The Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health (CVD) in the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) School of Medicine is seeking a Lead Research Project Coordinator to manage a large international clinical trial that will assess the efficacy of the antibiotic azithromycin (delivered at antenatal care visits, delivery, and infant vaccination visits) for the prevention of stillbirths and infant mortality in Mali, West Africa.
The Lead Research Project Coordinator to will play a pivotal role in the implementation and oversight of the project. The coordinator will prepare reports, presentations for sponsors, partners, and scientific meetings, and publications, working independently on administrative and technical tasks while providing regular reports back to the Principal Investigator and other key team members. In concert with financial staff, the coordinator will track expenditures by the core and subcontracting teams to ensure that deliverables are completed expeditiously and within budget.
This position will collaborate closely with the study teams in both Baltimore and at CVD-Mali, as well as collaborators at sponsor and coordinating institutions. The position may be involved in other projects at the Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health contingent on need and interest.
5% travel required.
UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Coordinate study operations by developing timelines and other management documents to organize all study activities. Track tasks that have been assigned to other team members and ensure that deadlines are being met and activities are progressing according to the study timeline. Track internal and external milestones and deliverables. Maintain clear and comprehensive documentation of study decisions and rationale. Circulate meeting notes and follow-up tasks lists in a timely manner. Promote timely decision making and information transmission among members of the study team.
Assist in budget management, expenditure adherence, grant applications, and ordering and management of supplies and equipment necessary to conduct the study. Supervise expenditures and subcontracts and serve as a point of contact for key internal and external collaborators.
Generate and monitor study activity reports in order to identify potential protocol or other problems. Work with collaborating investigators in problem resolution efforts. Monitor study activities to ensure compliance with good clinical practice (GCP) and with protocols and all relevant local, federal, and state regulatory and institutional policies.
Assist study investigators and regulatory staff in the preparation of protocol submissions, protocol amendments, and renewals of ongoing research studies or clinical trials.
Travel to study site to build relationships with partners, train on-site workers, oversee study progress, and resolve administrative issues.
Attend study related meetings, conferences, and teleconferences, as well as participate in planning and coordinating of meetings and conferences. Participate in data analysis and writing as interested.
Prepare slides and presentations for scientific meetings and publications.
Coordinate research project activities through delegation of assignments to staff.
Provide training and guidance to less experienced personnel.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelors in Nursing, Chemistry, Biology, Public Health, Psychology or another scientific discipline appropriate to position required. Master's degree is preferred.
Experience: Three (3) years of research coordination experience of research coordination experience with two (2) years experience in a public health setting.
Other: May consider a combination of directly related experience and education.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
French language skills highly preferred.
Knowledge of design and implementation of epidemiologic studies and analysis of epidemiologic data; strong interest in quantitative epidemiologic research in a low-income setting preferred.
Ability to work independently as well as within a multi-disciplinary team.
Strong written and verbal communication skills with great attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
High degree of computer literacy.
Ability to work with budgets and track technical and financial activities and milestones.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E3314E
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
Organization: School of Medicine - Center for Vaccine Development
Job Posting: Apr 9, 2019
Unposting Date: Apr 30, 2019, 3:59:00 AM
Internal Number: 118961
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