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Job Req ID:  106376

Research Program Coordinator

The Division of Behavioral Medicine is seeking a Research Program Coordinator who will coordinate the implementation of one or more research protocols, as well as ongoing administrative processes related to these studies. The Research Program Coordinator will screen and enroll research subjects, and provide continuous monitoring of these studies ensuring that all protocols are followed and status reporting, billing, and other regulatory components are performed correctly. This position involves working directly with research participants to systematically conduct standardized sleep, behavioral, and psychological assessments and maintain records of testing. A variety of ambulatory sleep assessment devices will be used, including actigraphy, ambulatory sleep EEG monitoring, home sleep apnea testing (HSAT), etc. This position will also involve coordination with other staff to ensure these assessments are conducted at specific time points. The Research Program Coordinator position involves using this equipment to study human subjects 50% of the time.


The Research Program Coordinator will manage ClinicalTrials.gov registration and assist in the preparation of funding agency progress reports. The position will work to ensure the timely accomplishment of study recruitment goals and adherence to study procedures, as well as ensure appropriate and timely completion of IRB paperwork. The RPC will be responsible for coordinating with the Johns Hopkins Clinical Trials Coordinating Center to compile information for annual progress reports to the IRB and relevant funding agencies under the supervision of study principal investigators and the laboratory manager.


The position involves frequent/regular contact with research subjects and a variety of medical professionals. The position may involve travel to the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine campus, the University of Maryland Baltimore campus, and/or Helping Up Mission in Baltimore, MD. The position may involve the supervision of unpaid volunteers and student employees performing data entry. The RPC reports directly to the laboratory manager or study investigator.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Screen candidates to determine the eligibility of potential volunteers for the project(s).
  • Schedule subjects for research visits and study procedures according to written protocol.
  • Coordinate staff and resources required for study procedures.
  • Explain study procedures to participants and obtain informed consent.
  • Collect, manage, and conduct data-related activities. Ensure completion of study measures and instruments. Ensure timely data entry, and check for accuracy and proper storage of data.
  • Use software to manage, track and report the flow of subjects through protocols.
  • Handle relevant subject sleep data and follow protocol requirements.
  • Work closely with the data manager to assist in quality control procedures.
  • Prepare summary reports for research meetings as scheduled
  • Coordinate and notify study team members of study meetings and tasks needing completion
  • Perform administrative and clerical tasks as needed, including ordering supplies.
  • Ensure that studies are conducted according to all applicable regulations and guidelines and adhere to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) specified in the protocol manuals, identify areas for improvement and direct implementation of changes.
  • Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.


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.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related discipline.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior research experience with human subjects research is strongly preferred.

 

 

Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator 
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD  
Starting Salary Range: $16.75 - $23.00/hr (Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview 
Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM Psy Behavioral Medicine
Personnel area: School of Medicine 

 

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.

 

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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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Accommodation Information

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Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

 

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

 

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