Research Program Coordinator

Maryland, United States
$16.10 - $22.12
16 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/03/CD 
Starting Hourly Pay Rate Range: [[$16.10 - $22.12]]
Employee group: Part-time 
Schedule: [[40 hours per week (schedule to be discussed) ]] 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt ​​​​​​​ 
Location: 06-MD:School of Nursing 
Department name: 10003813-Acute and Chronic Care 
Personnel area: School of Nursing

General Summary/Purpose

Working under the general direction of the Principal Investigator, provides overall coordination of an NIH-funded clinical trial (Caregiver-Support) to implement a caregiver intervention in the advanced heart failure patient population and a descriptive study of ventricular assist device patient caregivers funded by ISHLT.  This job will entail preliminary descriptive study oversight, implementation of the intervention protocol, and supervision of staff. The coordinator will participate in data collection methods, and strategies for data management. Assists with monitoring reports for the NIH. Leads clinic-based recruitment of human subjects and manages data collection processes.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Identify and recruit participants in the Caregiver-Support intervention study.
  • Facilitate weekly Caregiver-Support study team meetings
  • Screen participants, administer the survey, and deliver intervention sessions per protocol.
  • Assist with implementing research protocol pertaining to scheduling follow-up data collection and managing storage of data for analysis
  • Explain study objectives, risks, and benefits with potential participants to recruit participants
  • Assist with hiring and training of other research team members
  • Oversees field operations
  • Assist in refining research designs, data collection methods and strategies for data management
  •  Participates in developing interim reports for principal investigator, funding agency, and institutional review board to ensure that the project is moving toward timely completion
  • Develop strategies to meet targets for recruitment and retention
  • Consult with the Principal investigator on appropriate management of participant problems and concerns
  • Develop training materials; coordinate training delivery; assure training and compliance of staff over life of project
  • Monitor study progress and develop reports on study progress
  • Report irregularities or adverse events to appropriate study personnel and maintain IRB protocol.
  • Makes referrals to support resources per study protocol

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in 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.
  • Candidate must have personal vehicle; position will require travel for facilitating data collection.
  • Position requires strong attention to detail and protocol adherence, while maintaining flexibility to respond to multiple priorities.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills are essential.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s in Nursing, Social Work, Psychology or Public Health is preferred.
  • Two years of experience in research or clinical setting preferred.
  • Experience working with individuals with advanced illness and their families

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The person will be specifically trained to facilitate the caregiver studies and participate in other study related activities.

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