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University of Pennsylvania RESEARCH COORDINATOR in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-31618


School Name Perelman School of Medicine

Org DM-General Internal Medicine

Posted to the Web 04/12/2019

Posted Job/Salary Grade 025

Employment Type Exempt

Hours N/A

Position Type Full Time

Position Schedule 8:00 - 5:00

Months 12

Position Length Contingent Upon Funding

Position End Date

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education.


The Research Coordinator will support a study examining consumer views on digital health information collected by wearables and smartphones and work with the Principle Investigator on other research projects in development and underway. Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, the research coordinator will manage data using Microsoft Access and Excel, assist in data analyses using Stata/SAS. NVivo, and other software packages, submit protocol modifications and continuing reviews to the IRB as needed, perform literature reviews, and write reports and sections of grant proposals and manuscripts for publication.We are seeking a highly motivated individual to work primarily on multiple projects focused in two areas:1) digital health information privacy and 2) best practices for cost conversations between clinicians and patients. The primary project examines consumer views on digital health information collected by wearables and smartphones. Under the direction of the Principle Investigator, the coordinator will collect data, manage data sets using Microsoft Excel, and assist in the analysis of data using NVivo and other statistical software packages. They will submit protocol modifications and continuing review updates to the IRB as needed and will conduct literature reviews and participate in the preparation of reports and manuscripts. They will also be responsible for coordinating projects between investigators at Penn and other universities and community partners.Position is contingent on continued funding.


A Bachelor’s Degree and 1 year to 2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Master’s degree and clinical research experience is preferred. Applicants must have demonstrated the ability to work as part of a team as well as independently, to multi-task, and have had prior experience managing and analyzing data.

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.

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