Research Program Coordinator

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Jul 07, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

General summary/purpose:

This position is responsible for management, oversight and coordination of research grants and projects led by Division Director of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. This position will primarily be working with Anne Marie Lennon, MD, PhD and Elham Afghani MD, MPH on research projects in the area of gastroenterology. This position requires fluency in speaking, reading, and writing in the Spanish language.

Specific duties & responsibilities:

This position will be responsible for management of various projects, working closely with investigators and staff. The position will set goals and timelines in collaboration with investigators, and ensure timely accomplishment of project tasks and goals with high quality. The position is responsible for ensuring program quality, and adherence to expected processes and project goals and timelines. The position is also responsible for carrying out research in accordance with good clinical practice in activities such as obtaining informed consent, data and specimen collection. The position will interact with investigator, collaborators and patients in research environment.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Oversee the implementation of research protocols for multiple research studies; assist with the development of protocols and develop SOPs and MOPS
  • Oversee study-related activities for multiple studies
  • Maintain a detailed knowledge of all assigned protocols and reporting requirements; adhere to all protocol requirements to ensure validity of clinical research data
  • Participate in development, testing, and evaluation of manuals, questionnaires, and coding structures, for the efficient collection of data
  • Interact with clinicians and other gatekeepers to access the patient population
  • Recruit research participants; verify patient eligibility for studies; consent participants; interview patients; collect patient specimens and other patient data from a variety of sources
  • Actively retain participants; maintain contact with participants; schedule follow-up visits
  • Assist with database creation; enter data into the database(s); assist in implementing data validation and a data management plan
  • Maintain paper and computerized research files
  • Monitor and maintain supply of research supplies and order as needed
  • Evaluate and prepare Adverse Event reports and other regulatory documents
  • Prepare for and participate in audits of studies/monitoring visits
  • Participate in weekly research group meetings
  • Track study progress and create reports noting progress
  • Review recruitment strategies and modify materials and plans as needed
  • Develop IRB protocols and study documents (including protocols and consent forms) and prepare IRB communications; monitor and comply with IRB reporting deadlines
  • Assist in the analysis of data, abstract, and manuscript preparation
  • Create figures and presentations; present at meetings
  • Communicate with industry and federal sponsors
  • Assist with recruiting, interviewing, training, monitoring, and supervising students; coordinate and participate in the interviewing and training of new research staff on study protocols, procedures, and reporting; performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications (mandatory):

  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline.
  • Some related experience.
  • Fluency in speaking, reading, and writing in the Spanish language.

Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required educations, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience facilitating and conducting community outreach activities, home visits, interviews, and focus groups.
  • Master’s degree (or equivalent degree) in related discipline.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Must adhere to guidelines regarding honest reporting of sensitive and confidential research and participant information.
  • Understands the importance/impact of data integrity in terms of participants, study results, costs, quality of service and scientific research in general.
  • Regular contact with researchers and collaborators requires the use of good judgment, tact and sensitivity.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities.
  • Proficiency in the use of standard software applications, databases, spreadsheets and word processing required.

Physical Requirements:

    Sitting in normal seated position for extended periods of time. Ability to use a keyboard and move about. Ability to see and hear within normal parameters.

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.

Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator

Working title: Bilingual Research Program Coordinator
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD
Starting Salary Range: $16.26 - $22.35/hr (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Mon-Fri, 40 hours/week
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: School of Medicine Campus
Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM DOM Gastroenterology
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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