The Department of Emergency Medicine seeks a Senior Research Program Coordinator who, under direct supervision of a Research Program Manager, will primarily assist in the day-to-day logistics and operations for clinical research in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Sr. Research Program Coordinator will interact with the investigators, collaborators, and patients in a clinical research environment. This person will coordinate all activities for creating and managing a biorepository. They will assist in carrying out research in accordance with good clinical practices in such activities as obtaining informed consent, data and specimen collection, and patient follow-up over time.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Oversee the implementation of research protocols for large and complex and/or multiple research studies.
Assist with the development of protocols and develop SOPs and MOPS.
Oversee study-related activities for multiple studies.
Maintain a detailed knowledge of all assigned protocols and reporting requirements.
Adhere to all protocol requirements to ensure validity of clinical research data.
Participate in development, testing, and evaluation of manuals, questionnaires, and coding structures, for the efficient collection of data.
Interact with clinicians and other gatekeepers to access the patient population.
Recruit research participants.
Verify patient eligibility for studies.
Collect patient specimens (e.g., blood draw) and other patient data from a variety of sources.
Schedule follow-up visits.
Enter data into a computer database.
Assist in implementing data validation and a data management plan.
Maintain paper and computerized research files.
Monitor and maintain supply of research supplies and order as needed.
Evaluate and prepare Adverse Event reports and other regulatory documents.
Prepare for and participate in audits of studies/monitoring visits.
Participate in weekly research group meetings.
Meet regularly with Program Manager to review data accuracy and overall study progress.
Track study progress and create reports noting progress.
Review recruitment strategies and modify materials and plans as needed.
Develop IRB protocols and study documents (including protocols and consent forms) and prepare IRB communications.
Monitor and comply with IRB reporting deadlines.
Assist in the analysis of data and manuscript preparation.
Create presentations and present at meetings.
Collaborate with Research Program Manager in the preparation and tracking of financial documents, such as activity budgets and related documents.
Assist with recruiting, interviewing, training, monitoring, and supervising student employees.
Coordinate and participate in the interviewing and training of new research staff on study protocols, procedures, and reporting.
Performs other duties as assigned.
This description is a general statement of required duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis; the Sr. Research Program Coordinator will perform other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelor's Degree in related discipline and three (3) years related experience required.
Phlebotomy training, demonstrated proficiency or willingness to be trained.
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum experience required for the respective job.
Strong data management skills.
Experience in clinical trials/human subjects research.
Certification as a registered Phlebotomist by a nationally recognized agency is preferred (e.g., National Center for Competency Testing, American Medical Technologists, American Society for Clinical Pathology, American Society for Clinical Pathology, American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians, National Phlebotomy Association).
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Must be comfortable collecting saliva, urine, or blood samples from patients.
Ability to independently navigate complex and busy environments.
Proficiency in the use of computers and data entry, including software applications, databases, mathematical and statistical tools, spreadsheets, and word processing.
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Significant attention to detail.
Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities.
Ability to communicate effectively across disciplines and within a variety of cultures.
This person will be working 37.5 hours a week.
Must be available to work 7.5 hour shifts at a time, between the hours of 8:00 am and midnight, seven (7) days of the week.
Must be flexible and available to work some evenings and weekends.
Classified Title: Sr. Research Program Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB Starting Salary Range: $39,310 - $54,060 annually (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: 37.5 Hours/7.5 Hr Shift/Varied Exempt Status: Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM Em Med Research Personnel area: School of Medicine
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