Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
General summary/purpose: The Division of Pediatric Nephrology is seeking a Research Program Supervisor for a fulltime position. Some flexibility is required to meet patient needs. Supervises lower level staff.
This candidate would be responsible for coordinating multiple research studies and clinical trials that involve children, adolescents and young adults. In addition, the candidate would be responsible for managing a monthly multidisciplinary Pediatric Obesity Hypertension clinic and for performing some cardiovascular measurements on clinic patients and research participants.
There will be frequent contact with patients and families, so an ability to work with a diverse patient population is essential! The Research Program Supervisor must be organized and should be capable of balancing multiple tasks at once, acting independently, and performing proactively.
Disciplines and evaluates performance of research employees, administers and ensures compliance with human resources policies and procedures. Trains, mentors, observes and assesses the work of assigned staff, providing them feedback as appropriate. Participates in hire/fire/disciplinary decisions.
The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with the Division of Nephrology's Senior Research Program Supervisor, as well as faculty/principal investigators, fellows, and staff in the Division. We are a collegial division where personal and professional development is encouraged in an environment of mutual respect.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Supervises divisional research assistants and coordinators to include training, evaluating performance and daily work skills.
Screening, recruitment and enrollment of study participants in a clinical setting
Preparing IRB applications including changes in research and continuing reviews
Developing and updating study Manual of Procedures
Facilitating study visits and ensuring that study procedures are done in accordance with the study protocol and ethical guidelines
Oversight of physical examination measurements, phlebotomy, and specimen processing performed by our clinical research unit staff
Completion of training for cardiovascular measurements which the candidate would then obtain on study participants Communication with study participants to schedule study visits and promote study retention
Working with internal and external study monitors to ensure that proper documentation of all study procedures and administrative requirements
Primary collection of study data, data entry, and database management
Assisting faculty with study development including creation of data collection tools and promotional materials
Preparing for and attending the 1-2x/month Obesity Hypertension clinic to facilitate patient transfer between providers, to facilitate consenting of patients in a registry, to assist with cardiovascular assessments.
Opportunities for data analysis and contribution to scholarly products
Minimum qualifications (mandatory):
Bachelor's degree in related discipline.
Requires minimum of two years related experience.
Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
One year prior experience working in clinical research is preferred.
Some supervisory experience strongly preferred.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Excellent computer skills and organizational skills a must as well as attention to detail. Knowledge of software, including Microsoft Word and Excel is needed.
Requires outstanding verbal communication and interpersonal skills with participants, Principal Investigators, and other team members.
Interest in working with mentally ill/disadvantaged populations needed.
Must be highly motivated, organized, personable, willing to learn, responsible, reliable, and efficient.
Must be comfortable working with patient populations.
Classified Title: Research Program Supervisor Working Title: Research Program Supervisor Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CE Starting Salary Range: $38,834-$53,414; commensurate with experience. Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F; 8 - 5 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10003086-SOM Ped Nephrology Personnel area: Johns Hopkins University
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