Research Program Coordinator
The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is seeking a Research Program Coordinator to lead the operations of three behavioral intervention pilot trials. The research program coordinator will work under the supervision of the pilot PIs, Dr. Martha Abshire and Dr. Sarah Szanton.

Under the direction of the Principal Investigators, the Research Program Coordinator will be primarily responsible for overseeing communication among team members, recruitment, data collection and monitoring, adherence to intervention protocols, and day-to day study logistics.

Ideal candidates are self-motivated, have strong verbal and written communication skills, excel in building relationships and partnerships with community stakeholders, have strong organizational skills with attention to detail and are able to handle multiple priorities work and meet deadlines. Flexibility, organization and critical thinking skills are essential. Strong knowledge and skills in older adult and caregiving research, cardiovascular risk assessment, hypertension research is preferred.

The three intervention trials are as follows:
  • HEROIC waitlist pilot trial: testing a novel multi-component intervention tailored to caregiver goals, HEart failure Resilience Intervention for Caregivers (HEROIC), to improve preventive health behaviors, reduce caregiver burden and improve QOL among HF caregivers
  • Psychosocial needs of Diverse Women in the year after a Cardiac ICU Stay - understanding the needs of women with serious CVD in the year following an ICU stay and developing a family-centered intervention to meet psychosocial needs
  • CAPABLE Family pilot trial: testing an adaptation of the CAPABLE program for older adults with mild cognitive impairment or early stage dementia and their care partners

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the project PIs, the Research Coordinator's responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Research Project Management
  • Lead study meetings and provide update on recruitment, retention and data collection
  • Manage agendas, note taking, and follow-ups for project-related and research group meetings and conference calls
  • Supporting interdisciplinary team members (clinician interventionists, recruiters, PIs as needed)
  • Assist with drafting and monitoring of IRB protocols for patient-partnered research
  • Contribute to annual reports from project sponsors

Research Participant Recruitment, Enrollment & Engagement
  • Lead recruitment partner communication
  • Manage 2+ research assistant recruiters, assigning weekly tasks and checking in as needed
  • Oversee consent, enrollment, and randomization of research participants
  • Follow up with participants as necessary (including in waitlist control arm)

Data Acquisition & Analysis
  • Input records and data management in systems such as Excel, REDCap, Access, or similar system
  • Manage REDCap database, including design, data entry and quality control
  • Lead operations of scheduling and conducting interviews
  • Conduct semi-structured interviews with research participants
  • Collect baseline and ongoing feedback from study participants
  • Prepare summaries in varying visual and narrative formats
  • Assist with coding and analysis of qualitative data
  • Assist with data cleaning and analysis
  • Design and implement procedural adjustments to increase accuracy and efficiency of data collection and entry process
  • May be involved in some basic data analysis
  • Assist with preparation of data for reports and presentations
  • Contribute to reports, publications, project summaries and grant proposals

  • Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
    • Bachelor's Degree in related discipline.
    • Some related experience.
    • 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:
    • Some relevant experience or interest related to current research projects: aging, disabilities, caregiving, behavioral interventions, cardiovascular assessment, and hypertension
    • Experience working with older adults
    • Experience with database management (REDCap or equivalent)
    • Experience with human-centered design, community-based research, or community engagement

    Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator
    Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/03/CD
    Starting Salary Range: $16.42 - $22.57/hr (commensurate with experience)
    Employee group: Full Time
    Schedule: Mon - Fri
    Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
    Location: School of Nursing
    Department name: Research Administration
    Personnel area: School of Nursing

    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.

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    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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