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Job Req ID:  83956

Sr. Research Program Coordinator

The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences is seeking a full time Senior Research Program Coordinator (Sr. RPC) who will work under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigator. This role will be responsible for the implementation of complex research protocols on a NIH-funded clinical research trial. Coordination and ongoing administrative processes related to the trial include screening and enrolling research subjects, continuous monitoring and status reporting, billing, and other regulatory components. The Sr. RPC will work directly with research subjects to systematically conduct standardized psychophysical, electrophysical, behavioral, and psychological assessments and maintain records of testing.


A variety of computer-controlled laboratory sensory testing devices will be used, including: thermal sensory analyzers, algometers, punctate probes, cold water baths, etc. Equipment related to blood draws includes IV lines, needles, vials, and various other processing equipment and supplies. The Sr. RPC will be scheduling and coordinating with other staff to ensure these tests are conducted at specific time-points, and the role involves using this equipment to study human subjects at least 50% of the time. The position also involves teaching subjects how to use a variety of study equipment used for ambulatory monitoring. This is an intermediate level position in managing clinical trials and/or databases within the research program.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maintain good working knowledge of all assigned protocols and reporting requirements. 
  • Coordinate staff and resources required for study procedures.
  • Ensure completion of interventions, study measures and instruments.
  • Responsible for recruitment of subjects and implementing recruitment procedures.
  • Verify patient eligibility for studies by comparing patient history and clinical laboratory results with protocol requirements. 
  • Confirm patient registrations and relevant data points in databases.
  • Verify scheduling of patient appointments, tests, and follow‑up visits at the appropriate time in the treatment cycle to ensure completion of protocol requirements.
  • Schedule transportation for study volunteers visits as needed.
  • Explain study procedure to participants and obtain informed consent.
  • Use software to manage, track and report flow of subjects through protocols.
  • Handle subject biological specimens and follow protocol requirements.
  • Meet regularly with Principal Investigators and Lab Manager to review data accuracy and overall study progress. Work closely with data manager to assist in quality control procedures.
  • Conduct standardized psychophysical, electrophysical, behavioral, and psychological assessments and maintain records of testing.
  • Assist with regulatory work across studies, including IRB, DSMB, and other required submissions and reporting.
  • Assist with preparation for monitoring and audits of studies. May correct errors in database when necessary. May write responses to audit reports with input from the Principal Investigator.
  • Prepare and distribute summary reports for research meetings as scheduled.
  • May assist the Principal Investigator and/or Lab Manager in defining information and plans required to accomplish goals of studies. Will design and create protocol-specific report forms as needed. May also assist less experienced staff in design and creation of such forms.
  • Oversee the work of student volunteers and/or paid work-study students to improve lab-wide efficiency in execution of multiple large clinical trials and other research projects.
  • Perform administrative and clerical tasks as needed, including ordering supplies.
  • Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

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


* JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits (semester hours) may substitute for one year of experience. 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. 


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience using REDCap.


Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Independent and self-motivated.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Good proofreading.
  • Excellent oral and written communications.
  • Skilled in computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Publisher.
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn about the work of the department as well to acquire new technical skills as needed.
  • Excellent organizational skills to work effectively in an environment that requires balancing multiple assignments.
  • Ability to interact effectively with individuals at all levels and from diverse cultures.
  • Ability to interact with faculty and staff on research teams, in clinical programs, and with educational outreach initiative to strategize about their communication needs.


Physical Requirements:

  • Able to sit in a normal seated position for extended periods.                                                   
  • Able to reach by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
  • Finger dexterity required, able to manipulate objects with fingers rather than entire hand(s) or arm(s), e.g., use of computer keyboard.                        
  • Communication skills using the spoken word.
  • Ability to see within normal parameters.
  • Ability to hear within normal range.


Classified Title: Sr. Research Program Coordinator
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB 
Starting Salary Range: $39,310 - $54,060 annually (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview 

Department name: SOM Psy Behavioral Medicine 
Personnel area: Johns Hopkins Bayview Med Ctr


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


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