The Department of Neurology is seeking a Research Program Coordinator (RPC) for the Epilepsy Division to provide support, under the direction of Adult Epilepsy, for multiple research projects related to epilepsy. The RPC will assist in the day-to-day logistical and operational tasks for various studies. The successful candidate will work closely with principal investigators in studies of late-onset adult epilepsy.
The RPC will assist in carrying out research in accordance with good clinical practices. Activities will include recruitment of participants, obtaining informed consent, performance of specific research protocols including data and specimen collection, records management, research participant follow-up over time, and communication with team members about projects.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Ensure adherence to research protocols, operating procedures, and all associated internal/external regulations.
Recruit research participants, including obtaining written or verbal informed consent.
Use database/spreadsheet to track study participants and requirements.
Monitor data quality and accuracy, including preparation of quality control reports to share with the research team.
Act as primary contact for study participants.
Coordinate participation of subjects, including providing stipend, parking, and public transportation compensation for their participation.
Attend research meetings and provide updates on the study progress and issues related to the research.
Schedule and confirm study appointments with participants.
Ensure that paperwork and study binders are organized and current.
Meet regularly with research teams to review data accuracy, recruitment progress, and overall study progress.
Perform tasks related to IRB activities (such as audits, reports, and assisting with protocol changes).
Perform clerical and other research duties as assigned.
Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Must be comfortable collecting and/or handling biospecimens (blood).
Proficient in use of computers, including software applications, databases, spreadsheets, and word processing.
Excellent time management and organizational skills.
Independent and self-motivated.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Bachelor's Degree in related discipline.
Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
Additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Previous experience in clinical or medical research setting preferred.
Previous knowledge of medical terminology, clinical research practices and principles (GCPs) is preferred.
Previous experience and familiarity with EPIC and electronic data capture systems such as REDCap is preferred.
Previous experience in the clinical environment, patient recruitment and patient approach is preferred.
Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD Starting Salary Range: Min $17.00 - Max $30.00 HRLY ($48,880 budgeted; Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: Hybrid/School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM Neuro Epilepsy Personnel area: School of Medicine
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