Job Req ID: 54482
Research Program Coordinator
Under the direct supervision of the Program Supervisor or the
Principal Investigator, the Research Program Coordinator will be
responsible for participant recruitment, performing clinical visits
which include administering questionnaires and collecting patient
samples. The RPC will also be responsible for the organization,
entry, maintenance and accuracy of all participant clinical and
field research data in a timely and ongoing manner.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
- Coordinate participant visits and follow-up, schedule
appointments with study participants, make telephone reminders,
send recruitment letters, track and locate participants.
- Ensure that proper written informed consent from each study
participant is obtained prior to entering study; ensure that the
original signed and dated consent from each study participant is
filed in participants' research record.
- Perform vital study procedures such as venipuncture and
collection of vital signs
- Design and maintain organizational tools to conduct the study
accurately and in compliance with good research practice.
- Create and maintain database for study analysis including
enrollment and follow-up.
- Recruit and screen potential study participants according to
protocol's inclusion and exclusion criteria; be knowledgeable of
the protocol so that study activities are completed correctly and
- Participate in weekly progress meetings of current research
projects to report on recruitment progress and resolve
- Assist in developing and maintaining appropriate databases for
current and future studies.
- Conduct interviews over the phone or in person to determine
eligibility for a research study.
- Provide assistance to the administrator in tasks relating to
IRB submissions: completing progress reports, tracking of renewal
dates, completing adverse event forms, writing draft forms.
- Work independently and under the direction of the supervisor to
ensure successful completion of each clinical research study.
- Maintain inventory of study related supplies
- Maintain organizational tools to conduct the study accurately
and in compliance with good research practice.
- Perform routine tests in a research laboratory.
- General maintenance of the laboratory, equipment, supplies,
storage, shipping and receiving of specimens and transport of
specimens if necessary.
- Assists in training less experienced personnel in collection of
- Assists in overseeing the duties of undergraduate
- Assist in the writing of post study data results and
Bachelor's degree in related discipline required.
Some related experience required.
Additional education may substitute for required experience and
additional related experience may substitute for required
education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency
- 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. *
Database and spreadsheet knowledge preferred. Excellent oral and
written communication skills and interviewing techniques helpful.
Experience with EPIC or similar electronic patient records system
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Position requires flexibility. Ability to work independently and
manage multiple tasks, detail oriented, self-motivated, strong
interpersonal skills, ability to use personal computer; proficiency
in Microsoft Word and Excel. Detail oriented, strong interpersonal
skills and excellent organizational and time management skills
Knowledge of clinical research practices and principles.
Knowledge of medical terminology. Familiar with medical
Technical qualifications or specialized certifications:
Standard HIPAA courses must be completed and appropriate exams
passed with necessary certification within 2 weeks of start date.
EPIC training courses (if not already done) to be completed within
1 month of start date.
Physical requirements for the job:
- Sitting in a normal seated position in office setting
- Standing and/or walking for extended periods of time
- Lifting and/or assisting patients during evaluations within
crowded clinical environment
- Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction
- Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers
rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a
- Communication skills using the spoken word
- Ability to see within normal parameters
- Ability to hear within normal range
- Ability to move about
Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator
Working Title: Research Program Coordinator
Starting Salary Range: $16.26 - $22.35/hr; Commensurate with
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday-Friday; 8:30am - 5:00pm, 40 hours/ week
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus
Department name: 10002817-SOM DOM Pulmonary
Personnel area: School of Medicine
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