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The Gastroenterology Division is seeking a Research Program Coordinator (RPC), who will be responsible for oversight and coordination of research projects managed by the GI Clinical Translational Research Unit (CTRU). This individual filling this position will be a member of this research group, which involves human subjects' research among adults, sponsored by commercial sponsors, National Institutes of Health grants, donors, internal Divisional funds, and other government and foundational funding sources.
This position will be working with the primary principal investigators of the research projects assigned to the RPC, with direct oversight by the PI and GI CTRU manager. It is also expected that the RPC will interact with rest of the CTRU research team.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
This position will be responsible for various projects, working closely with investigators and staff. The position will set goals and timelines in collaboration with investigators, and ensure timely accomplishment of project tasks and goals with high quality. The position is responsible for ensuring program quality, and adherence to expected processes and project goals and timelines. The position also organizes and ensures effective interaction with external partners, including the institutional review board (IRB), FDA, sponsors, outside research monitoring company or any other oversight group related to the research as needed.
Essential Job Functions:
Screen medical records for eligible subjects
Participate in participant recruitment efforts.
Informing participants about study objectives, and engage with participants their understanding and concerns related to project.
Obtain consent in-person or via telephone, documentation of informed consent as appropriate, upload in electronic medical record and suitable follow-up.
Adhere to Johns Hopkins IRB, state and federal regulations related to human subject consent process and documentation
Complete assessments and study tasks per protocol, including data acquisition, completion of study case report forms (CRFs) or data entry into study electronic database.
Monitoring research participants to ensure adherence to study rules.
Adhering to research regulatory and ethical standards.
Ensuring that the necessary supplies and equipment for a study are in stock and in working order.
Oversee overall research program implementation, data collection, timelines, goals and conduct of related tasks.
Check data and reports for consistency, missingness, and accuracy
Oversee detailed record management for research programs as per FDA guidelines and assist with managing and performing data collection activities, which may include conducting telephone and in person interviews, administering questionnaires and follow-up lab results.
Prepare, submit and track protocols, amendments, and related documents relevant to appropriate Institutional Review Boards, DSMB, and other oversight groups
Ensure timely accomplishment of project tasks and goals with high quality
File study documents appropriately according to best practice and Johns Hopkins, state and IRB regulations
Work collaboratively research team members, GI CTRU leadership, and project investigators and participate in research meetings.
Assist with relevant financial reports, grant applications and reports relevant to the project(s)
Provide oversight of budget expenditures and tracking of project funds together with the Principal Investigator, and budget analyst
Support investigators in writing grant submissions, annual reports, abstract submissions, and other reports as required
Coordinate yearly progress reports for funding organizations
Decision Making: Carries out duties and responsibilities with limited supervision. Makes decisions and establishes work priorities on essentially procedure-oriented operations.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
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 educations, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Medical experience or education
Experience facilitating and conducting, telephone and in-person interviews
Must be able to work independently and with multidisciplinary teams, interact with participants, be self-motivated, able to multi-task, prioritize, and problem solve.
Must be organized to prioritize work both effectively and efficiently.
Exceptional interpersonal skills both in-person and on telephone calls.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Must adhere to guidelines regarding honest reporting of sensitive and confidential research and participant information.
Understands the importance/impact of data integrity in terms of participants, study results, costs, quality of service and scientific research in general.
Regular contact with researchers and collaborators requires the use of good judgment, tact and sensitivity.
Excellent organizational and time management skills required.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English required.
Excellent attention to detail.
Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities.
Proficiency in the use of standard software applications, databases, spreadsheets and word processing required.
Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:
Will need to complete IRB and Johns Hopkins MyLearning coursework.
Will need to complete DOT/IATA training.
Sitting in normal seated position and or standing for extended periods of time.
Ability to use a keyboard and move about.
Ability to see and hear within normal parameters.
Ability to interact with participants.
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.
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: Mon-Fri, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM DOM Gastroenterology Personnel area: School of Medicine
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