We are seeking a Senior Research Program Coordinator who will oversee the administrative and scientific implementation of clinical trials and investigator-initiated research (IR) protocols for the Greenberg Center for Skeletal Dysplasia's in the Department of Genetic Medicine. The initial phase of clinical research implementation will involve preparation of the IRB application, contract, and budget by coordinating communication among the funding agency, the JH Office of Research Administration (ORA), the IRB and the PI.
Once prepared, daily responsibilities will involve all aspects of clinical trial and IR protocol execution. This includes development of SOPs for subject study visits; communicating with study participants before, during and after research visits; maintaining study records locally and in study-specific online databases; ongoing IRB communication of adverse events, annual renewals, and regulatory notifications; responding to sponsor data queries; and local preparation for CRO and FDA site visits. Emphasis on ability to work independently to implement clinical trials and IR protocols in collaboration with PI.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Participate in development, testing and evaluation of manuals, questionnaires, and coding structures, for the efficient collection of data.
Prepare institutional review board application from industry protocol or IR-developed protocol.
Participate in budget preparation for clinical trials in conjunction with the PI, sponsor, and ORA.
Facilitate communication among ORA, sponsor, and PI for contract negotiations.
Establish local study activity scheduling and payment.
Recruitment of study subjects, in conjunction with PI, collaborators.
Oversee data collection at our Johns Hopkins site for the multi-center Global BioMarin Trial 302, the multi-center Global Alexion Trial 501; and. the multi-center National Clarity /Redcap 2 Study.
Maintain Clinical Research Management System (CRMS) study participant database through Johns Hopkins.
Accurate Data entry into the CRMS database, the BioMarin Imedidata Global database for 302, the Rave HPP Registry for the Alexion 501 study, the Redcap Clarity database, Respond to all inquiries from the CRO's in the database.
Organize, review, and edit raw data with PI to make appropriate data revisions.
Prepare required documents and materials for site visits.
Attend and coordinate site visits.
Follow up and complete all site visit recommendations.
Maintain ongoing invoicing with study sponsor and Program Administrator.
Maintain IRB approval and notifications of adverse events.
Training ICTR/CRU personnel for study.
Scheduling of all patients in GCRC Online for all clinical research activities.
Scheduling of all patients for all visits for all activities.
Obtain informed consent under supervision of PI.
Accurate completion of all study forms.
Biologic sample mailing.
Accompany subjects for all study activities.
Obtaining research meds from research pharmacy for study patients.
Present data for internal meetings and study monitors. Assist with the presentation preparation of projects/data at medical meetings.
Assist with protocol development of sub-studies.
Abstract and index information based on knowledge of subject matter.
Perform self-audits for assigned studies and audit multiple personnel data entries for the BioMarin 302 study and collaborator entries for the Redcap clarity study.
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelor's Degree in related discipline.
Three years related experience. Additional education can substitute for experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.*
* JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. 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.
** Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
Clinical research experience, including IRB application and maintenance process.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Ability to work in MS Excel, MS Access, and MS Word required.
Attention to detail, as well as the ability to work independently.
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.
Communication skills using the spoken word.
Ability to see and hear within normal parameters; lift, carry, move supplies, computers, glassware, etc.
Ability to move about workspace.
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: Mon- Fri 8:30 am - 5 pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM Genetics Greenberg Ctr Skel Dysplasi Personnel area: School of Medicine
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