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Job Req ID:  9978

Sr. Research Program Coordinator

General summary/purpose: 

Serves as Sr Research Program Coordinator on sponsored clinical studies in the Broadway Campus Lupus Center. Maintains detailed knowledge of assigned study protocols. Works on complex clinical trials as interventionist, senior coordinator, senior resource, and supervisor of subordinates.


Specific duties & responsibilities:

Responsibilities include familiarity with a range of clinical research conducted in the Division of Rheumatology with primary coordinating responsibility for assigned studies, processing and storing samples collected, contacting and scheduling research subjects, acquisition and verification of data from questionnaires as well as acquisition of results from laboratory and imaging studies, phlebotomy/blood processing and storing of samples collected, ongoing communication between patients and faculty, and ordering supplies


  • Responsible for the submission, verification and maintenance of protocol specific information
  • Maintains regulatory binder for each assigned protocol
  • Prepares and submits annual renewal requests, amendments and adverse event reports to IRB and sponsor with input as required from Principle Investigator.
  • Ensures adherence to all aspects of protocol requirements to ensure validity of clinical trails
  • Assists the PI in defining preparatory activities, subordinate staff roles, data collection plans, data entry procedures, communication procedures among study staff, and timely review of summary data to accomplish study goals
  • Assembles designs and scores study specific instruments as needed for each protocol.
  • Maintains participant chart for each patient
  • Collects and compiles information from medical charts and other sources
  • Designs study database (ACCESS format) and develops quality control procedures to ensure accurate and timely data input
  • Organizes for and participates in all audits of study procedures
  • Develops and monitors overall progress of study in relation to study goals
  • Is very knowledgeable about and instructs and trains all subordinate staff in guidelines related to good clinical practice, IRB regulations, JHU and NIH research policies.
  • Serves as main liaison with study biostatisticians and data management personnel associated with each project. Participates in design of upcoming studies as well as the preliminary and internal analysis of data, performs statistical calculations and assists with preparation of reports, scientific abstract and manuscripts related to projects.


Minimum qualifications (mandatory):

Bachelor’s degree in related discipline, and a minimum of three years of related experience.


Preferred qualifications:

Master’s Degree


Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Excellent organizational skills, high level of attention to detail, ability to manage and prioritize multiple competing activities is essential. Proficiency in the use of ACCESS, Excel, and statistical software programs required. Ability to train and supervise subordinate personnel. Must have excellent interpersonal, as well as oral and written communications skills. Ability to work well with people, including faculty, staff and patients.


Classified title:  Sr. Research Program Coordinator

Role/Level/Range: ACRP/3/MB

Starting Salary Range: $37,781 - $51,950 (commensurate with experience)

Employee group: Full-Time

Employee subgroup: Exempt

Schedule: Working 40 hours per week; Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

Location:  Johns Hopkins East Baltimore Campus


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