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Job Req ID:  41918

Research Program Coordinator

General Summary/Purpose


For the Department of Otolaryngology, the Research Program Coordinator will coordinate the administrative and scientific implementation of research studies (both collaborative and independent). Will work closely with the principal investigator though most of the work will be independent and self-directed. Will coordinate all activities of a research study to assure validity of findings. Assist with protocol submission to the IRB. Ensure adherence to protocols and perform data entry. He/she will have the opportunity to interact directly with patients through all phases of research studies, including recruitment, screening, enrollment, testing, and follow-up care.  Will be required to perform general lab duties including but not limited to specimen processing, shipping of specimens, and sustaining an orderly laboratory workspace.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities


This individual will be responsible for helping to facilitate the implementation of clinical trials including direct communication with principal investigator, trial sponsor and university officials involved in this process. Will coordinate day-to-day activities of multiple research studies and will oversee record management for research study, set up database using Redcap, Excel and Access or similar systems.  May oversee budget expenditures for study operations.  Serve as a resource for clinicians involved in study in regard to protocol requirements.  Abstract medical data from charts requiring interpretation.  May assist in coordinating study meetings.  May participate in the study meetings and provide update on protocol implementation status and make recommendations of operational issues.

Will ensure that all personnel performing study activities execute procedures according to study protocol and may prepare for participant visits by scheduling appointments and preparing study charts. Will be required train and mentor students volunteering in the lab.


Use basic science knowledge to learn techniques/methods of the lab. Prepare solutions, reagents, and stains following standard laboratory formulas and procedures. He/she may utilize in vivo models in experiments following experimental protocols, monitors animals and maintains health records in accordance with USDA and AALAC guidelines.  May inoculate tumors, sacrifice and dissect animal remains as required.  Will be responsible for tissue bank inventory and management.


This job requires the individual to be self-motivated and to work and solve problems


Minimum Qualifications


  • Requires bachelors’ degree in related discipline. Additional experience may substitute for some education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.


* 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 the 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.


Preferred Qualifications


  • Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • basic computer skills are required. Experience using PC and office suite software is required. Data analysis and biostatistics based skills encouraged but not required.


Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


Ability to stand, walk or sit for an extended period of time. Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard. Communication skills using the spoken word. Ability to see within normal parameters. Ability to hear within normal range. Possible exposure to communicable diseases. This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.



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: Monday-Friday, 8:30am to 5pm; Up to 40 hours per week 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: 10003039-SOM Oto Otolaryngology Research 
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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