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Job Req ID:  108160

Sr. Research Program Coordinator II

We are seeking a bright and motivated Sr. Research Program Coordinator II with interest and expertise in qualitative research methods for the Center for Substance Use and Infectious Disease Care Integration within the Division of Infectious Diseases. This individual will work primarily on qualitative research aspects of implementation science studies focused on evaluating interventions focused on integrating substance use, mental health and infectious disease care for people who use drugs. Study-related tasks will involve interacting with individuals affected by substance use at various clinical and community-based sites throughout Baltimore city and the state of Maryland. This individual will take the lead on qualitative aspects across research protocols and will participate in research activities including study protocol development and implementation, participant recruitment, and other programmatic pieces of research related issues.

The Sr. Research Program Coordinator II will contribute to all aspects of the work including IRB applications, use of implementation science frameworks to develop qualitative interview guides, leading in-depth interviews and focus groups and qualitative data analysis. The Coordinator will also support creation of standard operating procedures (SOPs) for protocols, contribute to grants, assist with literature reviews and manuscripts as needed and directed by the Principal Investigator.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Development of qualitative interview guides with guidance and supervision.
  • Identify and recruit study participants for in-depth interviews.
  • Conduct in-depth interviews with study participants.
  • Interview documentation and data management.
  • Coding and analysis of qualitative data in qualitative software (e.g Atlas.ti, NVivo)
  • Meet regularly with study team members to discuss project progress.
  • Assist with preparation for internal/external regulatory materials (e.g IRB)
  • Asist in drafting/editing/proofing key research findings as needed.
  • Conduct literature reviews.
  • Participate in drafting/writing of scientific manuscripts and conference abstracts as needed.
  • Recruits research participants including people currently injecting drugs into research studies.
  • Administer detailed questionnaires to assess drug use practices, social network (friends and family) characteristics and health care access related behaviors.
  • Assist with the creation of standard operating procedures (SOPs) for protocols.
  • Ensure adherence to protocols.

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

Preferred Qualifications
  • Related Master's preferred.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience with qualitative data collection and analysis.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Experience with qualitative software (e.g., Atlas.ti, NVivo).
  • Experience with various qualitative data collection methods (e.g., in-depth interviews, focus groups).
  • Knowledge of various qualitative data analytical approaches (e.g., thematic analysis, grounded theory).
  • Must demonstrate strong critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills.
  • Ability to execute assigned project tasks within established schedule.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a study team.
  • Strong problem identification and resolution skills.
  • Ability to balance multiple tasks simultaneously and quickly switch between priorities/tasks.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of staff and adapt to a rapidly changing work environment.
  • Advanced critical thinking skills and ability to apply these skills in various situations.
  • Awareness of the need for timely communication, ability to identify potential barriers and strategies, and ability to synthesize and integrate information.
  • Comfort working with and interacting with people who use drugs.



Classified Title: Sr. Research Program Coordinator II 
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MC  
Starting Salary Range: $46,560-$64,100-$81,650 Annually (Commensurate with experience0 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday-Friday, hours vary 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: ​​​​​​​School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM DOM Bay Infectious Disease  
Personnel area: School of Medicine 


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