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Job Req ID:  10623

Sr. Research Program Coordinator

Classified Title: Sr. Research Program Coordinator 
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB 
Starting Salary Range: $37,781-$51,950
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: 40 hours/week M-F 
Employee subgroup: Salaried Exmpt 
Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health 
Department name: 10001101-Epidemiology 
Personnel area: School of Public Health

General summary/purpose:

The Sr. Research Program Coordinator will independently coordinate the day-to-day activities of two studies evaluating different hypotheses. The two principal projects are as follows:

The first project will involve the integration of hearing data measures and hearing care into the low-vision rehab clinic at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins. S/he will be responsible for overseeing recruitment of low-vision older adults and their caregivers. S/he will directly interface and coordinate with Wilmer Eye Institute clinicians to recruit study participants, gather questionnaire, interview, and objective hearing outcome data, and oversee aspects of the hearing care intervention. S/he will coordinate with study leadership to develop new interview questions and surveys. S/he will be responsible for preparing materials for IRB reviews including the submission of new study materials, Further Study Actions (FSAs), and Continuing Reviews. S/he will be responsible for maintaining the study protocol, overseeing data collection, data protection, and data entry into electronic database. This also includes balancing the multiple stakeholders and communication between the Wilmer Eye Institute leadership, occupational therapy, and the Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health.

The second project will involve identifying bias and variation in methodology used to measure cognitive function among sensory impaired (vision and hearing) adults. S/he will be responsible for managing the collection of data from a literature review, written and verbal communication with staff of numerous other research studies, obtaining data from other research studies, database administration, and data protection. In addition, s/he will prepare IRB materials as needed. 

These projects require extreme attention to detail and for the individual to be self-motivated and to work and solve problems. This position would ideally require at least a 1-year commitment for the duration of the clinical trial. Manuscript authorship and other research opportunities are available pending the candidate’s interest.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Record of ability to prioritize complex assignments and complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Ability to independently manage execution of multiple prospective clinical studies or trials, research protocols, and IRB procedures
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Expertise in the use of Microsoft Office applications, Outlook, and bibliographic software
  • Familiarity with basic data management and preliminary data analysis
  • The employee will ensure that participant recruitment remains on track to reach annual goal. The employee will also ensure that the research coordinator’s office runs smoothly with, appointment setting, proper allocation of materials, filing and database entry completed in a complete and timely fashion. As an active ‘in the field’ member of the research team, the individual will recruit, consent, enroll and schedule participants. 
  • As the employee will be responsible for maintaining IRB approval for hearing research studies, this employee will ensure that standard operating procedures for each research study are available and work with the PI to change operating procedures where necessary. He/she will prepare and submit IRB annual renewal requests, changes in research, protocol events and amendments according institutional requirements. The employee will maintain a regulatory binder for each assigned protocol and will ensure that all study staff adhere to all protocol requirements to ensure the validity of clinical research subject data. The employee will prepare all necessary forms and paperwork related to research protocols and report all potential study protocol events to the PI.
  • The individual will also help with manuscript preparation and submission, and administrative management of the PI’s clinical and research activities.

Minimum qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline plus three (3) years of related experience. Additional education may substitute for required experience, 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.

Preferred qualifications:

Master’s in public health or related discipline    

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


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