General summary/purpose: The JHCRN is a JH School of Medicine resource to facilitate clinical research across multiple institutions through the Mid-Atlantic states. The Network Coordinator position is Hopkins-based and works in partnership with the leadership team and the affiliate site network coordinators to: 1) implement strategic initiatives of the JHCRN; 2) coordinate and oversee operational aspects of research programs; 3) develop and implement efficient and compliant bidirectional work flow processes that support general research administration, project and subject management, as well as quality monitoring; 4) establish and maintain collaborative relationships and facilitate communication with internal and external partners and stakeholders; and 5) ensure program compliance with government regulations, University policies, and Institutional Review Board (IRB) requirements, and prepares regulatory reports.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
General Research Responsibilities:
Work with the JHCRN affiliate site Network Coordinators (NCs) in the implementation of research studies across institutions
Work with investigators and JH offices to develop proposals and budgets; research plans, cost estimates, budget justifications, and statements of work
Assesses the operational feasibility of studies and recommends execution and risk mitigation plans
Achieve study objectives by working with research team members to set project priorities and milestones and help resolve project conflicts to optimize the implementation of protocols
Work with site NCs to develop and track study timelines, budget, and quality metrics
Ensure adherence to standard operating procedures and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) regulations. Assist in regulatory requirements, including human subjects' research compliance and the Institutional Review Board (IRB) submissions. Work with site NCs to ensure all research collaborators are up to date with required human subjects training.
Work with JHCRN site NCs to develop and institute proper quality control measures for ongoing studies and ensure that all processes are performed in the most efficient, high quality manner.
Interact with JH offices in the preparation and submission of grants; work with staff to meet grant deadlines for all new and competing grants
Direct a weekly meeting with network coordinators to discuss the current and upcoming clinical trials portfolio, active research and operational issues
Contribute to the preparation of technical reports, manuscripts, abstracts, presentations, and funding applications
Provide marketing expertise and networking to maintain and grow the JHCRN in collaboration with federal funding agencies, private foundations and commercial companies
Assist Associate Program Directors in their specific role and agendas
Develop and implement standard operating procedures, and performance and financial management databases
Facilitate communication internally among members of the team, including maintaining action items, timelines and work plans.
Attend team and project meetings/ conference calls, prepare minutes of meetings when applicable.
Organize/facilitate project related logistics
Assist with onboarding new research faculty, network coordinators and other network members
Works with ICTR staff to oversee budget expenditures and financial reports
Attend related local and national meetings and conferences
Serve as a resource for investigators, network coordinators and stakeholders
Organize and communicates CRN progress results, analyses and other information for written, graphic, pictorial or multimedia presentations
Collect, validate and enter data using established tools, technology and databases to facilitate data analysis.
Assist with the preparation of scientific abstracts, posters, PowerPoint presentations, and manuscripts.
Occasional travel to affiliated sites
Complete other duties as assigned by the JHCRN Director.
Bachelor's degree and/or graduate degree in related discipline including nursing (current nursing license RN in the state of MD required), health care administration, public health or health services research.
At least 5 years of experience in the healthcare research
Experience supervising and managing staff resources
Experience providing administrative oversight/technical assistance for research operations, budgets, and marketing
Successful accomplishment of tasks with high independence and minimal supervision
Experience in conduct of industry-sponsored and investigator-initiated research studies
Ability to successfully problem-solve challenges as they arise
Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as interpersonal skills
Strong working knowledge of MS Access, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication, mentoring, and team-building skills
Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with faculty, administration, and staff
Highly developed organizational, management, planning, analytical, and critical-thinking skills.
Demonstrated expertise in designing and implementing research programs, quality assurance, program evaluation, learner assessment and/or assembling/consolidating staff with expertise in these areas as necessary.
Evidence of ability to develop and carry out a strategic vision for excellence
Classified Title: Research Nurse Navigator
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Department: Institute for Translational and Clinical Research
Work Schedule/Hours: Monday-Friday/8:30-5p/37.5 hrs
Location: East Baltimore Campus
Personnel Area: School of Medicine
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