Research Program Coordinator

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
May 27, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

General summary/purpose:

The Research Program Coordinator will provide support for the establishment and ongoing efforts of a newly created research program of people with treatment-resistant schizophrenia under the direct supervision of Dr. Frederick Nucifora of the Johns Hopkins Department of Psychiatry. The goal of the project is to determine the clinical, cognitive, functional, imaging, and neurobiological differences among patients who do not respond to conventional treatment. Insights will be used to improve the diagnosis and treatment of schizophrenia.

The coordinator will assist with the development of the research protocol, shepherding the protocol through the IRB process, developing a plan for implementing the research protocol, and working with consultants to develop a secure databank. Once established, the coordinator will recruit, screen and enroll subjects, perform selected clinical and cognitive assessments, organize other assessment procedures such as MRI scans and phlebotomy, enter data, and ensure compliance with IRB and other regulatory guidelines. The coordinator will assist with the generation of research progress reports, new grant applications, and manuscripts and interface with related clinical and research projects.

Specific duties & responsibilities:

Protocol Development and interface with IRB

  • Assist with the development, submission, amendment, and renewal of IRB protocols.
  • Compile and maintain IRB protocols and all records required by IRB and other regulatory agencies, including Johns Hopkins entities.
  • Follow IRB and study protocols; works with study investigator and IRB to improve and update existing protocols.
  • Assist with other regulatory protocols pertaining to research activities.

Research Recruitment

  • Create and compile recruitment materials, initiate subject recruitment strategies, and monitor recruitment goals.
  • Work with clinicians at Bayview to coordinate recruitment.
  • If necessary, coordinate with clinicians and Johns Hopkins and Bayview to recruit participants.
  • Educate clinicians about study protocols, monitor clinicians who provide data or consent subjects.
  • Maintain organized records of subject recruitment.
  • Maintains database of current, potential and declined subjects, including breakdown of demographic information following guidelines and expectations of the IRB, NIH, and/or other regulatory or funding entities.
  • Obtains informed consent from subjects, with careful attention to IRB and study protocols.

Logistics, operations, and data collection

  • Prepare and organize study materials.
  • Coordinate scheduling, reminders, transportation, and reimbursement for study subjects.
  • Coordination subject visits with investigators, clinicians, MRI technicians and other collaborators.
  • Administer clinical and cognitive assessments of subjects.
  • Assist in assuring subject comfort and well-beginning during study procedures.
  • Work with clinicians to assure that all information that is necessary to complete study protocol has been completed.
  • Support study operations by ordering supplies, processing travel reimbursements and vendor payment requests, reviewing and ensuring the accuracy of incoming invoices, and maintaining financial records.
  • Coordinate data systems between lab and clinical projects.
  • Assist in support of related projects of study investigators if necessary.

Data Management and Analysis

  • Assist in establishing and maintaining redcap database system and interface with EPIC medical record system.
  • Assure that all required data is collected and appropriately entered.
  • Maintain any non-digital subject records in an organized manner.
  • Monitor other study personnel to assure that study protocols, data collection, and data management is performed appropriately.
  • Extract data from medical record system as required by research protocols.
  • Maintain research databases, including data cleaning.
  • Assist with compilation, depiction, and analysis of results.

Publication/Presentation/Grant Preparation Support

  • Support investigators in preparing presentations, publications, progress reports and grant applications, including performing literature searches and generation of graphs and tables.

Meeting Attendance

  • Organize and attend research meetings.
  • After meetings, prepare and distribute notes, to do lists, and timelines for completion of tasks.
  • Attend training sessions as available or required.

Minimum qualifications (mandatory):

Bachelor’s degree in related discipline and some related 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.

Preferred qualifications:

  • 1-2 years of experience in clinical or medical research setting.

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Knowledge of medical terminology, clinical research practices and principles.
  • Experience in working with individuals with mental illness.
  • Experience in psychiatric patient recruitment and assessment.
  • Experience with Redcap or similar database systems.
  • Position requires work at multiple sites.

Classified Title:Research Program Coordinator
Working Title: Research Program Coordinator
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD
Starting Salary Range:$16.26 - $22.34, Commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M, W, F 8:30 to 5 pm
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus
Department name: 10003302-SOM Psy Neurobiology
Personnel area: School of Medicine

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

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office atjhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

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

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

EEO is the Law
Learn more:
https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
Important legal information
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