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Johns Hopkins University Sr. Research Program Coordinator in Baltimore, Maryland

The Department of General Internal Medicine is seeking a Senior Research Program Coordinator (Sr. RPC) who will provide research support to investigators within the HIV Outcomes Program. The RPC will work closely with the Operations Manager of the HIV Outcomes Program to develop and execute research policies and procedures for the main studies of the Program. This individual will assist the investigator(s) within the program to develop the Standard Operating procedures (SOP) for study recruitment, retention and execution. This role includes identifying potential patients for the studies, confirming that patients meet eligibility criteria for enrolling studies, and ensuring procedures are following for obtaining informed consent.

The Sr Research Program Coordinator will supervise the research staff who are responsible for study consent and conducting research surveys in the clinic. This individual will assist in the collection of data (e.g., interviews), medical record review, and in other data collection activities for the main studies of the HIV Outcomes Program, and provide cross cover when staff are out. This individual will interface with the research laboratory staff to ensure that biological specimens are handled safely and transported to the research lab following SOP. The Sr RPC supports behavior and conduct that is conducive for clinical study recruitment and collaboration between the clinical staff and research staff. The Direct Supervisor is Jeanne Keruly, CRNP.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develops and maintains SOPs.

  • Regularly attends scheduled continuing education programs to ensure current knowledge of procedures, protocols and clinical care issues.

  • Works collaboratively with other project staff to meet study goals and deliverables.

  • Develops and implements systems for monitoring, reporting, and quality assurance activities.

  • Ensures program quality, research fidelity, and adherence to project goals and timelines.

  • Produces reports as needed for the project.

  • Works closely with Co-PI’s to ensure adherence to regulatory requirements for the study.

  • Works with investigators to identify, recruit and enroll study participants.

  • Reviews reports to assess for study eligibility in preparation for weekly recruitment.

  • Conducts screening for study participation.

  • Documents study eligibility in research database.

  • Educates study subjects on the study protocol and obtains informed consent.

  • Administers surveys to the participants.

  • Other duties as assigned.

This description is a general statement of required duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor's Degree in related discipline required.

  • Three years related experience required.

  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of clinical research, HIV disease and related illnesses.

  • Excellent communication skills and in concepts of personnel supervision.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with patients and perform study related activities.

  • Ability to perform and comprehensively review electronic and paper medical records. With instruction, ability to interpret aspects of the clinical medical record and laboratory studies used in the care of the patient for transcription to study forms.

  • Advanced use of Microsoft Word products such as Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint to develop research materials and reports.

  • Ability to conduct simple queries using applications such as Access and SQL in the development of reports used to monitor studies.

  • Demonstrated self-management (i.e. motivation, time-management, adaptability).

  • Decision-making skills.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills.

Physical Requirements:

  • Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.

  • Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.

  • Finger dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm, for example, using a keyboard.

  • Communication skills, using the spoken word.

  • Ability to see within normal parameters.

  • Ability to hear within normal ranges.

  • Ability to move about.

Organizational Relationships:

  • Principal Investigator/Director: Richard D. Moore, MD, MHS

  • Co-investigator/Manager: Jeanne Keruly, MS, CRNP

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: Sr. Research Program Coordinator

Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB

Starting Salary Range: $39,310 - $54,060 annually (commensurate with experience)

Employee group: Full Time

Schedule: M-F 8:30-5:00

Exempt Status: Exempt

Location: ​​​​​​​School of Medicine Campus

Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM DOM General Internal Medicine

Personnel area: School of Medicine

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu . For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

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The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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