General summary/purpose: This position is responsible for coordination of clinical research studies funded by an NIH NIA grant on physical resiliencies to clinical stressors among older adults. The Research Program Coordinator will serve as a coordinator working across two studies of resiliencies among patients a) undergoing knee replacement surgery and b) initiating hemodialysis.
This position will work closely with investigators and staff, including the lead study coordinators, on these studies and another related pilot study (among bone marrow transplant patients), to ensure timely accomplishment of study tasks and goals with high quality. Responsibilities will be primarily research-based recruitment and data collection but will require integration with other cores of this large grant project, including the measurement cores and the data management core.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Coordinating and overseeing daily study participant screening and testing schedules.
Recruiting and screening study participants by phone.
Obtaining informed consents from study participants.
Overseeing study data collection and database entry.
Instructing study participants on proper use of equipment for certain tests.
Performing physical and cognitive testing, vital signs, anthropometric measurements, fatigability testing, frailty assessment, and other tests as needed.
Administering quality of life and other questionnaires.
Maintaining research study patient compensation records.
Collaborating and working closely with investigators and clinical and research staff.
Triage issues that require input of investigators and others to ensure efficient resolution of issues.
Identify unmet needs and coordinate resources, with faculty and staff leaders, to address needs.
Ensure timely accomplishment of project tasks and goals with high quality.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelor's degree in a related discipline, and some related experience is required.
Additional experience helpful.
Additional experience may substitute for some education and some additional education may substitute for some experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Knowledge of and experience with clinical research practices and principles is required.
Strong organizational skills, high attention to detail, ability to work independently, and strong interpersonal skills are a must.
Must be experienced in handling multiple tasks at once, and working well as a member of a team.
A working knowledge of computers, including proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Word is required.
Candidate will be required to have an automobile in order to travel between several medical facilities in the Baltimore metropolitan area to help with recruitment and sample retrieval.
Master’s degree preferred; familiarity with research procedures, familiarity with administering survey instruments, and data analysis skills; trained in phlebotomy.
Transportation for travel to collaborating sites on the JHU East Baltimore campus and at the University of Maryland, as needed.
Type of Skills: Research coordination; good writing skills; good rapport with different types of people including for recruitment and interviewing
Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator Working Title: Research Program Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $14.14 - $19.44 per hour Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday ; 8:30a - 5pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 33-MD:Johns Hopkins Bayview Department name: 10002790-SOM DOM Bay Geriatric Medicine Personnel area: School of Medicine
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