Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Internal Number: 107635-en_US
The Mucosal Vaccine and Challenge (MVAC) team at the Center for Immunization Research (CIR), Department of International Health is seeking a Research Program Coordinator to assist in the clinical operations of trials involving vaccines, therapeutics, and controlled human infections, under the direction of Program Manager and Principal Investigator. Responsible for the oversight of day-to-day research project activities, including but not limited to recruitment, screening, team coordination, and data collection. Coordinate study protocol implementation and handle administrative aspects of research-related matters.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
- Assist with preparation of study materials for project implementation.
- Maintain knowledge of study protocols to ensure that all study activities are completed correctly. Ensure adherence to regulatory aspects of protocols, implement protocol changes or new protocols, and ensure the study team is advised and appropriately trained.
- Review consent procedures and study protocol with research subjects and study partners.
- Develop and re-evaluate recruitment strategies with team, oversee recruitment, and ensure that recruitment goals are met.
- Ensure the privacy and safety of study participants and adhere to guidelines regarding honest reporting of sensitive and confidential study participant information.
- Design forms and questionnaires to record participant data, document interaction with participants, and maintain other study documentation. Ensure that the appropriate study documentation is occurring.
- Understand the importance and impact of data in terms of study participant, study results, costs, quality of service, and scientific research. Establish, maintain, and monitor study databases. Ensure integrity and timeliness of data collection. Oversee record management and data collection.
- Coordinate the training of Research Program Assistants and other staff in data management and the use of data collection instruments.
- Abstract and interpret data, run queries, create tables, and prepare study reports, publications, and presentations for staff and funding agency.
- Organize study team meetings, present study progress/challenge reports, and make recommendations regarding operational issues.
- Process, store, and ship specimens according to protocol and regulatory guidelines. Communicate with internal laboratory vendors (i.e., JHH Core Lab), outsourced laboratory vendors (i.e., Quest Diagnostics), and study sponsors regarding on-site clinical laboratory needs, management of specimens, shipping/transportation of specimens.
- Operate clinical laboratory machinery and maintains laboratory equipment.
- Perform and documents clinical laboratory tests in compliance with CLIA guidelines (i.e., urine HCG), and perform research laboratory tests as assigned by the Principal Investigator.
- Contribute to CIR and study-specific Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), and Guidelines as assigned by the Principal Investigator.
- Function as liaison between PI, study team, and other internal and external collaborators.
- Able to flex schedule to some degree to accommodate inpatient study demands. Must be willing to work both within the established CIR setting and also community outreach sites.
- Perform miscellaneous related and reasonable job duties as assigned by supervisor and Principal Investigator, even if not part of the job description.
- Bachelor's Degree in related discipline.
- Additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
- Fluency in Spanish or other language.
- Research Certification via SOCRA or ARCP.
Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator
Starting Salary Range: $16.75-$23.00-$29.30 HRLY (Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday to Friday: 8:30 am – 5 pm
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: School of Public Health
Department name: International Health Human Resources
Personnel area: School of Public Health
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