The Department of Medicine is seeking a highly motivated and organized researcher to assist with a new HIV point-of-care (POC) diagnostic test study. The Research Program Coordinator will support HIV and point-of-care clinical studies in the Division of Infectious Diseases. This is a 3-year CDC-funded study to characterize performance of different HIV POC tests in different populations. The RPC will be responsible for participant engagement, data collection and monitoring, and other tasks necessary for study execution. The RPC will join a dynamic team and contribute to critical research in response to Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE).
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Performs phlebotomy and finger-stick blood sampling.
Maintains good working knowledge of all assigned protocols and reporting requirements.
Adheres to all protocol requirements to ensure the validity of the clinical research data.
Complies with all regulatory/IRB guidelines including, but not limited to: preparation and submission of study protocols, consent forms, amendments, and annual continuing reviews.
Verifies patient eligibility by comparing patient history with protocol requirements. Confirms patient registrations and relevant data points in databases.
Acts as the primary contact for study participants, including scheduling and confirming appointments, guiding participants through sample collection, and administering surveys.
Verifies scheduling of patient appointments, tests, and follow‑up visits at the appropriate time to ensure completion of protocol requirements. Maintains a protocol database for tracking patient activity and data submission.
Packs, transports, ships, receives, and processes study samples. Complies with biohazard safety standards through proper handling of hazardous chemical and biological agents; uses sterile techniques to avoid contamination; uses universal safety precautions to protect self and co-workers from biohazardous materials; monitors inventory of supplies required for studies.
Collects, enters, and compiles clinical data from a variety of sources.
Responsible for data management duties that include: creating and maintaining databases, performing data entry, data processing and cleaning, corrects errors, and exporting data files into Excel and/or STATA for analysis
Assists in creating presentations in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, or other presentation medium.
Prepares progress reports to granting organizations and foundations.
Assists in preparation of manuscripts, grant proposals, statistical reports, tables, and charts.
Meets regularly with research team to review data accuracy and overall study progress.
Attends and supports trainings and program related functions as needed.
This description is a general statement of required duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis; the Research Program Coordinator will perform other related duties as assigned.
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.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for 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 related discipline.
One year of related research or program coordination experience.
Phlebotomy training completed or in progress.
Fluency in Spanish preferred.
Experience with data management and analysis software such as Stata, Access, and REDCap preferred.
Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Proficiency in PC operations and software application such as MS Windows, Excel, and Word required.
Highly organized and detail oriented
Excellent time management skills
Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities
Ability to follow multiple, detailed directions of various protocols
Ability to work independently and as part of a team; self-motivated
Ability to communicate effectively across disciplines and within a variety of cultures
Experience in database operations and related work experience in coordination of medical or laboratory research.
Working Conditions/ Schedule and Hours:Ability to transport self and study supplies to and from work and other sites as required (mileage outside commute to normal work sites may be reimbursed per JHU approved rate.)
Work 40 hours/week. Flexibility in work schedule is required.
Some telecommuting will occur until full research operations resume. Some job tasks can be done from home.
Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.26-$22.35/Hour; Commensurate with experience Employee Group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Medicine, East Baltimore Campus Department Name: Medicine, Infectious Diseases STD Lab Personnel Area: School of Medicine
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