University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is currently seeking multiple Research Project Coordinators to join Division of Transplant Surgery. The Research Project Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the day-to-day operations of one or more research studies or clinical trial protocols. The position coordinates data collection and maintenance, project evaluation, meeting scheduling, and research subject interfacing. The Research Project Coordinator adheres to good clinical practices, study protocols, and applicable regulations; conducts complex work and contributes to measurable team objectives; and uses discretion to provide solutions to issues. Performs work that is varied and that does not follow prescribed procedures or processes and is responsible for effective operations and use of resources, rather than clinical outcomes. The Research Project Coordinator works for the Division of Transplant Surgery at the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Medicine. The division of Transplant Surgery is located within the School of Medicine at the University of Maryland, Baltimore and maintains a large research portfolio involving the heart, lung, liver, kidney, and pancreas.
**This is a FULL-TIME, CONTRACTUAL position**
BENEFITS: UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 10 vacation days, 11 personal and holidays, 5 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and supplemental retirement options; and limited tuition remission for employees enrolled at UMB.
Independently coordinates and communicates directly with the Principle Investigator, study participants, and sponsors to manage the operation and evaluation activities of the research studies or clinical trials. Serves as primary liaison for study participants, research personnel, support staff, and outside agencies such as the IRB.
Responsible for ensuring optimum efficiency and monitors activities to ensure compliance with protocols and all relevant local, federal, and state regulatory and institutional policies. Identifies and resolves non-compliant issues by using evaluation techniques, originality, and ingenuity. Develop appropriate regulatory reports and associated documentation in accordance with SOPs and study or trial specific processes.
Recruits and screens patients to participate in research studies. Develops recruitment streams and advises participants of study objective, requirements, risks, benefits and obtains their consent and enrollment.
Lead the collection and management of study data by developing data collection tools, establishing and maintaining databases, and performing data quality checks. Develops and implements new processes to improve effectiveness and efficiency of data collection and evaluation. Track, report, and audit study data and regulatory study documentation.
May supervise those who perform data entry. Develop and produce routine and non-routine reports of study data or study progress for study sponsors, Principle Investigator(s) and other research and clinical team members .
Analyzes data and draws conclusions in order to make recommendations to improve study efficiency or effectiveness.
Develop reports summarizing study deviations from protocol and communications with IRB. Contributes meaningful information to enhance publications or grant applications. Assists in budget development, expenditure adherence, and maintenance of inventory on equipment and supplies.
Obtains, processes, and transports specimens to appropriate laboratory according to established aseptic technique. Performs venipunctures and finger sticks to obtain blood specimens.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree in nursing, emergency services, chemistry, biology, public health, psychology, sociology or another discipline appropriate to position.
Experience: Prior experience in coordinating clinical research or working in a research laboratory is strongly preferred.
OR Consideration may be given for a unique combination of education and experience.*
*Bachelor's degree in an unrelated field with at least 18 credits in a field related to the research, as appropriate, or Bachelor's degree in an unrelated field with at least one year experience in a field directly related to the research. Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year experience.
Other: May require training related to occupational safety and health, environmental compliance, shipping of hazardous materials and/or ionizing radiation.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Possesses a knowledge of position requirements and able to perform position in compliance with all requirements/regulations/laws.
Knowledge in best practices of coordinating clinical research studies. Ability to understand and utilized scientific/medical terminology and research theory.
Ability to gain knowledge and meet the reporting needs of UMB policies and practices for Institutional Review, Human Protections, Animal Protections, etc.
Ability to maintain high standards with the work being performed and maintain awareness with trends and influences.
Assumes personal responsibility for all outcomes; makes effective and timely decisions; and learns how to effectively use technology.
Maintains productivity and uses knowledge strategies to increase knowledge base.
Skill in continuously seeking to improve the quality of services and processes.
Skill in meeting multiple priorities and studies in various stages of development.
Able to strategically and analytically think with an ability to solve problems and make decisions.
Skill in utilizing relevant PC and clinical applications.
Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts.
Writes and presents information in a clear and concise way. Interprets and understands written information and is able to listen attentively to verbal and non-verbal cues that lead to a deeper understanding.
Ability to work cooperatively with others and demonstrates professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others.
Capable of interacting pleasantly and positively with other to meet customer expectations, and provide follow up with customers.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E3314C
Employee Class Exempt Contingent II
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Organization: School of Medicine - Surgery
Job Posting: Mar 15, 2019
Unposting Date: Apr 6, 2019, 3:59:00 AM
Internal Number: 118161
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.