Research Program Coordinator

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

Classified Title: Research program Coordinator 
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD 
Starting Salary Range: $15.78-$21.69;commensurate with experience 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: 40 
Exempt Status: Salaried Non-exmt 
Location: 33-MD:Johns Hopkins Bayview 
Department name: 10003820-SOM Psy Bay BV Geriatric and Neuropsychi 
Personnel area: School of Medicine

General summary/purpose:

The Research Program Coordinator will be responsible for recruitment of all participants for a study of Social Media Enhanced Care of Depression, monitoring the study’s progress, and ensuring the study’s compliance with IRB and sponsor requirements.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for participant recruitment through Hopkins Bayview Community Psychiatry Program: verifies participant eligibility in accordance with research protocol; obtains informed consent; documents reasons for non-consent; communicates with the study participants throughout the research process; schedules interviews; reimburses participants upon completion of their participation.
  • Responsible for editing and entering data; corrects data by performing database ‘logic check’ procedures.  Create and manage a database containing participant information and data.  Responsible for corresponding with the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutional Review Board (IRB):  prepares and submits annual continuing review request with supporting report; prepares and submits required amendment requests for research protocol; reports adverse events in accordance with IRB requirements; adheres to all protocol requirements to ensure data validity and ethical treatment of participants.  
  • Responsible for assessing and summarizing study progress with the principal investigators and other members of the study team; maintains ongoing communication with coordinators at the other sites. Orients any new staff (research assistants, residents, fellows, and clinicians) working on the study.  Responsible for scheduling and facilitating a weekly meeting of the study site’s physicians and professional staff and a monthly meeting of study team members.  Responsible for creating and maintaining study manuals and standard operating procedures. 
  • As the study liaison, maintains ongoing communication with coordinators within Johns Hopkins and at the three other sites funded by the sponsor.  Research Coordinator works with the Research Program Assistant II who will perform similar roles.

Minimum qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in related discipline with some related experience 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.

Preferred qualifications:

2 years related experience. Previous research experience is helpful.

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