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Research Coordinator


Site:Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Job Location: Bethesda - Montgomery County
Employment Type:Part Time

Description:

Looking for an exciting new career? Join our team! The Geneva Foundation is a non-profit organization which promotes and supports military medicine. The Foundation has built relationships with highly skilled, exceptionally motivated, world-recognized researchers and medical professionals and hires top-quality staff. By joining The Geneva Foundation, you will have an exciting and stimulating career in which you will advance, “The Future of Military Medicine. Today.”

The Research Coordinator oversees and administers research study and associated activities. Assists in project planning, and ensures that pre-established work scope, study protocol and regulatory requirements are followed. May recruit and coordinate research subjects, as appropriate, and serves as principle administration liaison for the project. Oversees and coordinates the provision of administrative and staff services to investigators; develops and maintains record keeping systems and procedures.

this study is seeking to identify healthy individuals during the pre-clinical phase of disease who are at sufficiently high risk for developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) so that a primary prevention strategy can be developed in the future.

Duties:

Duties include but are not limited to:

•Promote safety and confidentiality of research participants at all times
•Adhere to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Good Clinical Practices (GCP), Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), and infection control procedures
•Assist with self-report baseline assessment measures
•Assist with administrative logistics, including consenting research participants, data collection, and scheduling
•Plan and coordinate the initiation of research study protocol, and the implementation of operating policies and procedures
•Plan, implement and maintain data collection and analysis systems in support of research protocol; may coordinate the collection and analysis of research data
•Recruit, instruct and coordinate research subjects and/or volunteers, as appropriate to specific study objectives and work scope
•Coordinate the day-to-day activities of technical support staff specifically engaged in the carrying out of research/clinical protocol, as appropriate to the position; may perform aspects of research protocol, as required, in accordance with specified program objectives
•Organize and facilitate meetings, conferences, and other events associated with research activities; may perform and/or coordinate outreach activities, as appropriate to research objectives
•Document all correspondence and communication pertinent to the research
•Interact and communicate effectively with Principal Investigator, other site personnel, research participants, The Geneva Foundation, and the funding organization
•Comply with all the rules and regulations as applicable to assigned duty station
•Create and adhere to a data quality and quality assurance plan
•Assist with interim and annual reports. S/he will be the primary liaison at the data collection site and will be responsible for explaining the project to military personnel associated with the study
•Demonstrate proficiency in performing basic study related procedures
•Complete required and applicable research training needed to complete research
•Maintain and update files of all applicable regulatory documentation for IACUC or IRB (including protocols, approvals, amendments, modifications, etc.) as well as any communications with the sponsor or any other Federal or regulatory office (including prior approvals, change in scope, etc.)

Qualifications:

•Master's degree required
•2-4 years experience in clinical research preferred
•2-4 years non-profit, research, or healthcare experience desired
•Demonstrate competence in oral and written communication
•Must be organized, attentive to detail, and posses a positive, friendly and professional demeanor
•Must be flexible with changing priorities and able to communicate in a diplomatic and professional manner
•Computer skills including at least intermediate level experience with Excel and other Microsoft Office Software
•Knowledge of CFR, GCP and ICH guidelines




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