The Division of Behavioral Medicine is seeking a Research Program Coordinator to coordinate the implementation of two or more research protocols, as well as ongoing administrative processes related to these studies. The Research Program Coordinator will screen and enroll research subjects for a complex multi-site clinical study and provide continued monitoring, ensuring that all protocols are followed and status reporting, billing, and other regulatory components are performed correctly.
The Research Program Coordinator position involves working directly with research subjects to systematically conduct standardized psychophysical, electrophysical, behavioral, and psychological assessments and maintain records of testing. A variety of computer-controlled laboratory sensory testing devices will be used, including thermal sensory analyzers, algometers, von frey filaments, cold water baths, etc. This position will also involve coordination with other staff to ensure these tests are conducted at specific time points and will involve using this equipment to study human subjects at least 50% of the time.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Telephone screening candidates to determine the eligibility of potential volunteers for a project.
Coordinate staff and resources required for study procedures. Ensure completion of interventions, study measures, and instruments.
Responsible for recruitment of subjects and implementing recruitment procedures. Verifies patient eligibility for studies by comparing patient history and clinical laboratory results with protocol requirements. Confirms patient registrations and relevant data points in databases.
Explain the study procedure to participants and obtain informed consent.
Use software to manage, track, and report the flow of subjects through protocols.
Handle relevant subject biological specimens and follow protocol requirements.
Verify the scheduling of patient appointments, tests, and follow-up visits at the appropriate time in the treatment cycle to ensure the completion of protocol requirements. Schedule transportation for study volunteers' visits as needed.
Design and compile materials, which aid Investigators/other staff in complying with protocol requirements.
Conduct standardized psychophysical, electrophysical, behavioral, and psychological assessments and maintain records of testing.
Check for accuracy and ensure proper storage of data. Ensure timely data entry.
Work closely with the data manager to assist in quality control procedures.
Assists with regulatory work across studies, including IRB, DSMB, ClinicalTrials.gov, and other required submissions and reporting.
Assists with preparation for monitoring and audits of studies. May correct errors in the database when necessary. May write responses to audit reports with input from the Principal Investigator.
Prepare and distribute summary reports for research meetings as scheduled.
Coordinate and notify study team members of study meetings and tasks needing completion.
Will design and create protocol-specific case report forms as needed.
Coordinates research protocols with investigators and external research colleagues for multi-site studies.
Maintains good working knowledge of all assigned protocols and reporting requirements. Works on complex clinical studies, which require a high level of knowledge, coordination, and data abstraction.
Perform administrative and clerical tasks as needed, including ordering supplies.
A variety of computer-controlled laboratory sensory testing devices will be used including thermal sensory analyzers, algometers, von frey filaments, cold water baths, etc. Equipment related to blood draws includes IV lines, needles, vials, and various other processing equipment and supplies.
Involves using this equipment to study human subjects 50% of the time and teaching subjects how to use a variety of study equipment used for ambulatory monitoring.
Involves frequent/regular contact with research subjects and a variety of medical professionals.
Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Ability to work independently.
Ability to interact with faculty and staff on research teams, in clinical programs, and with educational outreach initiatives to strategize about their communication needs.
Attention to detail is a must. Good proofreading skills.
Excellent oral communication skills to deal effectively within and outside the department.
Excellent written communications skills.
Skilled in computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and Publisher.
Enthusiasm and willingness to learn about the work of the department as well to acquire new technical skills as needed.
Excellent organizational skills to work effectively in an environment that requires balancing multiple assignments.
Ability to interact effectively and compassionately with individuals at all levels and from diverse cultures.
Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications
Working knowledge of REDCap, Qualtrics, and SPSS a major plus.
Able to sit in a normal seated position for extended periods.
Able to reach by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
Finger dexterity required, able to manipulate objects with fingers rather than the entire hand(s) or arm(s), e.g., use of a computer keyboard.
Communication skills using the spoken word.
Ability to see within normal parameters.
Ability to hear within normal range.
Education: Bachelor's Degree in related discipline.
Prior related research experience with human subjects strongly preferred.
Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.75-$23.00-$29.30 HRLY (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30am - 5pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview Department name: SOM Psy Behavioral Medicine Personnel area: School of Medicine
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