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Research Program Coordinator

Company: Johns Hopkins University
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Req ID: 54482

Research Program Coordinator

General Summary/Purpose

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 completely.
  • Participate in weekly progress meetings of current research projects to report on recruitment progress and resolve problems.
  • 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 such data.
  • Assists in overseeing the duties of undergraduate researchers
  • Assist in the writing of post study data results and findings.

Minimum Qualifications

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 formula.

  • 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. *

Preferred Qualifications

Database and spreadsheet knowledge preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills and interviewing techniques helpful. Experience with EPIC or similar electronic patient records system extremely beneficial.

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 required.

Knowledge of clinical research practices and principles.

Knowledge of medical terminology. Familiar with medical procedures.

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 keyboard
  • 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

Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD

Starting Salary Range: $16.26 - $22.35/hr; Commensurate with experience

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

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

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

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.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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