Work Opportunities

The Women’s Health Clinical Research Center frequently has job openings, and is always accepting resumes for research coordinators. Any open positions will be posted on the Jobs@Penn website.

Clinical Research Coordinator Job Description

The primary role of Clinical Research Coordinator is the organization, coordination and implementation of research studies. The essential functions of the position include but are not limited to:

  • Participate in the review and preparation of protocols for original, pharmaceutical and government clinical trials. Prepare protocols, informed consents, data collection forms and advertisements for regulatory approval.
  • Organize and participate in site visits, both initiation and otherwise. Participate in budget preparation for trials, be responsible for tracking site reimbursement and allocating patient stipends. Attend investigator meetings for clinical research trials.
  • Be actively involved in the planning and implementation of patient recruitment into studies. Interview and evaluate participants as potential candidates for various studies.
  • Discuss identified participants with investigator and the need for necessary baseline exams. Provide clinical services, including phlebotomy assessment at the time of participant screening visits and when necessary. Coordinate scheduling of trial participant visits with study investigators and nurse practitioners as per protocol. Plan, direct and assess overall study management of patient in collaboration with investigator. Intercept and respond to trial participant phone calls. Perform telephone follow-up per study protocol.
  • Responsible for data collection and management in accordance with trial protocol. Responsible for maintenance of source documents and case report forms. Collect and report timely and accurate data, maintain individual patient records. Maintain study compliance and integrity through close collaboration with investigator as well as the patient.


Position requires an articulate individual with excellent oral and written communication skills. The candidate should possess the ability to work independently and also as part of a team. Strong planning, organizational and prioritizing capabilities along with problem solving skills desired.

A Bachelor's Degree and 1 year to 2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Position contingent upon funding. 

Summer Work Opportunities

Are you considering a future in clinical research? The Women’s Health Clinical Research Center provides individuals with the opportunity to gain experience in the field of women’s health. 

Research assistant positions are available on a temporary or part-time basis as needed.  Most positions are available in the summer, but some opportunities may exist during the academic year.

There are many possible areas of focus for your experience working with us, depending on your interests:

  • Clinical research training
  • Patient confidentiality training
  • Administrative duties: data checking, data collection
  • Recruitment of study subjects
  • Phlebotomy training
  • Shadowing subject visits and procedures (clinical visits, ultrasounds, and surgeries)
  • Publication research (work together with a fellow or resident supporting their research projects)

If you are interested in taking part in this opportunity, please send a resume and a letter of introduction with the following information:

  • What is your primary objective in working for the WHCRC?
  • Where do you hope this experience will lead you?
  • What are your main topics of interest (what types of studies would you like to work on)?
  • What is your general schedule of availability for work?
  • Are you in high school or college? If yes, what year do you anticipate graduating and what is your area of study? Where are you attending school?

Send this information by email or mail to:

Beth Steider
3701 Market Street
Suite 810
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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