Job Req ID:  109869

Research Program Coordinator

The Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit is seeking a Research Program Coordinator who reports to the Research Program Supervisor. The Research Program Coordinator will oversee the day-to-day activities of a research project including recruitment, screening, and data collection, under the direction of the Principal Investigator (PI) and supervision of the Research Program Supervisor (RPS).

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Oversee research studies to include experimental research sessions.
  • Ensure research protocol is followed by the research team.
  • Oversee data collection and back up.
  • Oversee the recruitment and ensure the attainment of recruitment goals.
  • Ensure the availability of test area facilities, supplies, and required protocol personnel in preparation for participant visits.
  • Implement protocol changes and ensure that the study team is appropriately trained.
  • Ensure appropriate study documentation.
  • Prepare study materials for bi-annual quality assurance checks.
  • Assist with the preparation of study reports, publications, and presentations.
  • Conduct and present at study team meetings.
  • Oversee study teams and report study activities to the PI and Postdoc as appropriate.
  • Promptly relay staff issues to the RPS (within 48 hours) and assist with issue resolution.
  • Provide backup in the event of staff absences, scheduling conflicts, and other program needs. Become conversant with protocols other than primary assignment and provide training or back-up for these protocols.
  • Contribute to BPRU initiatives outside of study-related tasks. Such responsibilities may include mentoring of new staff, assisting with events, leading new program initiatives, and performing document and data checks.
  • Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.

Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Ability to interact with faculty and staff on research teams, in clinical programs, and with educational outreach initiatives to strategize about their communication needs.
  • Attention to detail. Good proofreading skills.
  • Excellent oral communication skills to deal effectively within and outside the department and to carry out protocols with human volunteers of diverse socio-economic and racial backgrounds.
  • Excellent written communications skills in a variety of forms, print material, website content, speeches, and publicity materials.
  • Knowledge of graphic design and typography.
  • Skilled in computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Publisher, Macintosh personal computers.
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn about the work of the department as well to acquire new technical skills as needed.
  • Excellent organizational skills to work effectively in an environment that requires balancing multiple assignments and verification of data sets.
  • Ability to interact effectively with individuals at all levels and from diverse cultures.
  • Ability to make decisions and work and act independently while keeping investigators informed.
  • Interpersonal and interview skills required to carry out protocols with human volunteers.
  • Experience with statistical software.

Physical Requirements

  • Able to sit in a normal seated position for extended periods.
  • Able to reach by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
  • Finger dexterity required, able to manipulate objects with fingers rather than the entire hand(s) or arm(s), e.g., use of a computer keyboard.
  • Communication skills using the spoken word.
  • Ability to see within normal parameters.
  • Ability to hear within normal range.

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.



Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator 
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD  
Starting Salary Range: Min $34,842-Max $60,944 Annually ($47,840 budgeted commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday thru Friday/ 8:30am - 5:00pm 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview
Department name: ​​​​​​SOM Psy Bay Behavioral Pharm Rserch Unit
Personnel area: School of Medicine 


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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.

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