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Job Req ID:  62116

Research Program Coordinator

The Department of Gastroenterology seeks a Research Program Coordinator  who will be responsible for management, oversight and coordination of research projects. Inflammatory Bowel Disease is one of the most preventable cancers if detected early. New early screening methods need to be developed, evaluated, and disseminated into widespread clinical practice across healthcare settings to deliver high quality, cost effective and early detection care for the population. This position will primarily be working with Florin Selaru, MD, on research projects in the areas of Gastroenterology.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

This position will be responsible for management of various projects, working closely with investigators and staff. The position will set goals and timelines in collaboration with investigators, and ensure timely accomplishment of project tasks and goals with high quality. The position is responsible for ensuring program quality, and adherence to expected processes and project goals and timelines. The position also organizes and ensures effective interaction with external partners, including the institutional review board (IRB), FDA, sponsors, outside research monitoring company or any other oversight group related to the research as needed. 

  • Must be able to work independently and with multidisciplinary teams, interact with participants, be self-motivated, able to multi-task, prioritize, and problem solve.
  • Must be organized to prioritize work both effectively and efficiently.
  • Participate in participant recruitment efforts.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills both in-person and on telephone calls.
  • Informing participants about study objectives, and engage with participants their understanding and concerns related to project.
  • Obtain consent in-person or via telephone, documentation of informed consent as appropriate, upload in electronic medical record and suitable follow-up.
  • Assist with venipuncture and specimen collection according to patient safety standards.
  • Obtain training for specimen processing/handling and sending to lab by specific safety standards and guidelines.
  • Monitoring research participants to ensure adherence to study rules.
  • Adhering to research regulatory and ethical standards.
  • Ensuring that the necessary supplies and equipment for a study are in stock and in working order.
  • Oversee overall research program implementation, data collection, timelines, goals and conduct of related tasks
  • Oversee detailed record management for research programs as per FDA guidelines and assist with managing and performing data collection activities, which may include conducting telephone and in person interviews, administering questionnaires and follow-up lab results.   
  • Participates in at least monthly meetings
  • Prepare, submit and track protocols, amendments, and related documents relevant to appropriate Institutional Review Boards, DSMB, and other oversight groups
  • Ensure timely accomplishment of project tasks and goals with high quality
  • Provide oversight of budget expenditures and tracking of project funds together with the Principal Investigator, and budget analyst
  • Support investigators in writing grant submissions, annual reports, abstract submissions, and other reports as required
  • Coordinate yearly progress reports for funding organizations


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline. 
  • Some related experience. Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required educations, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience facilitating and conducting, telephone and in-person interviews.


Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Must adhere to guidelines regarding honest reporting of sensitive and confidential research and participant information.
  • Understands the importance/impact of data integrity in terms of participants, study results, costs, quality of service and scientific research in general.
  • Regular contact with researchers and collaborators requires the use of good judgment, tact and sensitivity.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English required.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities.
  • Proficiency in the use of standard software applications, databases, spreadsheets and word processing required.


Technical Qualifications/Specialized Certifications:

  • Will need to complete IRB coursework. 
  • Will need to complete DOT/IATA training.


Physical Requirements:

  • Sitting in normal seated position and or standing for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to use a keyboard and move about.
  • Ability to see and hear within normal parameters. 
  • Ability to interact with participants.


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 the 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. 


Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD 
Starting Salary Range: $16.26 - $22.35/hr (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: 40 hours/week 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: School of Medicine Campus 

Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM DOM Gastroenterology
Personnel area: School of Medicine


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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