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Job Req ID:  41760

Sr. Research Program Coordinator

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">General Summary/Purpose:

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Oversee the administrative and scientific implementation of research protocol for complex, multiple NIH and industry sponsored research studies.  As part of study team, collaborate with faculty, develop protocol, develop SOP, and oversee study-related activities for one or more studies. Emphasis on implementation of a protocol(s) in collaboration with PI.


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Participate in development, testing and evaluation of manuals, questionnaires, and coding structures, for the efficient collection of data. 
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Participate as a member of collaborative group study team in study design, analysis of data, involved in discussions of next steps. 
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Oversee data collection at single site study or at multiple sites of a multi-centered clinical trial. 
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Analyze data; organize and quality controls raw data, use standard statistical techniques and/or package programs to run standard statistics. 
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Responsible for research procedures on study participants including measuring blood pressure, obtaining an ECG, phlebotomy, specimen processing and freezer management.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Ensures collection of pertinent data and maintains individual participant’s binders from internal and external sources by maintaining a research chart for each research subject. Collects, enters and compiles clinical data from a variety of sources while ensuring accuracy and timeliness of data.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Verifies patient eligibility for studies by comparing patient history and clinical laboratory results with protocol requirements, obtains outside records when required.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Blood sample processing, including obtaining specimens by phlebotomy with appropriate handling and labeling.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Participate in writing manuscripts, abstracts for medical journals and meetings
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Participate in presenting projects/data at medical meetings
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Participate in working on protocol development of sub-studies
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Conduct training sessions and oversee day-to-day activities of lower level program coordinators and other staff working at other locations within multi-centered clinical trial and locally. 
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Work with study sponsors on study design and/or determine what group can commit to based on patient population, available resources and cost of providing services. 
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Participate in developing study budget. 
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Conduct literature searched to provide background information. 
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Abstract and index information based on knowledge of subject matter. 
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Perform self-audits and audits other sites. 
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Ability to travel between the East Baltimore Campus (Johns Hopkins Hospital) and other Hopkins locations (BVMC, Green Spring Station, etc.)


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Duties Prior to Start of Study:

  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">IRB application with consent form
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">GCRC application
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Training of GCRC personnel for study start
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Contract/arrangements for study activities (e.g. imaging, ECG, labs) and all fee services
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Recruitment in conjunction with study collaborators and study sponsors


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Once Study begins:

  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Scheduling of all patients in GCRC Online for all clinical research activities
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Scheduling of all patients for all visits for all activities
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Completion of all study forms
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Data entry
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Biologic sample processing
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">With patients for all study activities
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Obtaining research meds from research pharmacy for study patients


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Reports to:    

  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Dr. Thorsten M. Leucker


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Physical Requirements:

  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Finger dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm, for example, using a keyboard.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Communication skills using the spoken word.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Ability to see and hear within normal parameters.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Ability to move about workspace.


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Minimum Qualifications:

  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Bachelor’s degree in related discipline.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Three years related experience required.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Additional education can substitute for experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula***.


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Preferred Qualifications:

  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Master’s degree strongly preferred.  
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Clinical research experience, including IRB application and maintenance process.


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Ability to work in MS Excel, MS Access, and MS Word required.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Attention to detail required, as well as the ability to work independently. 


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">***JHU Equivalency Formula:  30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience.  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: Sr. Research Program Coordinator 
Working Title: Sr. Research Program Coordinator  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB 
Starting Salary Range: $38,920-$53,520 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday-Friday 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: 10002805-SOM DOM Cardiology 
Personnel area: School of Medicine


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