Research Assistant
Children's Hospital Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA

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Requirements:
The successful applicant will have a Bachelor of Science degree in the Biological Sciences, Nutrition, Public Health, Health Economics or very closely related field. Undergraduate GPA must be entered on the profile and on the resume submitted. Transcripts will be required if selected for an interview.

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS:
- Child Abuse Clearances
- FBI Fingerprint Clearance
- Drug Screening
All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption

Job Description:
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute is an interdisciplinary institution dedicated to conducting basic, clinical and translational research on conditions and diseases that affect children, and is part of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania research community.

The Research Institute is seeking a Clinical Research Assistant I. This position is working within the Center for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease under the direction of the director, Dr. Robert Baldassano.
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The CRA I will be required to work on a variety of research projects studying pediatric inflammatory bowel disease. Must feel comfortable being in procedures such as colonoscopies and collecting/handling samples, such as blood, stool and biopsies.

Requirements:
The successful applicant will have a Bachelor of Science degree in the Biological Sciences, Nutrition, Public Health, Health Economics or very closely related field. Undergraduate GPA must be entered on the profile and on the resume submitted. Transcripts will be required if selected for an interview.

Interested individuals should upload a cover letter, resume, and three references and/or letters of recommendation from managers and/or supervisors who can attest to your skills and abilities. Also, must also complete a profile and application on our website at www.chop.edu/careers .
• Responsible for research activities, including:
o Subject recruitment, confirmation of subject eligibility
o Verify documented informed consent prior to enrollment and treatment
o Maintain source documents for eligibility, pre treatment, and follow-up requirements
o Completion of case report forms, data query resolution in timely manner
o Specimen collection, processing, and shipment according to protocol requirements
o IRB submissions
o Monitor visits and audits
o Develop tools to aid in protocol adherence
o Functions independently in a clinical research setting and is responsible for the complete coordination of assigned clinical research activities.
o Ability to follow clinical research protocols
o Ensuring timeliness and accuracy of sample collection
• Ability and sensitivity to interact, collaborate, and communicate with a diverse group of persons (children, parents, physicians, nurses and medical personnel).
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Strong research skills
Effective problem solving/critical thinking skills
Ability to work independently
Ability to exercise discretion and judgment
Value for research integrity and collaborative research
High level of motivation
Good communication skills/Strong interpersonal skills
MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS:
- Child Abuse Clearances
- FBI Fingerprint Clearance
- Drug Screening
All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption
To learn more about the CHOP Research Institute and the research programs visit: http://research.chop.edu.

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