The Center for Immunization Research is seeking a Research Program Coordinator to assist in the clinical operations of vaccine trials and work closely with the study coordinators and Principal Investigators. Responsible for the oversight of day-to-day research project activities, including but not limited to recruitment, screening, team coordination, and data collection. Coordinate study protocol implementation and handle administrative aspects of research-related matters.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Assist with preparation of study materials for project implementation.
Maintain knowledge of study protocols to ensure that all study activities are completed correctly. Ensure adherence to regulatory aspects of protocols, implement protocol changes or new protocols, and ensure the study team is advised and appropriately trained.
Review consent procedures and study protocol with research subjects and study partners.
Develop and re-evaluate recruitment strategies with team, oversee recruitment, and ensure that recruitment goals are met.
Ensure the privacy and safety of study participants, and adhere to guidelines regarding honest reporting of sensitive and confidential study participant information.
Design forms and questionnaires to record participant data, document interaction with participants, and maintain other study documentation. Ensure that the appropriate study documentation is occurring.
Understand the importance and impact of data in terms of study participant, study results, costs, quality of service, and scientific research. Establish, maintain, and monitor study databases. Ensure integrity and timeliness of data collection. Oversee record management and data collection.
Coordinate the training of Research Program Assistants and other staff in data management and the use of data collection instruments.
Abstract and interpret data, run queries, create tables, and prepare study reports, publications, and presentations for staff and funding agency.
Organize study team meetings, present study progress/challenge reports, and make recommendations regarding operational issues.
Process, store, and ship specimens according to protocol and regulatory guidelines. Communicate with internal laboratory vendors (i.e., JHH Core Lab), outsourced laboratory vendors (i.e., Quest Diagnostics), and study sponsors regarding on-site clinical laboratory needs, management of specimens, shipping/transportation of specimens.
Oversee budget expenditures for study operations.
Operate clinical laboratory machinery and maintains laboratory equipment.
Perform and documents clinical laboratory tests in compliance with CLIA guidelines (i.e., urine HCG), and perform research laboratory tests as assigned by the Principal Investigator.
Contribute to CIR and study-specific Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), and Guidelines as assigned by the Principal Investigator.
Function as liaison between PI, study team, and other internal and external collaborators.
Able to flex schedule to some degree to accommodate inpatient study demands. Must be willing to work both within the established CIR setting and also community outreach sites.
Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Required)
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: 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for the required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job. *
Fluency in Spanish or other language.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Maintains current Human Subjects, CPR certification, IOTA training, Biohazard material training and any CIR required in-services.
Must be certified via SOCRA or ACRP or willing to become certified within two years of hire/promotion.
Must be certified in CPR and maintain current certification during employment.
Self-directed, motivate, and flexible in adapting to new procedures.
Ability to exhibit good judgment, tact and sensitivity when interacting with others.
Proficiency in the use of software applications, databases, spreadsheets, and word processing.
Good interpersonal skills.
Ability to work well independently and with others.
Ability to work comfortably in the community as well as in an academic research setting.
Excellent organizational skills, and ability to simultaneously manage and prioritize multiple projects.
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent attention to detail required.
Ability to stand, walk or sit for an extended period of time.
Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator Working Title: Research Program Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD Starting Hourly Pay Rate Range: $16.26 - $22.34 / Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday,8:00am - 5:30pm / 40 hrs per week Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health Department name: 10001144-Ctr for Immnztn Rsch Vaccine Scis CIR Personnel area: School of Public Health
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During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.
The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.
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