Jennifer Goldfarb is a clinical research industry expert and leader with more than 25 years of nursing, clinical research operations, and management experience. She develops and leads innovative and strategic efforts to strengthen the culture of conducting safe, ethical, and efficient clinical research.
Jennifer is an accomplished visionary, building highly successful clinical research infrastructure and developing and implementing processes that align to achieve operational and financial goals. Her work experience includes senior leadership roles at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania and, most recently, University of Minnesota, overseeing large complex teams facilitating the start-up, execution, and close out of clinical research projects in multiple therapeutic areas. This includes direct oversight for contracting, budgeting, budget negotiations, financial management, IND/IDE applications and reporting, staffing support, and recruitment enhancement services. Jennifer provides consultative support to investigators and study teams regarding best practices for the safe, ethical, and efficient conduct of clinical research in compliance with federal, state, and local regulations. She is a certified member of the Society for Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) since 2003, where she served as an elected member of the Board of Directors from 2016-2019 and Treasurer from 2019-2021.
Jennifer is an internationally-recognized expert in clinical research budgeting, staffing, and management. She has developed tools and conducted training for study investigators, staff, administrators, and financial managers nationwide. She is an invited lecturer at the university and national level for clinical research investigators and staff on the topics of clinical research administration, strategy, operations, and finance. She is a faculty member at Thomas Jefferson University, developing courses and teaching clinical research management in their clinical research masters program. She also participates as invited faculty for several recurring SOCRA clinical research conferences for over a decade, including conferences related to project/program management and investigator GCP/site leadership. Jennifer designed and implemented a 2-day clinical research nursing SOCRA conference in 2019 to meet an unmet need to provide targeted education to clinical research nurses in consideration of the recent ANA scope and standards of practice guidelines.