Sr. Research Program Coordinator
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General Internal Medicine is seeking a Sr. Research Program Coordinator who will have clinical trial experience, particularly with managing pragmatic clinical trials that interface with clinical care. This individual will be responsible for day-to-day implementation of the project and will work closely with Dr. Bennett (PI) and this team of investigators on all aspects of the study, particularly with screening, consenting participants, conducting randomization visits, supervising the data collectors, producing study reports and updating the study team.

The Sr. Research Program Coordinator will assist the Research Manager to ensure data entry, cleaning and data entry procedures occur, with data quality assurance assessments and the preparation of Safety Officer reports. They will work closely across the 6 -8 clinical sites and be present at their practice meetings to ensure integration of the intervention into prenatal care practice. Along with Dr. Bennett, the project coordinator will establish the trial's center of operations at the Johns Hopkins University Welch Center in Baltimore.

Core elements of our coordination plans are: 1) Establish working units for Screening/recruitment/enrollment/data collection, intervention assistance, data management and analysis; 2) Centrally train and re-train all data collection and embedded health coaches with common protocols; and 3) Carefully plan recruitment, enrollment and active intervention delivery across the clinical sites; 4) Supervise research assistants and data collectors.

About the Research Study:
  • Healthy for 2/Healthy for U (H42/H4U) Trail is a NIH-NIDDK-funded pragmatic randomized controlled trial to assess the effect of remotely delivered health coaching on pregnancy weight gain. The intervention will be integrated into prenatal care at JHH, JHMBC and JHCP clinical sites.
  • The H42/H4U intervention has 4 main components:
  • Health coaching remote communication - i.e. phone calls, MyChart or email or text messages or video calls— paced with gestational week and prenatal visits
  • Interactive web-based platform with learning activities (focused on healthy diet, physical activity and wellness), behavioral goal setting functionality, tools for communicating with health coaches (via text, email and video)
  • Weight/diet/physical mobile activity trackers
  • Referrals to community health workers (CHWs) and community resources.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for helping to develop, coordinate, implement and manage all aspects
  • Manages protocol in the IRB
  • Assists with all aspects of maintaining and updating and reporting in REDCap
  • Coordinates and helps to run (along with the study PI) the weekly team meetings
  • Highlights issues with participants, including missed study visits
  • Serves as a point person with other studies (e.g., MACCHE studies)
  • Creates and maintains manuals of procedures for recruitment, data collection and data analysis; assists with manuals of procedures for intervention
  • Carries out study screening, consent and randomization/enrollment visits; mails study packets and scales to participants
  • Monitors study retention:
  • Mails and maintains logs of gift cards and other incentives
  • Assists in the develop of retention strategies, particularly for the Control group, including the Facebook pages, newsletters, birth and birthday cards
  • Implements and reports on all retention metrics
  • Assists with management of safety reporting to NIH, IRB and the Safety Officer
  • Recognizes safety concerns among participants and assists with management and coordination with providers and study PI
  • Coordinates communication and meetings for
  • Weekly team meetings, including small meetings and trainings with RA's
  • Work Groups - Recruitment and Retention, Intervention, Data Collection, Data Analysis
  • Stakeholder Advisory Group's meetings and coordinates their agendas and followup
  • Monthly Study Oversight meetings
  • Works as the liaison/“face of the study” (along with the Coach Managers), to be present at clinical staff meetings and rotate ‘appearances' at the clinical sites for recruitment, retention and intervention and coordinates intervention logistics in close collaboration with them, including intervention timing, space and staff needs, as well as data collection
  • Helps to hire and supervise the research assistants and data collectors; assists with data collection when needed
  • Develops and implements quality control procedures for recruitment and data collection, including a protocol for conducting home visits
  • Develops quality assessment metrics for data collectors and helps to organize their time at sites and with home or pediatric visits
  • Provides other duties as assigned

  • Decision Making:
    • Makes decisions and establishes work priorities.
    • Candidate is responsible for carrying out duties and responsibilities under the supervision of the PI.

    Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
    • Bachelor's Degree in related discipline required.
    • Three (3) years of related experience required.
    • MPH or MS in relevant field preferred. Previous research study experience strongly preferred.
    • Additional education may substitute for required experience, 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. 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.

    Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilites:
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel and basic statistical software.
    • Understanding of basic statistics and qualitative data collection (interviews) and analysis.
    • Candidate must have excellent computer and organizational skills.
    • Knowledge of clinical research practices and principles.
    • Ability to work well as a member of a team.
    • Must work well independently, able to set goals and meet required deadlines.
    • Independent decision making/trouble shooting abilities.
    • Excellent communication skills.
    • Excellent organization skills.
    • Ability to work on multiple and competing priorities.
    • Interest in pregnant women and maternal health.
    • Understanding of clinical care and workflows.

    Physical Requirements:
    • Ability to travel to clinical sites

    Classified Title: Sr. Research Program Coordinator
    Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB
    Starting Salary Range: $39,310 - $54,060 annually (commensurate with experience)
    Employee group: Full Time
    Schedule: M-F, 9-5
    Exempt Status: Exempt
    Location: School of Medicine Campus
    Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM DOM General Internal Medicine
    Personnel area: School of Medicine

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