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Job Req ID:  36516

Sr. Research Program Coordinator

General Summary/Purpose


Under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigator(s), the Sr. Research Program Coordinator is responsible for coordinating protocol implementation and monitoring the collection of data for 2 studies.  The Sr. Research Program Coordinator is responsible for participant recruitment and interviews, advisory board development, liaising with community partners, conduct and maintenance, organization, entry, maintenance and accuracy of research data, assistance with qualitative data analysis, expenditure oversight, and communicating with team members on the status of the project(s).  Assist with orientation of less senior research staff in protocol and clinical research information.    


Specific Duties & Responsibilities


  • Prepare submissions for the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and follow submissions through the iterative review process until approved.
  • Administer the logistical implementation of assigned projects and identify situations requiring special attention.  Ensure adherence to research protocols, operating procedures and all associated internal/external regulations.
  • Assist in accessing secondary data sources, developing protocol-specific data collection and case report forms, and may also assist less experienced staff in design and creation of such forms.
  • Assist the principal investigator and/or program manager in defining information and plans required to accomplish goals of studies, and make needed adjustments to accomplish goals. 
  • Participate in meetings to provide operational updates, report on any operational issues, and may make recommendations for resolution to new/outstanding operational issues.  May assist in coordinating study meetings which may include assisting in developing an agenda and coordinating information and/or participation of individuals from other institutions and/or universities, and community partners.
  • Assist in the recruitment and conduct of an advisory board consisting of subject matter experts, community members (including monolingual Spanish-speaking participants), and clinicians, including through the use of videoconferencing technology.
  • Contact potential study participants. May act as primary contact for study participants, which may including scheduling, confirming appointments, and consenting.
  • Assist with writing manuscripts, grants, white papers and other policy documents and grant-related reports.
  • Support participant outreach and programmatic efforts.
  • Assist with qualitative research conduct (e.g., interviews and focus groups) and analysis.
  • Meet regularly with Principal Investigator to review data accuracy and overall study progress. 
  • Develop and maintain a protocol database or spreadsheet for tracking participant activity, financial management and data analysis as needed.
  • Prepare for and participate in monitoring and audits of studies.  Correct errors in database when necessary.  Write responses to audit reports with input from the Principal Investigator.
  • Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • Three years of related experience.
  • Spanish fluency/bilingual.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
    JHU Equivalency Formula:  18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience.


Preferred Qualifications


  • Master’s degree in related field (e.g. public health) preferred. 
  • Additional graduate level course work in qualitative and/or quantitative research methods is desired


Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


Must adhere to guidelines regarding honest reporting of sensitive and confidential patient information.  Understands the importance/impact of data integrity in terms of patients, study results, costs, quality of service and scientific research in general.  Regular contact with physicians, other health care personnel and occasionally, patients, requires the use of good judgment, tact and sensitivity.

Proficiency in the use of software applications, including qualitative and quantitative programs, databases, spreadsheets, and word processing is strongly preferred.


This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and consistent basis by the incumbent(s).  It should not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are similar in nature and level of difficulty.



Classified Title: Sr. Research Program Coordinator 
Working Title: Sr. Research Program Coordinator  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB 
Starting Salary Range: $38,920 - $53,520, Commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am -5:00pm; Up to 37.5 hours/ week 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 33-MD:Johns Hopkins Bayview 
Department name: 10003136-SOM Psy Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 
Personnel area: Johns Hopkins University


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