Research Program Coordinator
Job Req ID: 15203
Research Program Coordinator
The Department of Oncology is seeking a Research Program Coordinator to work under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigator, the Research Program Coordinator is responsible recruitment and consenting of patients. The Research Program Coordinator is responsible for processing of all patient clinical research specimens in a timely manner.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Recruitment & enrollment: Ensures initial & ongoing eligibility of all subjects for assigned research studies: requires traveling to multiple Johns Hopkins clinics/campuses. Screens potential research subjects for participation in research studies or clinical trials (including: Review of medical history, concomitant meds, pathology, other relevant documents). Abstracts data from a variety of sources to complete pre-study work-up. Demonstrates understanding of the informed consent process. With guidance & as appropriate, obtains informed consent from research subjects As appropriate, documents obtaining of informed consent in medical record. In conjunction with PI, monitors protocol enrollment goals. Demonstrates knowledge of protocol endpoint definitions. In collaboration with healthcare team, evaluates potential subjects for research participation.
- Responsible for independently coordinating blood and tissue banking protocols to ensure proper collection and handling of samples. Responsible for collection and handling, and transporting of patient samples to ensure quality samples. Responsible for ordering archival tissue from internal and external sources. Maintain current documentation on all research study procedures. Serves as department liaison with outside support groups, i.e. pathology, gastroenterology, and multiple research laboratories both in-house and third-party. Ability to anticipate daily changes in schedule, maintaining a smooth patient flow. Uses universal safety precautions to protect self and co-workers from biohazardous materials, including blood-borne pathogens.
- Maintains good working knowledge of all assigned research protocols and reporting requirements. Transmits and distributes protocol information. Responsible for submission, verification, and maintenance of protocol specific information on the SKCCC Research Protocol Library. Maintains research data for each assigned protocol. With assistance, prepares and submits annual renewal requests, amendments and adverse event reports with clinical input according to IRB requirements. Adheres to all protocol requirements to ensure the validity of the clinical research data.
- May assist the principal investigator and/or program manager in defining information and plans required to accomplish goals of studies. May help design and create protocol‑ specific data collection forms with assistance.
- Verifies patient eligibility for studies by comparing patient history and clinical laboratory results with study requirements. Maintains a research chart for each patient. Collects, enters and compiles clinical data from a variety of sources. Ensures accuracy and timeliness of data so that information may be used for presentations and publication. Verifies scheduling of patient appointments and tests. Meets regularly with Principal Investigator, Co-investigators and Research Program Manager to review data accuracy and overall study progress. Participates in all mandatory meetings to develop increasing knowledge of assigned requirements. Must have valid drivers license and access to a vehicle.
- Bachelor’s Degree related discipline, some related experience and experience with database operations required. 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. 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.
Eligibility for certification by a professional clinical research organization is desired.
Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator
Salary: $16.09 - $22.12
Department name: 10002940-Cancer Immunology/GI Clinical Research
Work Schedule/Hours: M-F 8:30 - 5
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus
Personnel area: School of Medicine
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