Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Internal Number: 109197-en_US
The Department of Neurology is seeking a Research Program Coordinator. The Research Program Coordinator will be responsible for the logistics of enrolling patients into clinical research studies investigating different types of peripheral neuropathies and their underlying causes and efficiency of treatments.
This position will require working directly with patients and physicians, and the responsibilities include explaining the planned research to eligible patients and obtaining their informed consent, collecting and recording data, collecting and processing biological samples, monitoring the course of patients enrolled in clinical trials, and ensuring that research protocols are executed appropriately. This position will be under the supervision of the Clinical Research Coordinator and the Principal Investigators. The coordinator will be expected to work both at the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center at the East Baltimore Campus and the Outpatient Clinic at the Bayview Hospital.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
- Recruit and enroll eligible participants into clinical research studies, in accordance to the study protocol.
- Work on complex clinical studies which require a high level of knowledge and coordination, while maintaining regulatory binders for each assigned protocol.
- Prepare and submit annual renewal requests, amendments, and adverse event reports with clinical input according to IRB and sponsor requirements, adheres to all protocol requirements to ensure the validity of the clinical research data.
- Enter patient demographic and clinical data into institutional database systems as required and respond in a timely manner to special projects or queries related to the data.
- Identify potential study participants among the patients seen at both facilities, recruit eligible patients for clinical research and trials, including obtaining informed consent.
- Ensure that all testing required for a study protocol is completed and compiling the study information (data) as requested by each protocol, including data entry.
- Perform phlebotomy and process the collected biospecimen.
- Explain study procedures to prospective participants, conduct baseline and follow-up interviews and questionnaires, work with the database manager on proper entry of collected data, performing related project tasks and support as necessary.
- Use all standard personal computer workstation programs, including Microsoft Word and Excel.
- Submit investigator approved communications regarding multiple research studies with Hopkins IRB office through web-based program.
- Utilize standard telephone equipment and communicate clearly with potential subjects so that they understand research protocols for which they may volunteer.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Good organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Ability to work independently.
- Efficiency, organization, and time management skills
- Ability to work well with other professionals with minimal supervision, and comfort being part of a diverse professional team.
- Bachelor's Degree in related discipline.
- Additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
- Proficiency in the use of software applications (i.e. Word, Excel) to maintain databases, spreadsheets, and word processing is 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 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: Hybrid/Johns Hopkins Bayview
Department name: SOM Neuro Neuromuscular
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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