.g., Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia Women’s Center). - Study visit scheduling and follow-up: Provide clinical services, including phlebotomy and processing biospecimens. Plan, direct, and assess overall study management of patients. Intercept and respond to trial participant phone calls. Perform telephone follow-up as per study protocol. - Participate in the review and preparation of protocols for original, pharmaceutical, and government clinical trials. Prepare protocols, informed consents, data collection forms and advertisement for regulatory approval. - Organize and participate in site visits from the study sponsor and regulatory authorities. Participate in budget preparation for trials, be responsible for tracking site reimbursements and allocating patient stipends. Attend investigator meetings for clinical research trials.
Internal Number: 43814
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