University of Maryland, Baltimore Research Project Coordinator in Baltimore, Maryland

The University of Maryland, Baltimore Department of Pediatrics is seeking a Research Project Coordinator for the Division of Growth and Nutrition.The Research Project Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the day-to-day operations of research studies in the department. The position coordinates data maintenance, grant expenditure adherence, project evaluation, meeting scheduling, and research subject interfacing. Serves as a point of contact for study participants, research personnel and support staff. Adheres to good clinical practices, study protocols, and applicable regulations. The Research Project Coordinator conducts complex work and contributes to measurable team objectives. Uses discretion to provide solutions to issues. Performs work that is varied and that does not follow prescribed procedures or processes and is responsible for effective operations and use of resources, rather than clinical outcomes.

This is an exempt, regular position and offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and observed holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.

Essential Functions

  • Develop recruitment streams through doctor’s offices, community clinics, and other sources.

  • May advise participants of risks and benefits and gain their consent. Lead the collection and management of study data.

  • Supervise others who perform data entry. As appropriate, file forms and reports to the Office of Research and Development, or other campus entities.

  • Develop and/or produce reports of study data. Participate on literature reviews, analysis of data and preparation of reports, presentations and manuscripts. Have a role in publications or grant applications.

  • Assist Principle Investigator in development and management of budget and financial reporting.

  • Monitor activities to ensure compliance with protocols and all relevant local, federal, and state regulatory and institutional policies. Assist in budget development, expenditure adherence, and maintenance of inventory on equipment and supplies.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Sociology, Psychology, and Nursing or field study related to the research of the clinic. Master's degree preferred.

Consideration may be given for a unique combination of education and experience.*

*Bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field with at least 18 credits in a field related to the research, as appropriate, or Bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field with at least one year experience in a field directly related to the research. Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year experience.

Other:May require training related to occupational safety and health, environmental compliance, shipping of hazardous materials and/or ionizing radiation.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Possesses a knowledge of position requirements and able to perform position in compliance with all requirements/regulations/laws. Ability to understand and utilized scientific/medical terminology and research theory. Ability to gain knowledge and meet the reporting needs of UMB policies and practices for Institutional Review, Human Protections, Animal Protections, etc. Ability to maintain high standards with the work being performed and maintain awareness with trends and influences. Assumes personal responsibility for all outcomes; makes effective and timely decisions; and learns how to effectively use technology. Maintains productivity and uses knowledge strategies to increase knowledge base. Skill in continuously seeking to improve the quality of services and processes.

  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Writes and presents information in a clear and concise way. Interprets and understands written information and is able to listen attentively to verbal and non-verbal cues that lead to a deeper understanding.

  • Ability to work cooperatively with others and demonstrates professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others. Capable of interacting pleasantly and positively with other to meet customer expectations, and provide follow up with customers.

Hiring Range:Commensurate with education and experience.

If accommodations are needed, contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Job: *Exempt Staff

Organization: *Pediatrics

Title: Research Project Coordinator

Location: null

Requisition ID: 1700017D