Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator Working Title: Research Program Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.10-$22.12 (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full-Time Schedule: M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10003524-SOM Neuro Neuromuscular Personnel area: School of Medicine
The Research Program Coordinator will be responsible for the logistics of enrolling patients into clinical research studies investigating peripheral neuropathies and types of myositis and their underlying causes and treatments.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
This position will require working directly with patients and Physician investigators, and the responsibilities include explaining the research study to eligible patients and obtaining their informed consent, collecting and recording data, collecting and processing biological samples, monitoring clinical course of patients enrolled in clinical trials, and ensuring that research protocols are executed appropriately. This position will be under the supervision of the Clinical Research Coordinator and the Principal Investigators.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Research Program Coordinator will recruit and enroll eligible participants into clinical protocols, while maintaining good working knowledge of all assigned protocols and reporting requirements. The coordinator will work on complex clinical studies which require a high level of knowledge and coordination, while maintaining regulatory binders for each assigned protocol. This individual will also prepare and submit annual renewal requests, amendments, and adverse event reports with clinical input according to IRB and Sponsor requirements, adheres to all protocol requirements to ensure the validity of the clinical research data. Enter patient demographic and clinical data into institutional database systems as required, and responds in a timely manner to special projects or queries related to the data.
The coordinator will be expected to work both at the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center at the East Baltimore Campus and the Outpatient Clinic at the Bayview Hospital. The responsibilities include the identification of potential study participants among the patients seen at both facilities, the recruitment of eligible patients for clinical research and trials, including obtaining informed consent. Overseeing that all testing required for a study protocol is completed and compiling the study information (data) as requested by each protocol, including data entry. Perform phlebotomy and process the collected bio specimens. Further, explaining study procedures to prospective participants, conducting baseline and follow-up interviews and questionnaires; working with the database manager on proper entry of collected data; performing related project tasks and support as necessary. Efficiency, organization, and time management skills are essential to the position. This individual must be able to use all standard personal computer work station programs, including Microsoft Word and Excel. In addition, this individual must be able to submit investigator approved communications regarding multiple research studies with Hopkins IRB office through web-based program. Individual must be able to utilize standard telephone equipment and communicate clearly in English with potential subjects so that they understand research protocols that they may volunteer for.
Minimum qualifications (mandatory):
Bachelor's degree in related discipline.
Entry level preferred
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Proficiency in the use of software applications (i.e. Word, Excel) to maintain databases, spreadsheets, and word processing is required. Good organizational skills and attention to detail are highly desired, as is the ability to work independently. The applicant will demonstrate an ability to work well with other professionals with minimal supervision, and comfort being part of a diverse professional team.
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