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Job Req ID:  9229

Research Program Coordinator

General summary/purpose:

Under general supervision, this position manages the day-to-day administration of research programs conducted by a pediatric endocrinologist. The research focuses on diabetes in people with cystic fibrosis (CF-related diabetes or CFRD) as well as other endocrine and nutritional complications of cystic fibrosis. A number of projects are aimed at identifying genetic risk factors for diabetes or other complications of CF. Studies are patient-oriented, clinical and translational studies, many involving human subjects. This position will coordinate protocol implementation and monitor the collection of data for studies. The range of duties includes, but is not limited to: patient recruitment, scheduling and conducting study visits, obtaining informed consent, data entry, records management, expenditure oversight, and communicating with team members on the status of project(s). Effective communication and interpersonal skills are critical as the position involves significant interaction with children and families. The research coordinator will assist the pediatric endocrinologist and coinvestigators with research studies in the area of pediatric diabetes, cystic fibrosis, and genetics.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

  • High degree of understanding of research and applies general analytical skills to administer the logistical implementation of assigned projects, and to identify situations requiring special attention. Utilizing this knowledge, will ensure adherence to research protocols, operating procedures, and all associated internal/external regulations.
  • Using working knowledge will assist in developing recruitment tools for assigned study(s), which include protocol/study specific data collection forms, drafting and placing approved advertisements, and contacting physicians for possible referrals.
  • Develop moderately complex tracking database/spreadsheet based on study requirements utilizing Excel, REDCap, or similar software applications.
  • Abstract data from patient medical records that requires some interpretation.  Monitors data quality and accuracy as required by research protocol.  Will run pre-established queries and may develop ad-hoc queries/reports as requested.
  • Utilizing working knowledge of study(s) will participate in meetings to provide operational updates, report on any operational issues, and may make recommendations for resolutions to new/outstanding operational issues. Will coordinate study(s) meetings, including developing an agenda and coordinating information and participation of individuals from other institutions.
  • Oversee budget expenditures based on the study(s) operational expectation.
  • Complies with all regulatory/IRB guidelines including, but not limited to: preparation and submission of study protocols, consent forms, amendments, and annual continuing reviews.
  • Will act as the primary contact for study participants, including scheduling, confirming appointments, and escorting/directing to various locations on/off campus.
  • Ensure that case files and accompanying paperwork are organized and current.
  • Assists with data analysis, interpretation, manuscript and abstract preparation. Although training in statistical analysis is not a requirement, familiarity with data analysis software is a plus.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications:


Bachelor’s degree in related field required. Master’s degree in a related field is helpful but not required.



Requires some clinical, patient-oriented research experience. Prefer at least 1 year of experience.


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


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.


Role/Level/Range: ACRO/03/CD

Starting Salary Range:   $15.78-$21.69; commensurate with experience

Employee Group: Full-Time

Schedule: M-F, 40 hrs/wk            

Employee Subgroup: Non-Exempt

Department Name: Pediatrics  

Personnel area: School of Medicine


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