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Sr. Research Program Coordinator

Sr. Research Program Coordinator
We are seeking a highly motivated, detail oriented and proactive Sr. Research Program Coordinator who will be responsible for coordinating the clinical research program for the Center for Substance Use and Infectious Disease Care Integration. The role will support the conduct of long-term NIH-funded or other investigator-initiated research protocols and clinical trials. These activities will include study protocol development and implementation, participant recruitment and other administrative aspects of research related issues. The Coordinator will also assist with the education and guidance of undergraduate and medical students and residents on the conduct of clinical research.

The Coordinator will contribute to all aspects of the work including IRB applications, in depth qualitative interviews of study participants, data collection, creation of Standard Operating Procedures for protocols and literature reviews. The Coordinator will also support qualitative research needs of studies, contribute to grants and manuscripts as needed and directed by the Principal Investigator.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities
  • Coordinate the implementation of study protocols.
  • Coordinate the day-to- day activities of multiple complex clinical research studies and assist in study design.
  • Recruit research participants including active injection drug users from Baltimore into research studies.
  • Administer detailed questionnaire to assess drug use practices, social network (friends and family) characteristics and health care access related behaviors.
  • Participate in development of research protocols and standard operating procedures.
  • Ensure adherence to protocols.
  • Coordinate all activities of research study to assure validity of findings.
  • Oversee record management for research study. Set up database using Excel, Access, Redcap or similar systems.
  • Organize and quality control raw data, perform self-audits and audits other sites.
  • Serve as a resource for clinicians involved in study in regard to protocol requirements.
  • Abstract medical data from charts requiring some interpretation.
  • Development of qualitative interview guides with guidance and supervision.
  • Conduct qualitative interviews.
  • Coding and analysis of qualitative data.
  • Participate in study meetings, provide updates on protocol implementation status and make recommendations on implementation issues.
  • Conduct literature reviews.
  • Contribute to manuscripts for scientific publication and or presentation.
  • Participate in developing study budgets.
  • Oversee budget expenditures for study operations.
  • Supervise research program coordinators and students on research rotations.
  • Assist with the orientation and training of junior research staff in Institutional Review Board protocol, clinical research information, Good Clinical Practices as it applies to research.
  • Assist with the education and guidance of undergraduate and medical students, fellows, and residents in how to conduct clinical research, protocol review, IRB application submission, quality assurance/quality improvement projects, and advice on navigating the Hopkins research systems.
  • Assist the Principal Investigator in preparing for audits.
  • Meet regularly with Principal Investigator and other study team members regarding overall study progress and participate in other meetings as required.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in related discipline.
  • Three years related experience.
  • Basic computer skills are required.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
  • Must attend the JHU bio-safety course.
  • Must attend training in the use of electronic scheduling and medical record systems. Certification must be obtained within 12 months of date of hire.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's Degree preferred.

Special Knowledge Skills & Abilities
  • Proficiency in the use of software applications, databases, spreadsheets, and word processing.
  • Independent thinker and problem solver.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Professional attitude and outlook.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Able to work independently to complete tasks and to work well with others.

Classified Title: Sr. Research Program Coordinator
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB
Starting Salary Range: $40,100 - $55,140 - $70,180 Annually (Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: School of Medicine Campus
Department name: 10002813-SOM DOM Infectious Disease
Personnel area: School of Medicine

Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University's good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here:

Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:

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 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.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate's conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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