Senior Research Program Coordinator
Classified Title: Sr. Research Program Coordinator
Working Title: Sr. Research Program Coordinator
Starting Salary Range: $45,000 - $60,000
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30a - 5:00p / 37.5 hrs per wk
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: 06-MD:School of Nursing
Department name: 10003814-Community Public Health Nursing
Personnel area: School of Nursing
The Sr. Research Program Coordinator will be responsible for the conduct of study protocols designed around individuals with pain. Responsibilities will also include recruiting, enrolling and following participants in the studies, as well as research-related work. Works closely with Principal Investigator (PI) in all aspects of study management. Communicates with study team and PI on all clinical aspects of patient management. Works with other staff members to ensure rapid data entry and high level of quality control.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
- Act as liaison between the study and other departments as necessary for protocol implementation
- As a principal investigator designee, explain the protocol in detail and obtain informed consent from potential subjects
- Recruit, screen and enroll eligible subjects for participation in research protocols with final authorization from principal investigator and/or research team leader
- Verify patient eligibility for studies with principal investigator and/or research team leader
- Obtain medical release of information from patient as needed per protocol
- Coordinate and document all aspects of subjects’ participation (including subject interviews, telephone contact with subject or friends/family of the patient; conversations with the research team and all medical providers who participate in the patients care, etc.) to ensure a comprehensive and consistent approach to the subject management on protocol
- Ensures collection of pertinent data from internal and external sources and monitors compliance with requirements of the clinical studies
- Monitor clinical course of subject’s enrolled in clinical trials, under nursing supervision, ensuring that research protocol is executed appropriately
- Participates in internal audits and assures compliance with outside monitoring
- Maintain and complete protocol specific patient records and Case Report Forms (CRF).
- Maintain a good working knowledge of all assigned protocols
- Maintain confidential records of required source documentation on each assigned research subject on protocol
- Meet regularly with principal investigators, research manager and protocol team leaders to review patient participation, data accuracy and overall project progress
- Provide updates on current progress of the study as requested
- Maintain patient study calendars
- Schedule patient study appointments
- Serve as backup for research protocols (other than primary assignment) as needed.
- Develop research instruments (protocol specific source documentation, lab forms, and template notes) necessary for study execution
- Control quality of source documentation and research integrity
- Detect and help solve logistical, technical and patient related problems as they pertain to protocol participation
- Coordinate laboratory specimen processing and handling with appropriate lab supervisors.
- Attend study meetings to represent the research unit and grow in knowledge of data quality and the federal regulations governing clinical research.
- Participate in other research initiatives as workload allows
- Willingness to use personal vehicle (with reimbursement) or taxi/uber for recruitment off site
- Other duties as assigned by the Research and Sponsored Projects Manager or the PI of the project.
- Bachelor's degree in related discipline.
- 3 years related experience.
- Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the 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 education/experience required for the respective job. *
Related Master's Degree preferred.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Ability to work with populations across ages, sexual orientations, socio-economic circumstances; a person who has worked with and/or is from the MSM community is strongly preferred
- Ability to perform venipuncture a plus
- Experience with protocol implementation and patient coordination preferred
- Experience with completion of data sets (Case Report Forms) desirable
- Highly effective verbal and written communication skills are required as is attention to detail and the ability to complete multiple tasks on a timely basis
- Knowledge of standard computer software (e.g. Microsoft office) required
- Experience with clinical research desirable
- Ability to work well with patients and show a high degree of motivation in enrolling participants
- HIPAA and Research Compliance certification training relevant to human subjects’ research and other JHU classes as required.
- Interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with Principal Investigator, Senior Research Program manager, and other staff members and research participants
- Strong organizational skills
- Ability to maintain meticulous records
- A high degree of self-motivation and the ability to function both as a team member and independently
- Ability to prioritize workload on a daily and weekly basis
- Ability to work well with others to solve problems
- Ability to work under pressure and within deadlines and prioritizes multiple tasks
- Ability to maintain participant confidentiality
- Knowledge of medical terminology
- Knowledge of Good Clinical Practices and FDA and HIPAA Regulations regarding Clinical Research helpful but not required
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, and organizational skills
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