Research Program Coordinator

Maryland, United States
28 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
28 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

General summary/purpose:

Under general supervision, supports departmental research programs and/or clinical trials by coordinating protocol implementation and monitoring the collection of data for studies. The range of duties includes, but is not limited to: patient recruitment/ interviews, data collection, organizing collected information; records management, expenditure oversight, and communicating with team members on the status of project(s).

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Working knowledge of research and applies general analytical skills to administer the logistical implementation of assigned projects, and to identify situations requiring special attention. Utilizing this knowledge, will ensure adherence to research protocols, operating procedures, and all associated internal/external regulations.
  • Using working knowledge will assist in developing recruitment tools for assigned study(s), which include protocol/study specific data collection forms, drafting and placing approved advertisements, and contacting physicians for possible referrals.
  • Develop moderately complex tracking database/spreadsheet based on study requirements utilizing Excel, Access, or similar software applications.
  • Abstract data from patient medical records that requires some interpretation.  Monitors data quality and accuracy as required by research protocol.  Will run pre-established queries and may develop ad-hoc queries/reports as requested.
  • Utilizing working knowledge of study(s) will participate in meetings to provide operational updates, report on any operational issues, and may make recommendations for resolutions to new/outstanding operational issues. May assist in coordinating study(s) meetings, which may include assisting in developing an agenda and coordinating information and/or participation of individuals from other institutions and/or universities.
  • Oversee budget expenditures based on the study(s) operational expectation.
  • May act as primary contact for study participants, which may include scheduling, confirming appointments, and escorting/directing to various locations on/off campus.
  • Ensure that case files and accompanying paperwork are organized and current.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in related field required and some related administrative experience.

Additional education may substitute for required experience, 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.

Role/Level/Range: ATO/03/CD
Starting Salary Range:  $15.78-$21.69
Employee Group: Full-Time
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 40 hrs/wk
Employee Subgroup: Non-Exempt
Department Name: Pediatrics  
Personnel area: School of Medicine

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

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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