Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Research Program Coordinator oversees the day-to-day administration of research programs. Studies are patient-oriented clinical studies, involving human subjects. This position will coordinate protocol implementation and monitor the collection of data for studies. The range of duties includes patient recruitment, scheduling and conducting study visits, obtaining informed consent, data entry, and records management, expenditure oversight, collecting and processing bio-specimens, communicating with team members on the status of project. Effective communication and interpersonal skills are critical as the position involves significant interaction with patients.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
High degree of understanding of research and applies general analytical skills to administer the logistical implementation of assigned projects, and to identify situations requiring special attention. Utilizing this knowledge, will ensure adherence to research protocols, operating procedures, and all associated internal/external regulations.
Using working knowledge will assist in developing recruitment tools for assigned study(s), which include protocol/study specific data collection forms, drafting and placing approved advertisements, and contacting physicians for possible referrals.
Develop moderately complex tracking database/spreadsheet based on study requirements utilizing Excel, REDCap, or similar software applications.
Data entry into the study REDCap database as organized by the central coordinating center.
Abstract data from patient medical records that requires some interpretation. Monitors data quality and accuracy as required by research protocol. Will run pre-established queries and may develop ad-hoc queries/reports as requested.
Utilizing working knowledge of study(s) will participate in meetings to provide operational updates, report on any operational issues, and may make recommendations for resolutions to new/outstanding operational issues. Will coordinate study(s) meetings, including developing an agenda and coordinating information and participation of individuals from other institutions.
Complies with all regulatory/IRB guidelines including, but not limited to: preparation and submission of study protocols, consent forms, amendments, and annual continuing reviews.
Will act as the primary contact for study participants, including scheduling, confirming appointments, and escorting/directing to various locations on/off campus.
Ensure that case files and accompanying paperwork are organized and current.
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Required)
Bachelor's degree in related discipline.
Some related experience.
Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for the required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job. *
Master’s degree in a related field is helpful but not required
At least one (1) year of clinical, patient-oriented research experience is helpful but not required. Additional education may substitute for experience.
Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator Working Title: Research Program Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.26 - $22.35/ Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday / 40 hrs per week Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 26-MD:JH at Howard County Hospital Department name: 10002857-SOM OB GYN Maternal Fetal Medicine Personnel area: School of Medicine
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