The Division of Genomic Epidemiology and Clinical Outcomes within the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health in University of Maryland School of Medicine is currently recruiting for a Research Project Coordinator to be responsible for recruiting participants and carrying out study procedures in minimal risk clinical research protocols. Protocols will involve recruiting and enrolling study participants in nursing homes and acute care hospitals in the local area, obtaining information for case report forms from subjects and/or medical records, and collecting non-invasive samples from participants to include nose, peri-rectal, skin and throat cultures. Protocols also involve interacting with and consenting health care workers, observing healthcare worker interactions with nursing home residents and patients, and maintaining study records as needed. This individual will serve as a point of contact for study participants and office or clinical support personnel. Local travel will be required.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to eligible employees. This is a contractual position that offers a generous leave package of 10 vacation days, 3 personal days, 8 holidays, and 5 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and supplemental retirement options; professional learning and development opportunities; and limited tuition remission for employees enrolled at UMB.
Recruit and screen participants. Develop recruitment streams through doctor's offices, community clinics, and other sources. Will advise participants of risks and benefits and gain their consent.
Lead the collection and management of study data. May work with others who perform data entry.
As appropriate, file forms and reports for Human or Animal protections, the Office of Research and Development, or other campus entities.
Perform or schedule interviews and specimen collections.
Develop and/or produce reports of study data. May have a role in publications or grant applications.
Participates in clinical research unit and division program activities as needed.
Performs other related duties as assigned, such as maintaining supplies, assisting with departmental organization, scheduling meetings.
Education: Bachelor's degree in epidemiology, sociology, psychology, biology, emergency health services, nursing or field of study or science related to the research of the division.
Experience: Prior experience in a clinical research setting is preferred.
Consideration may be given for a unique combination of education and experience.*
Other: May require training related to occupational safety and health, environmental compliance, shipping of hazardous materials and/or ionizing radiation.
*Bachelor's degree in an unrelated field with at least 18 credits in a field related to the research of the clinic or laboratory, as appropriate, or Bachelor's degree in unrelated field with at least one year of experience in a field directly related to the research of the clinic or laboratory, as appropriate. 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 of experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of human subjects research, the regulations & policies surrounding it.
Ability to interact with hospital inpatients, outpatients and nursing home residents.
Ability to represent the Division and its faculty in a professional manner.
Ability to keep patient information confidential, knowledge of HIPPA regulations.
Ability to work as part of a team.
Strong PC skills, ability to use web-based applications & programs.
Ability to gain knowledge and meet the reporting needs of UMB policies and practices for Institutional Review, Human Protections and the like.
Skill in communicating efficiently and effectively both orally and in writing with a variety of people both internally and externally.
Strong organizational and time management skills; ability to work on more than one project concurrently.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience.
If accommodations are needed, 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 - E3314C
Employee ClassEmployee Class : Exempt Contingent IIExempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Organization: School of Medicine - Epidemiology and Public Health
Job Posting: Oct 8, 2019
Unposting Date: Oct 23, 2019, 3:59:00 AM
Internal Number: 131501
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.