the Research Coordinator collaborates with the PI and research collaborators in reaching research goals in the Department. The Research Coordinator must be adaptable in order to carry out research protocols. The position requires a considerable degree of responsibility, flexibility and independence to perform diverse duties related to collecting, analyzing and archiving data. The ideas and suggestions of the Research Coordinator will be important for the success of any projects undertaken. Thus the ability to comprehend the goals of a project and the willingness to learn new skills and methods appropriate to ongoing or new research are necessary.
1. Responsible for preparation of IRB required materials (ex. protocol application and related forms, changes in research, reports of adverse events, etc.); as well as preparation of compliance and regulatory documentation for local (i.e. the Institutional Review Board), state and federal (ex. FDA) agencies and any other pertinent entity (ex. study sponsor).
2. Responsible for coordinating day-to-day clinical trial and research study activities to include, but not be limited to: a) implementing study protocol procedures; b) participant recruitment and scheduling, c) scheduling and coordination of study procedures (i.e. diagnostic and laboratory testing, behavioral evaluations, etc.) with in-house staff as well as with non-KKI/JHH service providers; d) obtaining test results, ensuring that they are reviewed by clinicians, and completing appropriate documentation.
3. Responsible for communicating directly with research collaborators, study sponsor, study vendors, and other patient service providers regarding progress of the study, shipment and receipt of samples, banked samples, and/or data.
4. Attending study-related meetings, conferences, teleconferences, as well as participating in any additional planning- and development-related activities, as needed.
5. Responsible for research data management in accordance with protocols established by Investigators or sponsors to include, but not be limited to, a) data entry, b) data transfer, c) data archiving, d) data maintenance, e) data analysis, and f) communication with research collaborators regarding data-related study progress, issues, and problems, as applicable.
6. Responsible for data analysis which includes performing statistical analyses, presentation of results, and initial data interpretation.
7. Responsible for general administrative work related to assigned study(ies), including but not limited to processing subject reimbursements and incentives, inventory and ordering supplies, organizing billing of services, etc.
8. Collaborates with research team to assist in preparation of compiling and documenting the results of ongoing studies, for conference and meeting presentations, peer-reviewed manuscript and poster submissions, and grants. A range of participation is possible, from preparing results for papers and abstracts to first authorship; also includes attending conferences and presenting current research.
9. Assistance with preparation of trial/study related materials progress reports, and any other research execution/implementation pertinent documentation.
10. Will work closely with Principal Investigator in developing and implementing standard operating procedures.
11. Will represent the Unit at departmental meetings and site visits with Sponsors.
• BA/BS degree required.
• BA/BS degree in a related discipline (e.g. neuropsychology, neuroscience, psychology, biology, premed, epidemiology, bioengineering, biochemistry, etc.) preferred
• MA/MS preferred.
• Two years’ experience working in a human subject research or clinical care environment involving genetics, clinical medicine, psychology or comparable relevant social sciences required. Three years preferred
• Previous professional experience with multi-site and investigator-initiated research protocols.