Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Sr. Research Program Coordinator will be responsible for the conduct of study protocols to promote physical activity among low socioeconomic status individual with multiple chronic diseases. Responsibilities will also include recruiting, enrolling, visiting and following participants in the studies at home, as well as research-related work. Works closely with Principal Investigator (PI) in all aspects of study management. Communicates with study team and PI on all clinical aspects of patient management. Works with other staff members to ensure rapid data entry and high level of quality control.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Recruit, screen and enroll eligible subjects for participation in research protocols with final authorization from principal investigator and/or research team leader
As a principal investigator designee, explain the protocol in detail and obtain informed consent from potential subjects
Verify patient eligibility for studies with principal investigator and/or research team leader
Obtain medical release of information from patient as needed per protocol
Coordinate and document all aspects of subjects' participation (including subject interviews, telephone contact with subject or friends/family of the patient; home visits; conversations with the research team and all medical providers who participate in the patients care, etc.) to ensure a comprehensive and consistent approach to the subject management on protocol
Ensures collection of pertinent data from internal and external sources and monitors compliance with requirements of the clinical studies
Monitor clinical course of subject's enrolled in clinical trials, under nursing supervision, ensuring that research protocol is executed appropriately
Participates in internal audits and assures compliance with outside monitoring
Maintain and complete protocol specific patient records and Case Report Forms (CRF).
Maintain a good working knowledge of all assigned protocols
Maintain confidential records of required source documentation on each assigned research subject on protocol
Meet regularly with principal investigators, research manager and protocol team leaders to review patient participation, data accuracy and overall project progress
Provide updates on current progress of the study as requested
Maintain patient study calendars
Schedule patient study appointments
Serve as backup for research protocols (other than primary assignment) as needed.
Develop research instruments (protocol specific source documentation, lab forms, and template notes) necessary for study execution
Control quality of source documentation and research integrity
Detect and help solve logistical, technical and patient related problems as they pertain to protocol participation
Coordinate laboratory specimen processing and handling with appropriate lab supervisors.
Act as liaison between the study and other departments as necessary for protocol implementation
Attend study meetings to represent the research unit and grow in knowledge of data quality and the federal regulations governing clinical research.
Participate in other research initiatives as workload allows
Willingness to use personal vehicle (with reimbursement) or taxi/uber for recruitment off site
Other duties as assigned by the Research and Sponsored Projects Manager or the PI of the project.
Minimum qualifications (mandatory): Bachelor's degree in related discipline and three years of related experience required. Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
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 education/experience required for the respective job.
Preferred qualifications: Master's degree desired. Ability to work with populations across ages, sexual orientations, socio-economic circumstances, experience working with and/or is from the MSM community and experience performing venipuncture as a certified phlebotomist a plus. Experience with clinical research, protocol implementation, patient coordination and completion of data sets (Case Report Forms) desirable. Obtain phlebotomy certification, experiences in plan and conducting biological laboratory testing.
Knowledge of Good Clinical Practices and FDA and HIPAA Regulations regarding Clinical Research helpful but not required.
Classified Title: Sr. Research Program Coordinator Working Title: Sr. Research Program Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB Starting Salary Range: $38,920 - $53,517 Employee group: Full Time Schedule: flexible Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 06-MD:School of Nursing Department name: 60009277-Research Administration Personnel area: School of Nursing
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