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Job Req ID:  90036

Research Program Coordinator

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is seeking a Research Program Coordinator who will coordinate the implementation of two or more research protocols, as well as ongoing administrative processes related to these studies. This position will screen and enroll research subjects for a complex multi-site clinical study and provide continued monitoring, ensuring that all protocols are followed and status reporting, billing, and other regulatory components are performed correctly.


The Research Program Coordinator position involves working directly with research subjects to systematically conduct standardized psychophysical, electrophysical, behavioral, and psychological assessments and maintain records of testing. A variety of computer-controlled laboratory sensory testing devices will be used, including: thermal sensory analyzers, algometers, von frey filaments, cold water baths, etc. This position will also involve coordination with other staff to ensure these tests are conducted at specific time-points and will involve using this equipment to study human subjects at least 50% of the time.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Telephone screening candidates to determine eligibility of potential volunteers for a project
  • Coordinate staff and resources required for study procedures. Ensure completion of interventions, study measures and instruments
  • Responsible for recruitment of subjects and implementing recruitment procedures. Verifies patient eligibility for studies by comparing patient history and clinical laboratory results with protocol requirements. Confirms patient registrations and relevant data points in databases
  • Explain study procedure to participants and obtain informed consent
  • Use software to manage, track and report flow of subjects through protocols
  • Handle relevant subject biological specimens and follow protocol requirements
  • Verify scheduling of patient appointments, tests, and follow‑up visits at the appropriate time in the treatment cycle to ensure completion of protocol requirements. Schedule transportation for study volunteers visits as needed
  • Design and compile materials, which aid Investigators/other staff in complying with protocol requirements
  • Conduct standardized psychophysical, electrophysical, behavioral, and psychological assessments and maintain records of testing
  • Check for accuracy and ensuring proper storage of data. Ensure timely data entry
  • Work closely with data manager to assist in quality control procedures
  • Assists with regulatory work across studies, including IRB, DSMB, and other required submissions and reporting
  • Assists with preparation for monitoring and audits of studies. May corrects errors in database when necessary. May write responses to audit reports with input from the Principal Investigator
  • Prepare and distribute summary reports for research meetings as scheduled
  • Coordinate and notify study team members of study meetings and tasks needing completion
  • Will design and create protocol‑specific case report forms as needed
  • Coordinates research protocols with investigators and external research colleagues for multi-site studies.
  • Maintains good working knowledge of all assigned protocols and reporting requirements
  • Works on complex clinical studies, which require a high level of knowledge, coordination, and data abstraction
  • Perform administrative and clerical tasks as needed, including ordering supplies
  • A variety of computer-controlled laboratory sensory testing devices will be used including: thermal sensory analyzers, algometers, von frey filaments, cold water baths, etc.
  • Equipment related to blood draws includes IV lines, needles, vials, and various other processing equipment and supplies.
  • This position involves using this equipment to study human subjects 50% of the time.
  • The position also involves teaching subjects how to use a variety of study equipment used for ambulatory monitoring.
  • The position involves frequent/regular contact with research subjects and a variety of medical professionals.
  • The may involve travel to the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine campus and/or the University of Maryland Baltimore campus.
  • The position may involve supervision of unpaid volunteers and student employees performing data entry.
  • The position reports directly to the laboratory manager or study investigator.


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory)

  • Bachelor's Degree in related discipline.
  • Some related experience.


* 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

  • 2-3 years prior related research experience with human subjects strongly preferred.


Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:  

  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to interact with faculty and staff on research teams, in clinical programs, and with educational outreach initiative to strategize about their communication needs.
  • Attention to detail a must.
  • Good proofreading skills.
  • Excellent oral communication skills to deal effectively within and outside the department.
  • Excellent written communications skills.
  • Skilled in computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Publisher.
  • 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.
  • Ability to interact effectively and compassionately with individuals at all levels and from diverse cultures.


Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications

  • Working knowledge of REDCap, Qualtrics, and SPSS a major plus.


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 entire hand(s) or arm(s), e.g., use of computer keyboard.                                                                                         
  • Communication skills using the spoken word.
  • Ability to see within normal parameters.
  • Ability to hear within normal range.


Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD  
Starting Salary Range: $16.42 - $22.57/hr (commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview 

Department name: SOM Psy Behavioral Medicine 
Personnel area: Johns Hopkins Bayview Med Ctr



The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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