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Job Req ID:  9167

Research Program Coordinator

General summary/purpose:


We are seeking a research assistant to coordinate clinical and laboratory based studies related to HIV cure. This position will involve approximately 25% effort for clinical study recruitment and 75% effort for laboratory technician duties related to these studies.  The individual should be able to review and abstract medical records to determine study eligibility, and have good communication skills to consent study participants.   In addition, the individual have experience performing laboratory assays involving PCR and basic tissue culture.  A good understanding of HIV infection is helpful.


Specific duties & responsibilities:


Review medical records to determine study eligibility. Communicate with providers about studies.  Recruit and consent eligible subjects.   Perform study related procedures which may include data collection, record tracking, phlebotomy and transport of study samples. Create documents and processes to recruit, and track study subjects. Assist with regulatory requirements of studies.  Perform lab test and/or experiments, which may include PCR and basic tissue culture assays.  Use universal safety precautions to protect self and co-workers from biohazardous materials, including blood-borne pathogens.



Bachelor's degree in related discipline and some related experience required. 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. Master’s degree in health-related field is desirable.

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.


Minimum of 1 year of experience in a health care research setting coordinating studies is preferred.  Knowledge of HIV biology and clinical disease, laboratory assessments and treatment is desirable. Experience and/or training in infectious diseases or microbiology are desirable.


Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 


Good interpersonal and communication skills necessary; High degree of motivation and ability to prioritize assigned work necessary. Basic skills in MS Excel.




Classified title:  Research Program Coordinator

Role/Level/Range: ACRO/3/CD

Starting Salary Range: 32,822 -45,115

Employee group: Full-Time

Employee subgroup: Non-Exempt

Schedule: Working 40 hours per week; Monday-Friday 8:30-5pm with some flex time

Location: 733 North Broadway; Room 870





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During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.


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