Job Req ID:  111492

Research Program Coordinator

The Neuroplasticity and Development Lab and the Language Creation and Learning Lab are jointly seeking a Research Program Coordinator to coordinate, manage, and implement the research activities of the labs. Under the supervision of the faculty investigators, the Research Program Coordinator recruit's participants (including ASL signing participants); schedules and runs participants in behavioral, EEG, and fMRI experiments; implements experimental designs; maintains records of research participants (consent forms, HIPAA agreements, screening agreements); and assists with the general administration of the labs. Additional responsibilities of the Research Program Coordinator may include managing EEG and neuroimaging data analysis infrastructure, writing and maintaining the data analysis scripts, and performing analyses of EEG and neuroimaging data. This is a full-time position contingent on the availability of funds.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Working with Research Participants (50%)

  • Recruit D/deaf research participants.
  • Conduct recruitment efforts including consenting research participants, scheduling participant testing, conducting videophone and in-person screenings.
  • Coordinate participant visits, collect data, maintain records and regulatory documentation.

Data Management (20%)

  • Develop and implement experiments for behavioral testing.
  • Maintain data analysis server.
  • Conduct data analysis of behavioral, EEG, and neuroimaging data to determine proper recording of data, and whether data makes sense based upon calibrations and scientific hypothesis.
  • Maintain HIPAA-compliant participant database.
  • Maintain data archives.
  • Organize study files.

General Lab Administration (20%)

  • Collaborate with PIs on design and implementation of standard operating procedures.
  • Attend and take notes at lab meetings.
  • Supervise undergraduate research assistants.
  • Review scanning invoices for correctness.
  • Liaise between PBS and Cognitive Science administrative offices and other entities as necessary regarding invoice payments and other financial transactions.
  • Order lab supplies and maintain lab equipment as necessary.

Protocol Management (10%)

  • Collaborate with PI on IRB protocols.
  • Liaise between lab and IRB.
  • Prepare all necessary forms and paperwork related to research protocols.
  • Prepare and submit any Adverse and Serious Adverse Event Reports to JHU IRB.

Special Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; ability to work independently as well as in groups.
  • Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Experience working as part of the of ASL/Deaf/Hard of Hearing community.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in related discipline.
  • Additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, or related fields.
  • Computer programming skills (shell scripting, Python, and/or Java, C++ or similar).
  • Working knowledge of basic statistics and knowledge of statistical software (e.g., RStudio).
  • Some basic coursework in statistics.
  • Previous research experience in experimental psychology or cognitive neuroscience.



Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator 
Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/03/CD  
Starting Salary Range: $17.00 - $30.00 HRLY (Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: Homewood Campus 
Department name: Psychological and Brain Sciences  
Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences 

Total Rewards
The referenced base salary range represents the low and high end of Johns Hopkins University’s salary range for this position. Not all candidates will be eligible for the upper end of the salary range. Exact salary will ultimately depend on multiple factors, which may include the successful candidate's geographic location, skills, work experience, market conditions, education/training and other qualifications. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here:

Education and Experience Equivalency
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 Completing Studies
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.

Background Checks
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.

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Vaccine Requirements
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