Research Program Coordinator

Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD
Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator

Role/Level/Range: ACRO/3/CD

Salary: $15.77 - $$21.68

Status: Full-Time

Department: Oncology

Schedule: Monday-Friday/8:30-5p/40 hrs per week

Location: East Baltimore

Personnel area: School of Medicine

The Department of Oncology is seeking a Research Program Coordinator to work with study Principal Investigators. This role will be responsible for the collection and analysis of clinical research data for patients entered onto research protocols at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center and possibly, external institutions. The Research Program Coordinator is responsible for the organization, entry, maintenance and accuracy of patient clinical research data in a timely and ongoing manner. The Research Program Coordinator will also assist the principal investigator with the analysis and presentation of clinical research data. This may include producing tables and graphs with the clinical data, and contributing to the preparation of manuscripts for publication.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

* Collects, enters and compiles clinical data from a variety of clinical sources. Ensures accuracy and timeliness of data so that information may be used by the physician in treatment planning for individual patients, presentations and publication.

* Enter clinical data into database. Control data quality and maintain integrity, and correct errors in the database (if necessary). Maintain regulatory binders for all protocols. Detect and help solve logistical and technical problems.

* Provide information concerning trials to faculty and nursing staff concerning study rationale and conduct. Communicate project progress to investigators, funding and regulatory (IRB) agencies through periodic meetings and annual reports

* Obtain informed consent from patients.

* Collect, process, transport and ship specimens required by study protocols.

* Serve as liaison between multiple collaborators and disciplines, being responsible for the coordination of services and the communicating of pertinent information to all study participants.

* Verify scheduling of patient appointments, tests, and follow‑up visits at the appropriate time in the treatment cycle to ensure completion of protocol requirements. May design and compile materials which aid physicians/other staff in complying with protocol requirements for these visits and tests.

* Meet regularly with Principal Investigator, Research Nurse, and Research Program Manager to review data accuracy and overall study progress. Participates in all mandatory meetings to develop increasing knowledge of assigned clinical trial and Registry requirements.

* Prepares reports on individual patients or the study as required by the principal investigators and/or external agencies

* Assist the principal investigator with the analysis and presentation of clinical research data. This may include producing tables and graphs with the clinical data, and contributing to the preparation of manuscripts for publication.


BA/BS degree in a related discipline with course work in sciences/health care and some related experience required. Additional experience may substitute for some education, 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.


Eligibility for certification by a professional clinical research organization is desired.

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

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