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Job Req ID:  17264

Research Program Coordinator

General summary/purpose:

The Research Program Coordinator works directly with the IPSAR faculty investigators and Research Managers to successfully implement a variety of clinically-oriented research studies focused on etiology and treatment of alcohol, nicotine, cocaine and other drug use disorders.  This individual will work extensively with patients and research participants in one-to-one assessments and interviews for ongoing clinical trials.  This person will assist in carrying out research in accordance with good clinical practices in such activities as obtaining informed consent, data and specimen collection, and patient follow-up over time. The Research Program Coordinator will coordinate, collect, manage, and conduct data-related activities for multiple clinical research trials.


Specific duties & responsibilities:


  • Maintain a good working knowledge of all assigned protocols and reporting requirements;
  • Adhere to all protocol requirements to ensure validity of clinical research data;
  • Interact with clinicians and other gatekeepers to access the patient population;
  • Conducts telephone screening of potential research subjects and completes screening questionnaire;
  • Verify patient eligibility for studies;
  • Serves as study recruiter in JHH, including conducting onsite screening, communicating with clinic staff and distributing flyers and study materials;
  • Completes the informed consent process with inperson assessments;
  • Conducts inperson assessments, facilitating completion of standardized instruments, urine and breathalyzer collection, escorting participants as needed;
  • Interview patients;
  • Report adverse events to the PI. 
  • Coordinates, collects, manages, and conducts data related activities, including:
    • Develps data collection worksheets, forms and questionnaires;
    • Enters and QCs study data, maintains database and develps tables/figures;
    • Oversees, administers and manages research data t produce reports;
    • Assists in the preparatin of data for analysis and publication, including abstracting inputting, organizing and editing data.
  • Prepare for and participate in audits and monitoring of studies.
  • Participates in study staff meetings. 
  • Completes required training activities.


Minimum qualifications (mandatory):

Education: Bachelor's degree in related discipline. Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in psychology

Experience: Some related experience.


Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Skilled in the use of MS Office including Word and Excel


Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator 
Working Title: Research Program Coordinator  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD 
Starting Salary Range: $16.26 - $22.35 commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F 8:30-5 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: 10003132-SOM Psy Alchsm and Oth Drug Dependcy Pro 
Personnel area: School of Medicine


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