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Job Req ID:  18761

Research Program Coordinator

General Summary

Under the direct supervision of the Laboratory Manager or Medical Director or Principal Investigator, plans, collects and/or organizes study data through outreach, interviews and data entry. Coordinates research data collection activities, develop or maintain databases and spreadsheets.  Prepares progress reports and assists in development and presentation of related articles, reviews, and reports.  Coordination of the Cervical Cancer Specialized Program for Research Excellence (SPORE) including participation in grant activities and training lab staff.


60%     Preparation of standard progress reports and related documents. Edits manuscripts, reviews, abstracts and posters related to the SPORE.  Coordinates data collection activities. Develop moderately complex tracking database/spreadsheet based on study requirements utilizing Excel, Access, or similar software applications.

25%     Assists with the preparation of grant applications.

15%     Assists in the preparation of the teaching and presentation material for the training of new individuals joining the lab.


Equipment, Machine, or Tool Requirements:  Computer and Laboratory equipment

Operates lab equipment.


Minimum Qualifications:



Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, chemistry, or related field required. Advanced degree preferred.

JHU Equivalency Formula: 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. May consider individual with high school diploma and college credit completed in biology, chemistry and related sciences.



Some reletated work experience.

This position requires a highly organized individual with the ability to work with diverse staff, excellent oral and written communication skills, and organizational skills. Background in immunology and interest in medicine is a plus.



Special Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities / Competencies:  Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Possess excellent writing, editing, and attention to detail. Skilled in the use of bibliographic software. Proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Photoshop).


Work Environment:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may remain in a stationary position (sitting or standing) up to 80% of the time.   Occasionally required to traverse throughout the laboratory or to retrieve equipment, supplies, or specimens from other locations on campus.  The employee is required to operate computer keyboard, laboratory instruments, and small laboratory tools such as pipettes, cutting instruments, glass tubes, dishes, and/or slides. Constantly repositions self to perform duties at laboratory work stations, gathering specimens, and loading equipment. 


  • Prolonged vision requirements including viewing computer screen, paper reports/documents, charts and results. Visual acuity is required to distinguish fine gradation of color or structure and closely examine specimens (including via a microscope). 


  • Laboratory environment - Exposure to toxins and infectious agents exist, but potential for personal injury or harm is minimized if established safety and health precautions are followed.  Working in laboratory where there may be discomforts due to odors, noise, temperature fluctuations, and working around lab equipment.


  • May transport equipment and supplies usually less than 40 pounds from one area to another (in the laboratory or on campus (specify)).  May be required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds with proper training, or precautions/lifting aides (example: supply boxes or Formalin cubes). In some areas work space is confined.


  • Staff may be required to complete annual competency review, and must insure compliance with Johns Hopkins Policy, Laboratory Policy & Procedure, Health, Safety & Environment regulations, and all applicable privacy & confidentiality laws/practices.






Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator 
Working Title: Research Program Coordinator  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD 
Starting Salary Range: $16.26-$22.35 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F 8:30 - 5:00 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: 10003051-SOM Pat Gynecologic Pathology 
Personnel area: School of Medicine


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


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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.


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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