The Pediatrics Department is seeking a Research Program Coordinator who will work under general supervision and will manage the day-to-day administration of research programs conducted by Dr. Sheela N. Magge, a pediatric endocrinologist. Dr. Magge's research focuses on obesity, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes in children, as well as the cardiovascular complications associated with these conditions. Studies are patient-oriented, clinical, and involve human subjects. This position will coordinate protocol implementation and monitor the collection of data for studies.
The range of duties includes, but is not limited to: patient recruitment, scheduling and conducting study visits, obtaining informed consent, data entry, records management, expenditure oversight, and communicating with team members on the status of project(s). Effective communication and interpersonal skills are critical as the position involves significant interaction with children and families. The position will assist Dr. Magge with multiple research studies in the area of pediatric insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, and cardiometabolic risk.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
High degree of understanding of research and applies general analytical skills to administer the logistical implementation of assigned projects, and to identify situations requiring special attention. Utilizing this knowledge, will ensure adherence to research protocols, operating procedures, and all associated internal/external regulations.
Using working knowledge will assist in developing recruitment tools for assigned study(s), which include protocol/study specific data collection forms, drafting and placing approved advertisements, and contacting physicians for possible referrals.
Develop moderately complex tracking database/spreadsheet based on study requirements utilizing Excel, REDCap, or similar software applications.
Abstract data from patient medical records that requires some interpretation. Monitors data quality and accuracy as required by research protocol. Will run pre-established queries and may develop ad-hoc queries/reports as requested.
Utilizing working knowledge of study(s) will participate in meetings to provide operational updates, report on any operational issues, and may make recommendations for resolutions to new/outstanding operational issues. Will coordinate study(s) meetings, including developing an agenda and coordinating information and participation of individuals from other institutions.
Monitor budget expenditures based on the study(s) operational expectation.
Complies with all regulatory/IRB guidelines including, but not limited to: preparation and submission of study protocols, consent forms, amendments, and annual continuing reviews.
Will act as the contact for study participants, including scheduling, confirming appointments, and escorting/directing to various locations on/off campus.
Ensure that case files and accompanying paperwork are organized and current.
Assists with data analysis, interpretation, manuscript and abstract preparation. Although training in statistical analysis is not a requirement, familiarity with data analysis software is a plus.
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelor's Degree in related field.
Some related clinical research experience.
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.
** 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.
Master's Degree in related field is preferred.
Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD Starting Salary Range: 16.42 - $22.57/hr (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8-4:30 Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM Ped Endocrine Personnel area: School of Medicine
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