The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine (CVM) is currently seeking a Senior Research Project Coordinator to carry out key elements of clinical research for biorepository coordination and other clinical studies. This selected candidate will be responsible for recruiting and consenting volunteers for research studies; implementing research protocols including participant scheduling, interviews, data collection, data entry, data verification; collecting and transporting blood and other biological specimens, coordination of biorepository activities and documenting research activities.
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.
Develops and tracks work flow policies and progress through the duration of the research study or clinical trial. Assists Principal Investigators and regulatory staff in the preparation of new protocol submissions, protocol amendments, and renewals of ongoing research studies or clinical trials.
Oversees subject enrollment to ensure that informed consent is properly secured and documented. Assess eligibility of potential subjects through methods such as screening interviews, reviews of medical records, and discussions with research personnel.
Monitors activities to ensure compliance with protocols and all relevant local, federal, and state regulatory and institutional policies. Continuously educates and trains personnel on compliance and protocol. Identifies protocol problems, informs investigators, and assists in problem resolution efforts.
Manages complex study or trial data. Develops methods for collection, database storage, tracking, analysis, and interpretation of data.
Develops and prepares study or research related documentation such as protocol worksheets, procedural manuals, adverse event reports, case report forms, and institutional review board documents. Responsible for developing and producing custom and routine reports.
Reviews proposed study protocols to evaluate factors such as sample collection process, data management plans, and potential subject risks. Conducts quality assurance audits on data and regulatory documentation.
Obtains tissue and blood samples as necessary and collects information through interviews, questionnaires, test results, and charts.
Assists in budget development, expenditure adherence, grant applications, and maintenance of inventory on equipment and supplies.
Provides training and guidance to less experienced personnel.
Attends research study or clinical trial related meetings, conferences and teleconferences, as well as participating in any additional planning and development related activities.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree in nursing, chemistry, biology, public health, psychology or another scientific discipline appropriate to position.
Experience: Two (2) years experience in a medical/research setting is preferred.
Experience can substitute for education preference.
General knowledge of patient care, treatment, planning, and assessment. General knowledge of the principles of aseptic technique and infection control including blood and body fluid precautions. Ability to perform phlebotomy is desirable. Ability to perform extensive standing and walking. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to operate computers and other office equipment. General knowledge of and compliance with confidentiality of records and communications regarding clients. Ability to wear and work in personal protective equipment.
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 - E3314D
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Organization: School of Medicine - Department of Medicine
Job Posting: Jun 12, 2019
Unposting Date: Jun 28, 2019, 3:59:00 AM
Internal Number: 126161
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.