Research Program Coordinator
We are seeking a Research Program Coordinator who will provide support for the Department of Dermatology and the Neurofibromatosis Therapeutic Acceleration Program (NTAP) within the Department of Neurology. This role will assist in the logistical and operational tasks of the Natural History Study of Cutaneous Neurofibromas in People with Neurofibromatosis type 1 and report to the Sr. Research Program Coordinator II.

This position will be responsible for capturing photographs for clinical research purposes using a sophisticated medical camera system. Training on the use of this system will be provided before independent use of the equipment. In addition, the Research Program Coordinator will collect biologic samples and patient-reported outcome tools in the form of questionnaires. This role will also be responsible for the organization, entry, maintenance and accuracy of clinical research data collected as part of this study during participant visits. In addition, they will assist in the conduct of several research projects being run through the Cutaneous Translational Research Program (CTReP) in Dermatology.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
  • It is the responsibility of this position to coordinate protocol implementation by obtaining whole-body medical photographs using the VECTRA 3D whole-body camera system. Photos will be obtained once yearly for each study participant; weekend appointments will be included.
  • In addition, the Research Program Coordinator will collect from each participant either a saliva or buccal swab sample on their first study visit; prior experience on saliva or buccal swab collection is not required, but appropriate training will be completed before working with patients.
  • During each study appointment, this individual will also administer surveys to be completed by the subjects electronically using a tablet or a computer.
  • In addition, other CTReP related responsibilities will be assigned as well.
  • Coordination of study clinic visit.
  • Help patients navigate the required tasks.
  • Comply with administrative pieces of research, institutional review board (IRB) mandates, REDCap data entry, and related issues.
  • Ensure adherence to protocols. Working and guiding patients through study activities.
  • Perform study dictated activities using independent judgment.
  • Oversee record management for research study.
  • Serve as resource for clinicians involved in study in regards to protocol requirements.
  • Abstract medical data from charts requiring interpretation.
  • Prepare reports relating to study accrual, study trends, and efficiency related issues.
  • May assist in coordinating study meetings for coordinating center and maintain a good line of communication with study leadership and the Dermatology Department faculty and staff.
  • Participate in study meetings and provide update on protocol implementation status and make recommendations on operational issues.
  • Prepare for study audits.
  • Ensure upkeep of office supplies, devices, and materials.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
  • Bachelor's Degree in related discipline.
  • Some related experience.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.*

* JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for the required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

** Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Completion of an approved medical training program beyond high school (i.e., PCT Training Program, Nursing Technician) with training and experience in phlebotomy.
  • Completion of an approved phlebotomy course.
  • Minimum of one (1) year hands-on patient care experience in a hospital setting providing patient care is preferred.
  • Nursing Assistant Certification from the Maryland Board of Nursing is preferred.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Effective communicator with excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
  • Highly organized, and able to multi-task with a keen attention to detail, set priorities, and meet deadlines within an independent, self-directed work environment.
  • Must be able to interact effectively with study participants with diverse backgrounds, including pediatric participants and their parents.
  • The eligible candidate must successfully complete training on the use of the VECTRA 360 Whole-body camera system.
  • Be an effective communicator with excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
  • Highly organized, and able to multi-task with a keen attention to detail, set priorities, and meet deadlines within an independent, self-directed work environment.
  • Must be able to interact effectively with study participants with diverse backgrounds, including pediatric participants and their parents.
  • Employee demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on their unit.
  • Demonstrates ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs.
  • Demonstrates age appropriate communication skills.
  • Has experience or will be trained in using REDCap, Outlook, Microsoft software (Word and Excel).
  • Phlebotomy skills are preferred.

Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:
  • Excel, basic knowledge of statistics, Redcap.

Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD
Starting Salary Range: $16.42 - $22.57/hr (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F, 8:30am - 5pm
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: School of Medicine Campus
Department name: SOM Der Research Division
Personnel area: School of Medicine

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at [email protected]. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit and all other JHU applicants should visit

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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