Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
General summary/purpose: Under direct supervision of a Research Program Manager, the Sr. Research Program Coordinator will primarily oversee the day-to-day logistics and operations for COVID-19 clinical research on a large, complex study that will take place in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Bayview Medical Center. The Sr. Research Program Coordinator will interact with the investigators, collaborators, and patients in a clinical research environment, and will assist with staffing and trainings for the study. This person will coordinate all activities for one or more of our ongoing COVID-19 research endeavors to assure validity of findings and assist in fostering clinical characterizations for the novel, pandemic-causing disease. S/he will assist in carrying out research in accordance with good clinical practices in such activities as obtaining informed consent, data and specimen collection, and patient follow-up over time.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Maintain a good working knowledge of all assigned study protocols and reporting requirements;
Adhere to all protocol requirements to ensure validity of clinical research data;
Interact with clinicians and other gatekeepers to access the patient population;
Recruit and enroll eligible research participants;
Collect patient specimens (e.g., blood, urine, or saliva) and other patient data from a variety of sources;
Maintain research files
Setup and monitor data in databases, and do basic statistical analyses
Organize and maintain research group meetings
Prepare mandatory reports and documents/protocols;
Prepare for and participate in audits and monitoring of studies;
Assist in preparation and maintenance of IRB protocols and related documents; and
Meet regularly with manager and/or team leader to review data accuracy, shift reports, and overall study progress
This description is a general statement of required duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis; the Sr. Research Program Coordinator will perform other related duties as assigned.
Minimum qualifications (mandatory):
Bachelor's degree in related discipline and 3 years related experience required.
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Phlebotomy training, demonstrated proficiency or willingness to be trained.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum experience required for the respective job.
Strong data management skills
Experience in clinical trials/human subjects research
Certification as a registered Phlebotomist by a nationally recognized agency is preferred (e.g., National Center for Competency Testing, American Medical Technologists, American Society for Clinical Pathology, American Society for Clinical Pathology, American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians, National Phlebotomy Association).
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Must be comfortable collecting saliva, urine, or blood samples from patients
Ability to independently navigate complex and busy environments
Proficiency in the use of computers and data entry, including software applications, databases, mathematical and statistical tools, spreadsheets, and word processing
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Significant attention to detail
Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities
Ability to communicate effectively across disciplines and within a variety of cultures
Classified Title: Sr. Research Program Coordinator Working Title: Sr. Research Program Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB Starting Salary Range: $38,920 - $53,520 Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-Su, 8AM-Midnight, 8 Hour Shifts Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002848-SOM Em Med Research Personnel area: School of Medicine
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