The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), School of Medicine, Institute of Human Virology (IHV) , is seeking a Research Project Coordinator to independently coordinate day-to-day operations of one or more clinical trials and/or cohort studies. Serves as a point of contact for study participants, principal investigators, Office of Research and Development (ORD), sponsors, and office or clinical support personnel.
UMB offers a generous benefits package, which 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.
Recruits and screens volunteers to participate in clinical drug trials or other research studies. Advises participants of study objective, requirements, risks, benefits and obtains their consent and enrollment.
Leads the collection and management of study data. May supervise others who perform data entry.
Completes case report forms and other records documenting activities such as treatments and medications received. Compiles and presents statistics of study progress.
Facilitates clinic process by scheduling and following-up appointments; oversees patients flow; prepares patients for procedures; prepares examination and treatment rooms; maintains clinic supplies, elicits a complete medical history and conducts physical assessments such as vital signs.
Obtains, processes, and transports specimens to appropriate laboratory according to established aseptic technique.
Assists in developing and submitting grants, contracts, papers, abstracts, manuscripts and presenting studies; obtaining IRB approval; developing protocol manuals and data collection instruments; participating in site visits and responding to requests and questions from individuals, institutions, government agencies, and funding agencies.
Routinely monitors participants to ensure that medications are being taken in accordance with research protocol. Observes physical and emotional reactions to medications and/or treatments. Reports irregularities and adverse effects to appropriate medical personnel.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree in related field *.
Experience: Prior experience in clinical research strongly preferred.
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 filed 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.
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.
UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E3314C
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
Organization: School of Medicine - Institute of Human Virology
Job Posting: Sep 11, 2020
Unposting Date: Sep 26, 2020, 3:59:00 AM
Internal Number: 157522
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.