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Clinical Research Assistant I - Rheumatology

Clinical Research Assistant I - Rheumatology

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

​Location: LOC_MAIN-Main Hospital 
Req ID: 233567
Shift: Days
Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 
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Job Summary

The Division of Rheumatology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is dedicated to improving the safety, quality and health outcomes of children with rheumatic diseases. Led by Clinical Research Director, Pamela Weiss, MD, MSCE, the Rheumatology Research Core is seeking an entry-level Clinical Research Assistant to work alongside a team of three additional clinical research assistants. This position is full-time. The clinical research assistant will provide support in the day-to-day operations of recruiting and enrolling patients for active studies and clinical trials, providing regulatory support and oversight, and abstracting data into local and national databases.

Job Responsibilities

1.   Assists the Clinical Research Coordinator and Principal Investigators in all aspects of projects
2.   Conducts literature searches and article reviews for protocol implementation and evaluation
3.   Assists in developing and overseeing IRB applications, including protocols, informed consent documents, trial registration, and HIPAA forms as well as modifications and renewals
4.   Recruits, screens and enrolls subjects into the clinical studies and trials
5.   Maintains IRB regulatory documents for assigned protocols
6.   Participates in coordinating study visits, assures completion of all study questionnaires and coordinates participant incentives
7.   Conducts data abstraction from medical chart reviews, maintenance and storage of data, and analysis of subject information in both local databases and national registries 
8.   Helps create and manage survey and data collection instruments on REDCap and other platforms as needed
9.   Attends weekly meetings of the Rheumatology Research Core and other pertinent project or division related meetings

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

Required Education and Experience

Required Education:
  • Associate's Degree
Required Experience: 
  • At least one (1) year of relevant clinical research experience.

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education: 
  • Bachelor’s Degree

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Familiarity with IRB and human subject protection.