The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), School of Medicine is currently seeking a Research Project Coordinatorin Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology to participate in ongoing and new research and clinical trials related to osteoarthritis, autoimmune diseases (e.g., systemic lupus erythematous and rheumatoid arthritis). This position is responsible for recruiting and consenting volunteers for research studies; implementing research protocols including participant scheduling, interviews, data collection, data entry, data verification; collecting and transporting blood and other biological specimens, coordination of biorepository activities and documenting research activities; maintaining databases used to collect and analyze data, tracking protocols, as well as monitoring and evaluating entries in order to maintain compliance with Federal, State, and UMB regulations, policies and procedures. An ideal candidate will have a strong interest in medicine, public health and healthcare research.
**This is a PART-TIME (0.75FTE) position that is funded by grant projects**
UMB offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to eligible employees. This position receives an annual leave package starting with 22 accrued vacation days, 14 floating and observed holidays, 15 sick days, and 3 personal days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; professional learning and development opportunities; flexible schedules and teleworking options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
UMB requires all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be processed through Human Resources.
Assists with support of multiple research studies or clinical trial protocols.
Assists with screening subjects for research studies.
Oversees subject enrollment to ensure that informed consent is properly secured and documented. Assess eligibility of potential subjects through methods such as screening interviews, reviews of medical records, and discussions with research personnel.
Collects baseline and follow-up data from subjects, including verification of eligibility.
Obtains demographic information; may assess for adverse events, obtain concomitant medications and interview subjects for follow-up.
Makes recommendations concerning time saving methods in data collection.
Checks validity and accuracy of data, ensuring compliance with quality control requirements.
Ensure that goals and objectives specified for the research project are accomplished in accordance within priorities, time and funding limitations, or other specifications.
Assists Principal Investigators and research staff in the preparation of new protocol submissions, protocol amendments, and renewals of ongoing research studies.
Serves as the primary liaison to other departments, outside organizations, corporate sponsors, and product representatives to promote effective and efficient operation and use of resources.
Attends research study or clinical trial related meetings, (tele)conferences, as well as participating in any additional planning and development related activities.
Coordinates with Division Finance Team as well as Clinical Compliance & Budget Office.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree in Biology, Nursing, Sociology, Psychology, or field of study relating to clinical research.
Preffered Experience: At least two (2) years of research coordination experience with at least one (1) year experience of clinical research.
Other: May consider a combination of directly related experience and education.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to understand and utilize scientific/medical terminology and research theory in both oral and written communications.
Knowledge of best practice in research protocols and procedures.
Knowledge of human subject research, the regulations and policies surrounding it.
Ability to represent the Division, its research team, and its faculty in a professional manner.
Ability to keep patient information confidential, knowledge of HIPPA regulations.
Strong PC skills, ability to use web-based applications and programs.
Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively both orally and in writing with a variety of people both internally and externally.
Ability to prioritize, plan, and execute multiple complicated tasks in a timely manner serving as a project coordinator. Ability to take a lead role in performing and directing various advanced, routine, and other project-related maintenance procedures.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team in fast-paced, deadline driven environment, with minimal supervision.
Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
Excellent skills in the communication of scientific research and procedures.
Ability to gain new knowledge and meet the reporting needs of UMB policies and practices for Institutional Review, Human Protections as well in the execution of Data Use Agreements.
Phlebotomy experience highly desirable.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at HRJobs@umaryland.edu .
If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact HRDiversity@umaryland.edu . Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E3314C
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Part-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
Organization: School of Medicine - Department of Medicine
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.