Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Internal Number: 107638-en_US
This study involves the coordination of a pragmatic clinical trial that interfaces with prenatal clinical care. We are seeking a Research Program Coordinator who will have some research and ideally, clinical trial experience. The coordinator will be responsible for day-to-day implementation of the project and will be supervised by and work closely with the Research Manager and the PI (Dr. Bennett). The coordinator carries out the recruitment/enrollment (screening, consenting of participants), conducting virtual randomization visits, supervising the data collectors, producing study reports and updating the study team. The coordinator will help to supervise undergraduate research assistants and other students.
The project coordinator will learn and use REDCap and assist the Research Manager to ensure data entry, cleaning and data entry procedures occur, with data quality assurance assessments and the preparation of Safety Officer reports. They will work closely across the 6-8 clinical sites and attend some practice meetings to ensure integration of the intervention into prenatal care practice.
About the research study
- Healthy for 2/Healthy for U (H42/H4U) Trial is a NIH-NIDDK-funded pragmatic randomized controlled trial to assess the effect of remotely delivered health coaching on pregnancy weight gain. The intervention is integrated into prenatal care at JHH, JHMBC and JHCP clinical sites.
- The H42/H4U intervention has four main components:
- Health coaching remote communication i.e., phone calls, MyChart or email or text messages or video calls paced with gestational week and prenatal visits
- Interactive web-based platform with learning activities (focused on healthy diet, physical activity and wellness), behavioral goal setting functionality, tools for communicating with health coaches (via text, email and video)
- Weight/diet/physical mobile activity trackers
- Data collection includes in person height/weight (at a prenatal visit), surveys and pediatric visit data collection.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
- The coordinator is responsible for helping to develop, coordinate, implement and manage all aspects of the study.
- Manages protocol in the IRB, including continuing reviews and updates.
- Assists with all aspects of maintaining and updating and reporting in REDCap.
- Coordinates and helps to run (along with the study PI) the weekly team meetings.
- Highlights issues with participants, including missed study visits.
- Helps to lead the agenda for monthly study oversight meetings.
- Serves as a point person with other related studies.
- Creates and maintains manuals of procedures for recruitment, data collection and data analysis; assists with manuals of procedures for intervention.
- Carries out study screening, consent and randomization/enrollment visits, mails study packets and scales to participants.
- Monitors study retention and remuneration.
- Mails and maintains logs of gift cards and other incentives.
- Assists in the develop of retention strategies, particularly for the control group, including the Facebook pages, newsletters, birth and birthday cards.
- Implements and reports on all retention metrics.
- Assists with management of safety reporting to NIH, IRB and the Safety Officer.
- Recognizes safety concerns among participants and assists with management and coordination with providers and study PI.
- Coordinates communication and meetings for,
- Weekly team meetings, including small meetings and trainings with RAs.
- Work Groups Implementation and Data Analysis and others.
- Monthly Study Oversight meetings.
- Works as the liaison/face of the study (along with the Coach Managers), to be present at clinical staff meetings and rotate appearances at the clinical sites for recruitment, retention and intervention and coordinates intervention logistics in close collaboration with them, including intervention timing, space and staff needs, as well as data collection.
- Helps to hire and supervise the research assistants and student data collectors; assists with data collection when needed.
- Develops and implements quality control procedures for recruitment and data collection, including a protocol for conducting home visits
- Develops quality assessment metrics for data collectors and helps to organize their time at sites and with home or pediatric visits.
- Provides other duties as assigned.
- Makes decisions and establishes work priorities.
- Candidate is responsible for carrying out duties and responsibilities under the supervision of the Research Manager and PI (co-supervision).
- Ability to drive self to clinical sites.
- Candidate must have excellent computer and organizational skills. Knowledge of software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook needed.
- Bachelor's Degree in related discipline.
- Additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
- Valid driver's license and access to reliable transportation.
- MPH or Master Degree in relevant field preferred.
- Previous research study experience strongly preferred.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel and basic statistical software.
- Understanding of basic statistics and qualitative data collection (interviews) and analysis.
- Knowledge of clinical research practices and principles.
- Ability to work well as a member of a team.
- Must work well independently, able to set goals and meet required deadlines.
- Independent decision making/trouble shooting abilities. Excellent communication skills.
- Excellent organization skills.
- Ability to work on multiple and competing priorities. Interest in pregnant women and maternal health.
- Understanding of clinical care and workflows,
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, 9-5
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: Hybrid/School of Medicine Campus
Department name: SOM DOM General Internal Medicine
Personnel area: School of Medicine
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