Senior Research Program Coordinator

Maryland, United States
15 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB 
Starting Salary Range: $38,550 - $53,000 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Mon - Fri/ 7.5 hours per day 
Exempt Status: Exempt ​​​​​​​ 
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 integral facets/projects of the Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health. The two principal projects are as follows:

  • The first project will involve the integration of hearing data measures into multiple large epidemiologic studies. Currently the center manages the training and monitoring of data collection for several studies; this list includes the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study, Baltimore Epidemiological Catchment Area study, the National Health and Aging Trends Study, the Baltimore Longitudinal Study on Aging, and the BIOCARD study. In addition, large studies approach the center on a regular basis about the potential for adding hearing data. Will be responsible for working closely with study representatives to integrate hearing measures in a feasible manner for the parent study, overseeing the development of materials (manuals, step-by-step instructions, etc.), providing supporting documents for IRB and grants, training and certifying technicians, troubleshooting technician questions, monitoring the data, maintaining an equipment calibration log, and other general related duties as needed.
  • The second project will involve directly supporting the Engaging Healthcare to Address Communication Environments (ENHANCE) program. ENHANCE is an implementation quality initiative to address hearing loss as a barrier to patient-provider communication. Research in this area is currently being completed in various phases at Johns Hopkins, Massachusetts General (Boston, MA), and Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia). Will coordinate maintaining database of files/equipment logs/protected research files, training of hospital staff on program, assisting in maintaining relationships with hospital leadership, IRB support, distributing training materials as needed, and other related duties. 

These projects require extreme attention to detail and for the individual to be self-motivated and to work and solve problems. Manuscript authorship, research training, and other research opportunities are available pending the candidate’s interest.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Accuracy, attention to detail, and strong organization skills are absolute requirements for this position.
  • Must have an interest in working with and developing rapport with older adult study participants.  This position requires independent decisions about the direction and conduct of the research.
  • Will ensure that technician training and equipment calibration is kept up to data for study protocols.
  • 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 travel some for training purposes. 
  • Will be responsible for maintaining IRB approval for hearing research studies, and will ensure that standard operating procedures for each research study are available, and work with the PI to change operating procedures where necessary.
  • Will prepare and submit IRB annual renewal requests, changes in research, protocol events and amendments according institutional requirements.
  • Will prepare all necessary forms and paperwork related to research protocols and report all potential study protocol events to the PI.
  • Will also help with manuscript preparation and submission, and administrative management of the doctor’s clinical and research activities.
  • Independent management and scheduling of activities to support projects.
  • Leadership and communication skills are necessary.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of staff and participants in research studies.

Minimum qualifications:

Bachelor’s plus three years of relevant 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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