Clinical Research Assistant I - Pediatric IDEAS Research Group

  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • May 28, 2021
Full time Administrative Health Care Research

Job Description

Job Summary

The successful candidate will join the research team of Dr. Jeffrey Gerber in the Pediatric IDEAS Research Group at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The clinical research assistant’s primary responsibilities will be to assist in the execution of a randomized controlled study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a SARS CoV-2 vaccine.

Dr. Gerber’s research focuses on the epidemiology and outcomes of antimicrobial use in children with the goal of improving clinical outcomes while limiting the emergence of antimicrobial resistance. His approach benchmarks antimicrobial use across clinical settings to identify high-impact targets for improvement, followed by 1) comparative effectiveness studies for clinical scenarios where practice variability exists in the absence of evidence; 2) interventions to implement and disseminate evidence-based practice where prescribing guidelines do exist; and (3) qualitative assessments of the clinician, practice, or institution-level factors that might drive antimicrobial prescribing.

The applicant is expected to work comfortably as part of a research team. The candidate will be a member of the Pediatric IDEAS Research Group, a collaborative group of investigators within the Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness (CPCE) at CHOP. The mission of the Pediatric IDEAS Research Group is to perform rigorous clinical and translational research that generates evidence on the prevention and treatment of infections to inform best practices and improve the health of children, families, and communities.

Job Responsibilities

Providing technical and clinical support in the conduct of clinical studies:

Filing and office organization

Patient/research participant scheduling

Patient/research participant history

Data collection

Data entry

Data management

Laboratory procedures

Research Study Compliance

Adhere to an IRB approved protocols

Comply with Institutional policies, SOPs and guidelines

Comply with federal, state, and sponsor policies

May be called upon to:

Consent subjects, with appropriate authorization and training. Document and Report adverse events Maintain study source documents Complete case report forms (paper and electronic data capture)

Required Education: Associates Degree or active enrollment in a Bachelor’s Degree Program

Preferred Education: Bachelor’s Degree in related field

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Shawn O'Connor, oconnors1@chop.edu