Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences seeks a Research Program Coordinator who will be responsible for multiple research projects within University Mood Disorders Center (Department of Psychiatry). Under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigator, the Research Program Coordinator will be responsible for university wide initiative designed to determine clinically relevant risk factors associated with bipolar disorder and its response to available and newly discovered treatments. The Research Program Coordinator will be the key person who interacts with physician investigators, international networks, clinical staff, and study participants to recruit and coordinate the collection of data and human research specimens. A strong interest in research of mood disorders is necessary.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Responsible for recruitment at Johns Hopkins Hospital for Precision Medicine Center of Excellence for Bipolar Disorder and for outpatient recruitment and screening in the Community Psychiatry Program located on the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Campus.
Coordinates research projects, such as, the evaluation of a mobile application for medication and mood tracking for people with mood disorders.
Coordinates day to day responsibilities include verifying subject eligibility in accordance with research protocol; obtain informed consent; communicate with the study subjects throughout the research process; schedule interviews and blood draws; submit blood samples to laboratory for analysis; reimburse subjects upon completion of their participation when applicable.
Responsible for smooth operations of the research enterprise and communicating with an established network of clinics and patients.
Ensures smooth running of the projects and meeting deadlines.
Participates in bi-weekly videoconferences to discuss project development, implementation and oversight.
Liaises between multiple collaborators including physicians, scientists, study team members and patients locally and at participating sites.
Assists with obtaining and maintaining patient samples to the Johns Hopkins Biological Repository.
Establishes administrative systems and standard operational plan for implementation and monitoring of project including management of a RedCap database.
May assist the principal investigator in defining information and plans required to accomplish goals of the study.
May help design and create protocol specific data collection forms with assistance.
Maintain the study database, check the quality of data received from the field, provide appropriate feedback to field teams on the quality of data, and ensure compliance with data integrity and privacy policies of JHU.
Assists the PI in overseeing and maintaining institutional and federal regulatory compliance, including preparing the IRB initial application, annual IRB continuing reviews, changes in research, protocol amendments and events reports according to IRB requirements, and facilitates IRB audits.
Interacts with Johns Hopkins Institutional Review Board and staff.
Enters e–irb protocols and updates.
Maintains regulatory binder for research protocols and ensures that case files and accompanying paperwork are organized and current.
Orient new research study staff.
Schedule and lead weekly meeting of study team members.
Adheres to guidelines regarding the sensitivity and confidential nature of patient information, including HIPAA regulations.
Maintains proficient knowledge of regulatory documentation.
Performs miscellaneous related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelors degree in related discipline and 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.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 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.
Master's degree in a related discipline with 3 years related experience strongly preferred.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong communication skills, organizational skills, attention to detail, and clinical sensitivity.
Ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple tasks, and make independent decisions about the direction of projects.
Attention to details
Able to work as part of a team, take initiative, and have strong leadership and teaching skills.
Ability to think critically and to solve problems that arise related to study protocols.
Ability to be flexible in work conditions and function well in a team setting.
Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.26 - $22.35/hr (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30-5:00 Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM Psy Affect Disorders and Psych Genet Personnel area: Johns Hopkins University
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