Our research group is in the Department of Psychiatry, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry. We develop interventions for underserved older adults to increase access to mental health services and improve their quality of life. We are seeking an enthusiastic, professional, and experienced Research Program Coordinator to participate in our community-based, depression care study for low-income and minority populations. This position is an excellent opportunity to participate in exciting projects that are committed to meeting the needs of underserved older adults through an innovative models of depression care.
The Research Coordinator will support research projects that will involve activities related to implementation of a clinical trial such as submission of IRB applications, data collection and analysis, administrative tasks such as payment of participants, data analysis and manuscript preparation, and assistance with grant preparation. The Research Program Coordinator will provide program coordination and support in accomplishing the goals of our research team. This position reports to the Principal Investigator.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Research Program Coordinator is responsible for the organization, entry, maintenance and accuracy of all clinical research data for a complex and detailed clinical trial, and may assist with training of less experienced research staff in protocol and clinical research.
Maintain good working knowledge of assigned protocols and reporting requirements.
Be a subject matter expert on complex clinical studies which requires a high level of knowledge, coordination, and data abstraction.
Communicate and distribute protocol information.
Maintain regulatory binder for each assigned protocol.
Prepare and submits annual renewal requests, amendments, and adverse event reports with clinical input according to IRB and Sponsor requirements.
Adhere to all protocol requirements to ensure the validity of the clinical research data.
Assist in designing protocols.
Verify patient eligibility for studies by comparing patient history and clinical assessments with protocol requirements.
Maintain a research binder for each participant.
Collect, enter and compile participant data using data management software.
Ensure accuracy and timeliness of data so that information may be used by the PI in treatment planning, presentations, and publication.
Assist with data collection activities as needed.
Verify scheduling of participant appointments, tests, and follow‑up visits at the appropriate time in the study timeline to ensure completion of protocol requirements.
Meet regularly with Principal Investigator to review data accuracy and overall study progress.
Participate in all mandatory meetings to develop increasing knowledge of assigned clinical trial and Registry requirements.
Develop and maintain a protocol database or spreadsheet for tracking participant activity, financial management and data analysis as needed.
Manage the payments of study participants, e.g. SAP invoicing.
Prepare reports on individual participants or the study as required by the principal investigators and/or external agencies.
Enter participant demographic and clinical data into institutional database as required.
Respond in a timely manner to special projects or queries related to the data.
Corrects error in database when necessary.
Is knowledgeable of and complies with Good Clinical Practices, ICH Guidelines and SKCCC Clinical Research Office policies.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
*Community based work, will need to travel to participant homes and community organizations.
Bachelor’s degree in a 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.
Preferred Qualifications Master’s Degree. Three (3) years of experience in complex and detailed clinical trials research and/or certification as a Clinical Research Professional is preferred.
Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Proficiency in the use of software applications, databases, spreadsheets, and word processing required.
Excellent organizational skills required.
Excellent attention to detail skills required.
Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities.
Must have excellent time management skills.
Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent ability to manage time and projects with competing priorities.
High level of interpersonal skill, written and oral communication necessary to effectively interact with colleagues at all operational levels.
Experience with academic writing and data analysis.
Self-motivated and comfortable working independently, as a team leader, and as a team member.
Strong attention to detail and accuracy, with capacity to deliver quality work product within the required deadline.
Proven aptitude with the use of common software used in research such as Microsoft Office applications, Redcap, SAP.
Reliable transportation and comfortable travelling in Baltimore City.
Sitting, standing and walking for extended period. Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s).
Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.26 - $22.35/Hour; Commesurate 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: Psychiatry Geriatric Psychiatry Neuropsychiatry Personnel Area: Johns Hopkins University
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