General summary/purpose: The Division of Pediatric Nephrology is seeking a research program coordinator for a fulltime position. Some flexibility is required to meet patient needs.
This candidate would be responsible for coordinating multiple research studies that involve children, adolescents and young adults. In addition, the candidate would be responsible for managing a monthly multidisciplinary pediatric Obesity Hypertension clinic and for performing some cardiovascular measurements on clinic patients and research participants.
There will be frequent contact with patients and families, so an ability to work with a diverse patient population is essential! The research assistant must be organized and should be capable of balancing multiple tasks at once, acting independently, and performing proactively. At least one year of experience working in clinical research is preferred.
The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with the Division of Nephrology’s Senior Research Program Coordinator, as well as faculty/principal investigators, fellows, and staff in the Division. We are a collegial division where personal and professional development is encouraged in an environment of mutual respect.
Specific duties & responsibilities: • Screening, recruitment and enrollment of study participants in a clinical setting • Preparing IRB applications including changes in research and continuing reviews • Developing and updating study Manual of Procedures • Facilitating study visits and ensuring that study procedures are done in accordance with the study protocol and ethical guidelines • Oversight of physical examination measurements, phlebotomy, and specimen processing performed by our clinical research unit staff • Completion of training for cardiovascular measurements which the candidate would then obtain on study participants Communication with study participants to schedule study visits and promote study retention • Working with internal and external study monitors to ensure that proper documentation of all study procedures and administrative requirements • Primary collection of study data, data entry, and database management • Assisting faculty with study development including creation of data collection tools and promotional materials • Preparing for and attending the 1-2x/month Obesity Hypertension clinic to facilitate patient transfer between providers, to facilitate consenting of patients in a registry, to assist with cardiovascular assessments. • Opportunities for data analysis and contribution to scholarly products • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum qualifications (mandatory): Bachelor's degree in related discipline. Some related experience. Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Preferred qualifications: One year prior experience working in clinical research is preferred.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities: Excellent computer skills and organizational skills a must as well as attention to detail. Knowledge of software, including Microsoft Word and Excel is needed. Requires outstanding verbal communication and interpersonal skills with participants, Principal Investigators, and other team members. Interest in working with mentally ill/disadvantaged populations needed. Must be highly motivated, organized, personable, willing to learn, responsible, reliable, and efficient. Must be comfortable working with patient populations.
Technical qualifications or specialized certifications: n/a
Any specific physical requirements for the job: 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. Ability to see within normal parameters. Ability to hear within normal ranges. Ability to move about/travel distances easily and quickly.
Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator Working Title: Research Program Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.26 - $22.35 Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Mon - friday, 8;30 am to 5 pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10003086-SOM Ped Nephrology Personnel area: School of Medicine
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