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Research Program Coordintor

Company: Johns Hopkins University
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Research Program Coordintor
We are seeking a Research Program Coordinator. Under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigator, the Research Program Coordinator is responsible recruitment and consenting of patients. The Research Program Coordinator is responsible for processing of all patient clinical research specimens as well as conducting participant follow up in a timely manner.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ensures initial & ongoing eligibility of all subjects for assigned research studies.
  • Screens potential research subjects for participation in research studies or clinical trials (including: review of medical history, concomitant meds, pathology, other relevant documents).
  • Abstracts data from a variety of sources to complete pre-study work-up.
  • Demonstrates understanding of the informed consent process.
  • With guidance obtains informed consent from research subjects as appropriate.
  • Documents obtaining of informed consent in study records.
  • In conjunction with PI, monitors protocol enrollment goals.
  • In collaboration with healthcare team, evaluates potential subjects for research participation.
  • Oversees the collection of study data in the form of questionnaires (online and paper) and conducts initial quality checks. Assists with data management.
  • Responsible for independently coordinating blood and tissue banking protocols to ensure proper collection and handling of samples.
  • Responsible for collection and handling, and transporting of patient samples to ensure quality samples.
  • Responsible for ordering archival tissue from internal and external sources.
  • Maintain current documentation on all research study procedures.
  • Serves as department liaison with outside support groups, i.e. pathology, gastroenterology, and multiple research laboratories both in-house and third-party.
  • Anticipate daily changes in schedule, maintaining a smooth patient flow.
  • Uses universal safety precautions to protect self and co-workers from biohazardous materials, including blood-borne pathogens.
  • Maintains good working knowledge of all assigned research protocols and reporting requirements. Transmits and distributes protocol information. Responsible for submission, verification, and maintenance of protocol specific information on the SKCCC Research Protocol Library.
  • Maintains research data for each assigned protocol. With assistance, prepares and submits annual renewal requests, amendments and adverse event reports with clinical input according to IRB requirements. Adheres to all protocol requirements to ensure the validity of the clinical research data.
  • May assist the principal investigator and/or program manager in defining information and plans required to accomplish goals of studies. May help design and create protocol specific data collection forms with assistance.
  • Verifies patient eligibility for studies by comparing patient history and clinical laboratory results with study requirements.
  • Maintains a research chart for each patient. Collects, enters and compiles clinical data from a variety of sources. Ensures accuracy and timeliness of data so that information may be used for presentations and publication.
  • Verifies scheduling of patient appointments and tests.
  • Meets regularly with Principal Investigator, Co-investigators and Research Program Manager to review data accuracy and overall study progress. Participates in all mandatory meetings to develop increasing knowledge of assigned requirements.

    Minimum Qualifications
    • Bachelor's Degree in related discipline.
    • Additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

      Preferred Qualifications
      • Knowledge of medical terminology highly desired.

        Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator
        Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD
        Starting Salary Range: $16.75 - $23.00/hr (Commensurate with experience)
        Employee group: Full Time
        Schedule: M-F 8:30am- 5:00pm
        Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
        Location: School of Medicine Campus
        Department name: SOM Onc Cancer Immunology/GI Clinical Re
        Personnel area: School of Medicine

        Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:

        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 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.

        **Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

        The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate's conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

        The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

        Equal Opportunity Employer

        All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

        EEO is the Law
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        Accommodation Information

        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 Talent Acquisition Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit

        Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit and all other JHU applicants should visit

        The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

        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.

        Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

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