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Research Program Coordinator

Johns Hopkins University
United States, Maryland, Baltimore
June 23, 2024

The Department of Neurosurgery is seeking a Research Program Coordinator to support faculty and research staff with the day-to-day logistical and operational tasks for Spine Tumor Program. Under the supervision PI, the Research Program Coordinator will perform data collection in support of the investigators and collaborators in the research environment. The position will support participant recruitment, retention and data collection for patients seeking care for spinal tumors at Johns Hopkins.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • The Research Program Coordinator will maintain a good working knowledge of all assigned protocols and reporting requirements, and record keeping (including maintaining the decision log to track changes to the implementation plan and/or performance metrics).
  • Maintain a good working knowledge of all assigned studies.
  • Obtain and maintain certification of in Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Human Subjects Research (HSR), HIPAA, and patient assessments. Certification will be completed as part of the onboarding process.
  • Follow all study Institutional Review Board (IRB) approved protocols and procedures.
  • Comply with all regulatory and institutional requirements related to clinical research. Maintain compliance with HIPAA and IRB regulations and guidelines.
  • Obtain informed consent from eligible patients.
  • Verifies patient eligibility by comparing patient history with protocol requirements.
  • Maintain logs of patient screening, surveys and visits.
  • Recruit and consent participants from the Johns Hopkins Health System and the surrounding community into on-going studies.
  • Develop data collection forms and set up research databases with REDCap and other database platforms.
  • Collect data via extraction from paper and electronic medical records.
  • Maintain and complete protocol specific patient records and Case Report Forms (CRF).
  • Maintain confidential records of required source documentation on each assigned research subject on protocol.
  • Maintain specimen logs and coordinate laboratory specimen processing and handling with appropriate lab supervisors.
  • Maintain multiple electronic regulatory documents files.
  • Maintain filing system for electronic and paper-based research records for each participant enrolled in the clinical studies to ensure compliance with HIPAA and IRB regulations and guidelines.
  • Assist with basic data management tasks such as running queries on existing databases, organizing and editing data, conducting reliability checks.
  • Will call participants with reminders of their appointments, post appointments to research calendars, and maintain logs of patient screening, surveys and visits, and compile mailings.
  • Prepare and organize data collection materials for participant visits, conducting the study visits, and collecting biological specimens. Compile test batteries, participant charts, and mailings.
  • Administer standardized surveys and neurocognitive assessments to research participants or their proxies via phone, or during clinic visits.
  • Assist the radiologist with reviewing participant scans for data entry.
  • Assist with submission of documents to the IRB.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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.

Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD
Starting Salary Range: $17.00 - $30.00 HRLY ($47,840 targeted; Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F 8:30-5
Exempt Status:Non-Exempt
Location:School of Medicine Campus
Department name: SOM Neuro Sur Spine
Personnel area: School of Medicine

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