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Job Req ID:  107185

Research Program Coordinator

The focus of the overall clinical research program is to examine the contribution of adequate blood flow to the brain in the perioperative period to delirium and cognitive decline after cardiac surgery. The Research Coordinator will have core responsibilities in the conduct of an observational cohort study in cardiac surgery patients to examine perioperative cerebral perfusion, postoperative delirium, and perioperative cognitive status. The research coordinator would be based in the physical space of the Clinical Research Core within the Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine. A Research Nurse would provide support and supervision, in addition to the PI of the grant, who is a Cardiac Anesthesiologist and Clinical Researcher. The research staff would have substantial interactions with patients. This position is highly appropriate for recent college or master’s-level graduates who are interested in medical school or other medical training and desire patient contact within a clinical research setting. There are also academic opportunities (i.e. abstracts, manuscripts) in related areas within the research program of the PI.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • We anticipate enrolling 1-2 patients/week in the observational study. Key tasks would include
  • Screening and obtaining consent.
  • Coordinating and performing a 1-hour cognitive testing battery prior to surgery and then 1-month and 1-year after surgery. These tests could be performed in the hospital or at the patient’s home.
  • Assessing delirium daily on postoperative days 1-4. This could include weekends.
  • Processing several blood samples.
  • Coordinating intra- and post-operative monitoring.
  • Abstraction of data from the electronic health record.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in a related discipline.
  • Additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with patients and/or great inter-personal skills would be helpful.


Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator 
Working Title: Research Program Coordinator   
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD  
Starting Salary Range: $16.75-$23.00-$29.30 HRLY (Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday-Friday. Possible/probable weekend/early/evening hours based on study needs 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: School of Medicine - East Baltimore Campus 
Department name: 10002728-SOM Ane Pediatric Anesthesiology 
Personnel area: School of Medicine 


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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.

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