Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Sr. Research Program Coordinator will assist the research team with the conduct of long-term NIH-funded or other investigator initiated research protocols and clinical trials. In the absence of a Research Nurse, the Sr. Research Program Coordinator will assume leadership responsibility for the research team. The Sr. Research Program Coordinator will assume primary coordination responsibility for research within the division. The Sr. Research Program Coordinator will work hand-in-hand with the division’s Grants and Contracts Analyst to develop research budget and operationalize research protocols.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Coordinates the implementation of study protocols in collaboration with the Research Program Manager, the Principal Investigator, and co-investigators.
Oversees activities of complex studies and assists in the study design and contributes to SOP.
Participates in developing study budgets.
Organizes and quality controls raw data; perform self-audits and audit’s other sites
Oversees the day-to-day activities of the support staff on the study. Trains new staff at multiple clinic sites.
Recruits volunteers and obtains informed consent.
Provides onsite data collection by administration of verbal and computer assisted questionnaires.
Follows federal, state, and institutional laws and guidelines to access and maintain confidential paper and electronic records related to the research trial.
Monitors subject accrual, follow up, data collection and performs quality assurance checks on data.
Schedules subjects for laboratory tests, medical examinations and consultations. Maintains accurate information on each subject to facilitate study encounters.
Telephones and interviews subjects to obtain accurate pre-registration information and to confirm appointments.
Coordinates and performs laboratory specimen processing, storage, and shipment using approved bio-safety techniques.
Communicates with clinical and study staff to promote and ensure successful recruitment for studies and medical management while in the study.
Communicates with Principal Investigator, Co-Investigators and collaborators regarding the progress of the research and management of problems.
Disseminates information to research subjects and health care providers.
Administrative duties including but not limited to: scheduling of research-related appointments, medical examinations, and laboratory appointments; relaying information to research volunteers regarding preparation for tests and examinations; maintaining research calendar, scheduling research appointments and meeting rooms; opening, sorting and screening research-related mail; using automated systems to access, enter, and edit subject information.
Works with the Grants and Contracts Analyst and other research staff to maintain compliance with divisional and departmental policies, and exercises stewardship of research-related assets.
Reports to: Research Nurse Manager
Education: Bachelor’s degree in related discipline required. 3 years related experience required. Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Experience: Experience in the conduct of clinical trials/medical research required. Proficiency in the use of software applications, databases, spreadsheets, and word processing required. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail are required. Knowledge of clinical research practices and principles required. Excellent oral and written communication skills required
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access. Must have the ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks. Detail oriented.
Knows the formal and informal departmental and divisional goals, standards, policies and procedures which may include some familiarity of other departments within the school/division. Is sensitive to the interrelationship of both people and functions within the department/division. Carries out duties and responsibilities with limited supervision. Reports to the Senior Research Manager. With the assistance of the Research Nurse Manager, makes decisions and establishes work priorities on procedure and strategic-oriented operations.
Classified Title: Sr. Research Program Coordinator Working Title: Sr. Research Program Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB Starting Salary Range: $38,920 -$53,520; commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002794-SOM DOM Bay Infectious Disease Personnel area: School of Medicine
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