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Temporary Clinical Research Assistant

University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 26, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

Temporary Clinical Research Assistant

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. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Large Employers in 2023.

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.

Posted Job Title
Temporary Clinical Research Assistant

Job Profile Title
Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt

Job Description Summary
Penn's Laboratory for Cognition and Neural Stimulation (LCNS) in the Department of Neurology has a 10-20 hour per week position available in clinical research. The role would involve coordinating outreach effort to recruit disadvantaged and unrepresented persons with focal brain lesions and neurodegenerative disorders to participate in brain stimulation research.

Job Description

This position will spearhead the LCNS outreach efforts to encourage underrepresented minorities in and around the tri-state area to participate in clinical research. The CRA will liaison with clinicians, community organizers, patient support groups and health advocacy groups to recruit persons with Aphasia into non-invasive brain stimulation (e.g. tDCS & TMS) research studies. The CRA be responsible for data entry, coding and quality checking. Maintain participant databases, and performing limited neuropsychological testing as needed.

We are looking for a detail-oriented individual with excellent organizational and problem-solving skills, knowledge of Microsoft Office, Redcap, and the ability to follow through on tasks in a timely manner. Familiarity with health sciences, nursing, or neurosciences fields is preferred. Preference will be given to individuals who have previous human subjects research and research outreach experience.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$7.25 - $24.00 Hourly Rate
Salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.

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 may be 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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