Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Internal Number: 107454-en_US
Under the direction of the Principal Investigator and the Research Program Manager, we are seeking a Research Program Coordinator who works independently to complete clinical research procedures for the MESA Amyloid Study at Johns Hopkins University. The MESA Amyloid Study is an ancillary study to MESA, which is a multi-center longitudinal observational study within the Division of Cardiology. The research coordinator may also be asked to assist with general MESA exam 7 procedures. The Research Program Coordinator will be working mostly in clinical research setting directly with research participants, some of whom are elderly, while adhering to the study protocol. The Research Coordinator will perform clinical research procedures on human subjects with little to no direct supervision.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
- Recruit participants over the telephone to participate in a MESA Amyloid study visit.
- Coordinate/schedule research exam visits with participants, research staff, and transportation services.
- Keep very accurate records of recruitment status of all individuals contacted.
- Complete orders in EPIC for research studies, including nuclear radiology and cardiac MRI scans.
- Send out appointment reminders to study participants and prepare paperwork for the study visit.
- Prepare materials needed for exam visit.
- Obtain informed consent from research participants. Review exclusions for MRI scanning with participants. Make travel arrangements for participants from home to Hopkins and between various research procedures. Arrange and track research payments.
- Compile and send exam results to participants.
- General offices duties including copying, filing, answering phones, taking messages.
- Enter data into a computerized database and on paper documents.
- Escort participants to different radiology appointments.
- Ability to work and travel between the East Baltimore Campus (Johns Hopkins Hospital) and the Field Center Office in Fells Point.
- Maintain knowledge of the study protocol and reporting requirements.
- The research coordinator may be asked to help with other MESA exam 7 procedures, such as questionnaires, blood pressure measurement, spirometry, blood and urine collection, blood lab processing, sleep study set ups, and other research procedures with limited supervision.
- Completes all training and certification requirements arranged by the coordinating center for required research procedures in a timely manner.
- Transmission of study results to reading centers.
- Coordinate and conduct quality assurance procedures on a regular basis.
- Bachelor's Degree in related discipline.
- Additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
- Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks, detail orientated, self-motivated.
- Ability to be flexible in work conditions, hours and work well in team setting.
- Proficiency in word processing, database, and spreadsheet software- ability to use a laptop and personal computer.
- Possess excellent oral and written communication skills- interviewing techniques required.
- Excellent organizational skills, strong interpersonal skills and ability to multitask.
- Two years' experience in clinical or medical research setting preferred, but not required.
Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator
Starting Salary Range: $16.75-$23.00-$29.30 HRLY (Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F 8:30am-5:00pm
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: School of Medicine Campus
Department name: SOM DOM Cardiology
Personnel area: School of Medicine
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Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
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.
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