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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
December 9, 2021
2716 South St., 6th floor, Philadelphia, PA
Job Type


Location: LOC_ROBERTS-Roberts Ctr Pediatric Research

Req ID: 153220

Shift: Any

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time

Job Summary

This is a full-time research assistant (RA) position offered through PolicyLab at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The RA will both 1) support a research study aimed at identifying best clinical practice for social needs screening and referral to advance health equity, and 2) contribute to multiple qualitative, mixed or multi-method research projects as a member of PolicyLab’s Qualitative Core.


The RA will be a central member of an interdisciplinary team working to inform the future of social care integration at CHOP and in the region. The RA will have primary responsibility for participant recruitment, enrollment, and data collection including obtaining participant consent, administering surveys using REDCap, and conducting qualitative phone interviews. The RA will be responsible for travel to three study sites, located in West Chester and West/South Philadelphia. The RA will assist with additional study tasks necessary for the duration of the project, including preparing IRB applications, organizing research staff and study advisory committee meetings, data management and analysis, and preparing study results, regulatory documents, and progress reports.


As a member of the Qualitative Core at PolicyLab, the RA will have the opportunity to work with multiple teams on projects related to public health programs, pediatric clinical interventions, health equity, and behavioral health, while receiving additional methods training and supports through the core’s infrastructure.


Fluent Spanish-speaking skills are required. Prior experience in data collection is preferred, but not required. The ideal candidate for this position should be comfortable with approaching and recruiting families into research studies. The ideal candidate also values and has experience with community-engaged research methods.


Job Responsibilities

Working at PolicyLab

The research assistant will have the opportunity to work in team settings that include both qualitative and quantitative experts on various projects across multiple content areas. This environment provides ample opportunities for skill development and professional growth. PolicyLab aims to provide every team member with opportunities that allow their voices to be heard as this exemplifies our core belief in the power of diverse thinking to influence the policies, protocols and practices that define our workplace and improve the lives of children and families. We strive for a productive, fulfilling workplace and personal growth opportunities for all staff and believe an inclusive environment is central to this goal.


At PolicyLab, recruiting and retaining a diverse group of team members who bring fresh insights from all backgrounds to the research, administrative, communications and policy work that we do is fundamental to our mission. We are committed to creating an environment that is reflective of the diverse communities we serve. As such, we welcome innovative minds from individuals across race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and marital status, victim of domestic or sexual violence status, covered veteran status or other protected classifications.

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

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)

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

Required Education and Experience

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


Required Experience:  One (1) year of relevant clinical research experience.

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education:  Bachelor’s Degree in related field

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Familiarity with IRB and human subject protection.

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.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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CHOP Careers Contact 

Talent Acquisition

2716 South Street, 6th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19146 




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