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Administrative Assistant - Cannabis Study

The administrative assistant will assist investigators and study staff from PCOM's School of Professional and Applied Psychology (clinical department) with a four-year observational study of outcomes in patients initiating medical cannabis therapy. Funding of this position is contingent upon the continued funding of the grant/contract.

This position is based at PCOM (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania).


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support investigators and research staff to prepare study materials.
  • Monitor budgets.
  • Communicate with internal PCOM departments, including finance and legal, regarding study-related contracts, expenses and additional needs. 
  • Request or acquire equipment, surveys, or supplies necessary for the project.
  • Manage staffing needs.
  • Prepare materials for submission to external funding sources.
  • Schedule study meetings.
  • Assist study staff in preparing materials for IRB review.
  • Assist research staff to maintain study databases and tracking systems.
  • Attend project meetings.
  • Prepare reports for study investigators and funders.
  • Perform related responsibilities as required.

Position Requirements

*Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. and pass a criminal background check.
  • An associate’s degree or one-year of undergraduate or professional experience, or an equivalent combination of experience, education and training.
  • Note: An approved CAS Exception is required for anyone who is charged to a federal grant or contract under this job code.
  • One year of undergraduate or professional research experience, or an equivalent combination of experience, education and training.
  • Strong computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel).
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required
  • Research protocols
Working Conditions
  • Mild physical work: Incumbent may be required to travel from building to building frequently.

Application Instructions

All inquiries MUST include:

  • Resume
  • A minimum two-year commitment is preferred.

PCOM is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration. We adhere 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.

About Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

For more than a century, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine has provided high quality, hands-on training in osteopathic medicine. As the field of medicine has changed, we've changed with it-adapting our program offerings to better meet the needs of healthcare providers and the communities they serve.

At the main campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PCOM), the branch campus in Suwanee, Georgia (PCOM Georgia), and our newest location in Moultrie, Georgia (PCOM South Georgia), PCOM students learn to approach problem solving in a more professional, more team-oriented manner, which prepares them to work successfully in integrated healthcare settings with other health professionals. All campuses feature modern facilities and state­-of­-the-­art technologies, all part of an innovative learning environment designed for collaboration and interaction.