Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Research Program Coordinator RPC position will coordinate the implementation of one or more research protocols for complex NIH-funded studies, as well as ongoing administrative processes related to these studies. The RPC will screen and enroll research subjects, and provide continued monitoring of these studies ensuring that all protocols are followed and status reporting, billing, and other regulatory components are performed correctly. The RPC involves working directly with research subjects to systematically conduct standardized psychophysical, electrophysical, behavioral, and psychological assessments and maintain records of testing. A variety of computer-controlled laboratory sensory testing devices will be used, including: thermal sensory analyzers, algometers, von frey filaments, cold water baths, etc. The RPC will also involve coordination with other staff to ensure these tests are conducted at specific time-points. The Research Program Coordinator position involves using this equipment to study human subjects at least 50% of the time. The position reports directly to the laboratory manager or study investigator.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Telephone screening candidates to determine eligibility of potential volunteers for a project.
Coordinate staff and resources required for study procedures. Ensure completion of interventions, study measures and instruments.
Responsible for recruitment of subjects and implementing recruitment procedures. Verifies patient eligibility for studies by comparing patient history and clinical laboratory results with protocol requirements. Confirms patient registrations and relevant data points in databases.
Explain study procedure to participants and obtain informed consent.
Use software to manage, track and report flow of subjects through protocols.
Handle relevant subject biological specimens and follow protocol requirements.
Verify scheduling of patient appointments, tests, and follow‑up visits at the appropriate time in the treatment cycle to ensure completion of protocol requirements. Schedule transportation for study volunteers visits as needed.
Design and compile materials, which aid Investigators/other staff in complying with protocol requirements.
Conduct standardized psychophysical, electrophysical, behavioral, and psychological assessments and maintain records of testing.
Check for accuracy and ensuring proper storage of data. Ensure timely data entry.
Work closely with data manager to assist in quality control procedures.
Assists with regulatory work across studies, including IRB, IND, DSMB, ClinicalTrials.gov and other required submissions and reporting.
Assists with preparation for monitoring and audits of studies. May corrects errors in database when necessary. May write responses to audit reports with input from the Principal Investigator.
Prepare and distribute summary reports for research meetings as scheduled.
Coordinate and notify study team members of study meetings and tasks needing completion.
Will design and create protocol‑specific case report forms as needed.
Coordinates research protocols with investigators and external research colleagues for multi-site studies.
Maintains good working knowledge of all assigned protocols and reporting requirements. Works on complex clinical studies, which require a high level of knowledge, coordination, and data abstraction.
Utilize a variety of computer-controlled laboratory sensory testing devices to study human subjects 50% of the time, including thermal sensory analyzers, algometers, von frey filaments, cold water baths, etc., equipment related to blood draws includes IV lines, needles, vials, and various other processing equipment and supplies. Teach subjects how to use a variety of study equipment used for ambulatory monitoring.
Has frequent/regular contact with research subjects and a variety of medical professionals.
The position may involve travel to the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine campus and/or the University of Maryland Baltimore campus.
May be required to supervise unpaid volunteers and student employees performing data entry.
Perform administrative and clerical tasks as needed, including ordering supplies.
Perform miscellaneous-related duties as assigned.
Minimum qualifications (mandatory):
Bachelor's degree in a related discipline.
Some 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.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis
3 years prior related research experience with human subjects strongly preferred.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Ability to work independently.
Ability to interact with faculty and staff on research teams, in clinical programs, and with educational outreach initiative to strategize about their communication needs.
Attention to detail a must. Good proofreading skills.
Excellent oral communication skills to deal effectively within and outside the department.
Excellent written communications skills.
Skilled in computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Publisher.
Enthusiasm and willingness to learn about the work of the department as well to acquire new technical skills as needed.
Excellent organizational skills to work effectively in an environment that requires balancing multiple assignments.
Ability to interact effectively and compassionately with individuals at all levels and from diverse cultures.
Working knowledge of REDCap, Qualtrics, R and SPSS a major plus.
Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator Working Title: Research Program Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.26 - $22.35, Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm, Up to 40 hrs/ week Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 33-MD:Johns Hopkins Bayview Department name: 10003139-SOM Psy Behavioral Medicine Personnel area: School of Medicine
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