Johns Hopkins University Research Program Coordinator in Baltimore, Maryland

General summary/purpose:

Research Program Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating clinical research activities for the Johns Hopkins Lupus Center at Broadway campus. Position will include research activities, data management and carrying day to day activities for research projects. Responsible for monitoring progress of research protocol for multi-center study and collection of research data on patients entered into research protocols at the Johns Hopkins Lupus Center.

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 monitoring the clinical course and collection of data on patients entered into research protocols.

  • Responsible for the organization, entry, maintenance and accuracy of patient clinical data.

  • Maintains detailed knowledge of all assigned protocols.

  • Adheres to protocol requirements to ensure the validity of clinical research subject data.

  • Familiar with good clinical practice guidelines and knowledge of sponsor and FDA guidelines.

  • Screens and recruits participants. Determines eligibility of patients at screening visits.

  • Maintains a research chart (as appropriate) for study participants. Organize patient source documents and case report forms for collecting and analyzing patient data.

  • Phlebotomy and specimen processing in accordance and after training in biohazard material handling and Department of Transportation (DOT) Shipping requirements.

  • Organize patient source documents and case report forms for collecting and analyzing patient data.

  • Works with supervisor and study sponsor (where appropriate) on problem recognition/resolution, accuracy of data gathered and patient well-being, completion and collection of regulatory documents required by sponsors.

  • Verifies scheduling of patient appointments, tests, and follow-up visits at the appropriate time in the treatment cycle to assure completion of protocol requirements.

  • Meets regularly with Principal Investigators to review data accuracy and overall study progress.

  • Participates in, and travels where necessary to, all mandatory meetings to develop increasing knowledge of clinical research and clinical trials.

  • Responds in a timely manner to special projects or queries related to data.

  • Is knowledgeable of and complies with institutional and external clinical research guidelines.

  • Maintains compensation records for participants if required by study.

Minimum qualifications (mandatory):

Bachelor’s degree in related discipline required, and some related experience. Additional experience may substitute for some education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. Nursing Assistant or Medical Assistant with clinical or clinical research experience will be considered. Prior work experience in a medical office or practice setting is also valued.

Classified title: Research Program Coordinator

Role/Level/Range: ACRO/3/CD

Starting Salary Range: $15.78 - $21.69 (commensurate with experience)

Employee group: Full-Time

Employee subgroup: Non-Exempt

Schedule: Working 40 hours per week; Monday-Friday, 8:30am- 5pm

Location: Johns Hopkins East Baltimore

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

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During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

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