The Penn Memory Center is currently seeking the following people to join our multi-disciplinary team of health professionals:
We’re seeking a Clinical Research Coordinator A to support the research and administrative activities of the Penn Program for Precision Medicine for the Brain, directed by Jason Karlawish, MD, and a team of faculty collaborators and research staff. This group examines the ethical, legal, and social issues related to the aging brain with a particular focus on Alzheimer’s disease. Current research focuses on understanding the experiences of individuals with ‘pre-clinical’ Alzheimer’s disease and the social and cultural transformations of Alzheimer’s disease.
Responsibilities include assisting in carrying out qualitative and mixed methods research in this topic area, including scheduling and conducting research interviews, and assisting in the analysis of study data and writing up results. The clinical research coordinator will contribute to development of study protocols and instruments, recruit study participants, manage research data, ensure regulatory compliance (communication with IRB and study sponsors), and participate in cleaning and analysis of research data and preparation of manuscripts, reports and grants.
A Bachelor’s Degree in a health related or social science field and 1 to 3 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. The qualified candidate will have excellent organizational, time-management and interpersonal skills. A qualified candidate will also have experience with data gathering for qualitative research (i.e., interviewing), as well as knowledge of IRB and human research protection regulations. Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite — including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook — is required. Experience using nVivo, ATLAS.ti or other qualitative data analysis software is preferred but not required. The research coordinator must be detail and accuracy oriented with ability to organize and execute projects consistently and complete tasks independently.
The position requires initiative and judgment along with excellent oral and written communication skills. A qualified candidate will excel in a fast-paced environment with changing deadlines and priorities. Travel within the Philadelphia area may be required and so a driver’s license and access to reliable transportation is preferred. The position may require some flexibility (<2% fte) in work hours in order to occasionally accommodate the schedules of research participants.
The Penn Memory Center is constantly seeking professionals who can demonstrate creativity, innovation, passion, teamwork, self-motivation, and commitment to advance our mission of treating Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Check back for any new Penn Memory Center openings.