Sr. Compliance Monitoring Specialist

Baltimore, MD

The Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research is seeking a Sr. Compliance Monitoring Specialist who will take the lead on compliance monitoring and regulatory management of several clinical trials involving the administration of psychoactive substances to both healthy and patient populations. The Sr. Compliance Monitoring Specialist will ensure the quality, accuracy, and integrity of clinical trial data and regulatory documents throughout the full lifecycle of multiple clinical trials.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage study progress by tracking regulatory submissions, recruitment, case report form (CRF) completion, and data query resolution.
  • Participate in risk assessments by reviewing studies for quality assurance and general content.
  • Develop standard and protocol-specific forms, trial-specific monitoring plans, and SOPs.
  • Ensure the collection and maintenance of required essential documents.
  • Assist in training new research staff regarding research compliance and regulatory documents.
  • Generate monitoring summary reports and communicate these findings to Investigators and Research Staff.
  • Verify that written informed consent is obtained before each subject's participation in the trial.
  • Verify that source documents, other trial records, and CRFs are accurate, complete, and legible and that CRF entries reflect the source.
  • Communicate deviations from the protocol, SOPs, GCP, and the applicable regulatory requirements to the investigator and take appropriate action designed to prevent the recurrence of the detected deviations.
  • Help study staff prepare for external audits. Participate in unscheduled internal reviews and compliance monitoring reviews on an as-needed basis.
  • Educate principal investigators and/or individual coordinators regarding study procedures, regulatory requirements, and other study responsibilities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Ability to work independently and exercise the judgment necessary.
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills and the ability to build effective relationships both internally and with outside regulatory officials (e.g. DEA, FDA).
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and human subject research.
  • Strong organizational, IT, and administration skills with attention to detail.
  • The candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Knowledge of IRB and FDA guidelines.

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA/BS in medical research or scientific discipline, health care related, or other appropriate discipline preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience with clinical trials/medical research required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Clinical Research Associate (CCRA) credentialing is preferred.
  • Experience with quality assurance or clinical trial auditing/monitoring, and/or good clinical practice preferred.



Classified Title: Sr. Compliance Monitoring Specialist 

Working Title: Sr. Compliance Monitoring Specialist   

Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD  

Starting Salary Range: $54,080-$74,390-$94,710 Annually (Commensurate with experience) 

Employee group: Full Time 

Schedule: Monday thru Friday 8:30 -5:00 

Exempt Status: Exempt 

Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview 

Department name: 10003297-SOM Psy Bay Behavioral Pharm Rserch Unit 

Personnel area: School of Medicine 


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