Clinical Research Coordinator I – Clinical Futures and Policy Lab – Dr. Chen Kenyon

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


Any (United States of America)

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A Brief Overview

The successful candidate will join a research team at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, under the supervision of Dr. Chén Kenyon. Dr. Kenyon’s research focuses on understanding the drivers of health outcomes and disparities for children with chronic disease and designing/tailoring interventions to simultaneously improve outcomes and equity. Dr. Kenyon’s upcoming research involves testing different strategies for implementing NIH guideline-based asthma care with a specific focus on achieving equity in adoption and outcomes using a cluster randomized design in CHOP’s primary care network. The successful candidate will support development of asthma education materials and activities to support the clinical decision support build. They will screen and enroll participants using informed consent, administer questionnaires, conduct participant interviews, and support data cleaning and analytic processes.

Dr. Kenyon also co-leads CHOP’s Center for Health Equity Research and Education Core, focused on identifying and implementing best practices for incorporating health equity in research. The successful candidate will contribute to an institutional initiative focused on bolstering support for rigorous health equity research at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Research Institute. This includes, but is not limited to, activities to advance health equity and disparities-focused study designs, community-academic partnerships and stakeholder engagement, inclusion and representativeness in CHOP clinical trials, interpretation and dissemination of findings in non-academic settings, and equitable translation (e.g., health services and policy research) of novel discoveries to advance patient care.

As a successful CRC candidate, you will have the opportunity to contribute to several research projects centered around pediatric asthma management and delivery of care, health equity, and health policy, with a focus on institution supports for health equity science. The Clinical Research Coordinator will assist with a range of tasks related to the research projects described above, including:

  • The CRC will assist with the screening, recruitment, and enrollment of eligible participants for research studies, during health care encounters or by phone.
  • The CRC will assist with quantitative data cleaning and complete basic levels of statistical analysis (chi-squared tests, t-tests, etc.).
  • The CRC will support analysis of electronic health record data related to asthma and health disparities. This may include chart review, data extraction, data analysis, and preparation of tables, graphs, and manuscripts.
  • The CRC will support semi-structured interviews with providers, caregivers and children focused on implementing guideline-concordant care to inform and iterate on intervention design.
  • They will also assist with the implementation and adoption of asthma-related study interventions in clinical settings, including working alongside and coordinating with asthma nurse care manager and asthma-focused community health worker.
  • The CRC will support mapping of health equity projects and resources across the Research Institute and build upon previously collected baseline data. The CRC will participate in efforts to evaluate clinical trial inclusion and representativeness across the Research Institute.
  • The CRC will monitor innovative literature, methodology, and exemplary institutional programs related to health equity in research. They will create communication materials to increase awareness of updated regulations and guidelines related to rigorous health equity research.
  • The CRC will create slide decks and other preparatory materials for team meetings, as well as dissemination materials to convey project updates to stakeholders.
  • The CRC may contribute a portion of their time to health equity trainee pilot research projects. Based on the CRC’s interests and capacity, they may also have the opportunity to assist with other aspects of Dr. Kenyon’s research.

What you will do

  • Core responsibilities
  • Adhere to an IRB approved protocol
  • Participate in the informed consent process of study subjects
  • Support the safety of clinical research patients/research participants
  • Coordinate protocol related research procedures, study visits, and follow-up care
  • Screen, recruit and enroll patients/research participants
  • Maintain study source documents
  • Under the supervision of PI Report adverse events
  • Understand good clinical practice (GCP) and regulatory compliance
  • Educate subjects and family on protocol, study intervention, etc.
  • Comply with Institutional policies, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and guidelines, and with HIPAA and management of confidential materials
  • Must comply with federal, state, and sponsor policies
  • For multi-site studies or collaborations, support communication and meeting scheduling across teams
  • Related responsibilities
  • Manage essential regulatory documents
  • Register study on as appropriate
  • Complete case report forms (paper & electronic data capture) and address queries
  • Submit documents to regulatory authorities (e.g. IRB, FDA, etc.) and/or review/monitoring boards (ie,DSMB, independent safety officer)
  • Facilitate pre-study, site qualification, study initiation, and monitoring visit as appropriate
  • Facilitate study close out activities as appropriate
  • Coordinate research/project team meetings
  • Collect, process and ship samples as applicable to the protocol
  • Schedule subject visits and procedures
  • Retain records/archive documents after study close out

Education Qualifications

  • High School Diploma / GED Required
  • Bachelor's Degree Preferred

Experience Qualifications

  • At least two (2) years of clinical or clinical related or research related experience Required
  • At least three (3) years of clinical or clinical related or research related experience Preferred

Skills and Abilities

  • Basic knowledge of IRB and human subject protection
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong time management skills
  • Ability to collaborate with stakeholders at all levels

To carry out its mission, CHOP is committed to supporting the health of our patients, families, workforce, and global community. As a condition of employment, CHOP employees who work in patient care buildings or who have patient facing responsibilities must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and receive an annual influenza vaccine. Learn more.

Employees may request exemptions for valid religious and medical reasons. Start dates may be delayed until candidates are immunized or exemption requests are reviewed.

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