Senior Research Program Coordinator II

Maryland, United States
$44,749 - $61,610
05 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
05 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Role/Level/Range: ACRP/4/MC
Status: Full-Tiime
Salary: $44,749 - $61,610
Department: Health, Behavior & Society
Work Schedule/Hours: Monday-Friday/8:30-5p/37.5 hours
Location: East Baltimore 
Personnel area: School of Public Health

The Sr. Research Program Coordinator II will work with Primary Investigator(s) to manage the administrative and scientific implementation of protocols for HIV behavioral surveillance studies among populations highly affected by HIV, including persons who inject drugs, men who have sex with men, transgender persons, and individuals at increased risk of heterosexual HIV transmission. These studies are operated in partnership with the Maryland Department of Health to assess prevalence and trends in HIV, health and risk behaviors, service utilization, and related social determinants in order to inform local and national programs and policies.  

Specific duties & responsibilities:

  1. As part of the study team, collaborate with faculty to develop and implement protocols, standard operating procedures, training materials, data collection tools, and supervise study-related activities for multiple complex studies involving community participant recruitment, data collection, HIV and other biologic testing, and participant referrals and resources.
  2. Oversee day-to-day research activities and manage operations of off-site research location, including supervising field recruitment, data collection, specimen handling, active referrals to services and linkage to care, quality assurance, expenditures, and budget management.
  3. Oversee hiring, training, supervision, and evaluation of project staff and provide general management support for monitoring study progress.
  4. Serve as the project liaison between Primary Investigator(s), health department partners, community-based organizations and other stakeholders in Baltimore, and partner sites in Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.
  5. Assist with tasks required for ethical review documentation, including ensuring data collection is in compliance with approved protocols, submission of protocol amendments, and drafting of annual progress reports.
  6. Coordinate project meetings and conference calls, including scheduling, agendas, notes, and follow up on action items, participate in meetings with state, city, and local community organizations, and attend appropriate federal, state and local training.
  7. Coordinate formative research and completion of associated reports, including qualitative data collection, coding, and analysis.
  8. Supervise data management and cleaning of quantitative data, as necessary, and contribute to quantitative data analyses, according to skill level.
  9. Facilitate community access to study results, including drafting abstracts for submission to conferences, assisting with the development of presentations, contributing to manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, and seeking out opportunities to further disseminate results via community mechanisms, special journal issues, dissemination lists, and following up with interested parties.

When needed, the Sr. Research Program Coordinator II will also support the supervision of consultants, student Research Assistants, and other positions hired or collaborating on the related study/project.


  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline (e.g., public health, psychology, or related behavioral science).
  • Familiarity with quantitative and qualitative methods and analysis approaches.
  • Demonstrated applied research skills. Five years of related experience.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.


  • Master’s degree or PhD in related discipline.
  • Experience working with marginalized and diverse populations.
  • Demonstrated leadership and supervisory experience and experience managing/coordinating outreach or community-based research studies, including IRB submissions, staff management, biobehavioral data collection, and participant resources.
  • Advanced quantitative data skills and knowledge of non-probability sampling methods.
  • Interest or knowledge of harm reduction and social determinants approaches to health.

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