Research Program Coordinator

Maryland, United States
20 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
20 Jun 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term

General summary/purpose:

Centered on research in but not limited to traumatic brain injury, neuropsychiatric disorders, and neuroimaging, the Research Coordinator is responsible for participant recruitment; completion of initial and follow-up participant visits (including home visits); escorting participants to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans; organization, entry, maintenance and accuracy of all participant clinical research data in a timely and ongoing manner. Research coordinator will receive training in administering psychiatric symptom scales. Research coordinator will be given ample opportunity to be part of ongoing literature reviews and secondary data analyses leading to authorship on publications.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Verify participant eligibility for studies by comparing patient history with protocol requirements.
  • Recruit participants from the Johns Hopkins Bayview Emergency Department and complete informed consent process.
  • Complete initial and follow-up visits, including escorting patients to MRI scans.
  • Some participant visits may be within participant home.
  • Be trained in and complete psychiatric symptom and cognitive scales.
  • Collect data and carry out the related work necessary to complete study goals.
  • Perform data entry ensuring complete and accurate database entry.
  • Ensure adherence to study protocols and study quality and maintain patient confidentiality.
  • Create forms for study use (i.e., recruitment flyers, data collection sheets, consent forms, etc.).
  • Edit and complete IRB submissions, including new projects, continuing review, termination reports, and further study actions.
  • Create and maintain databases.
  • Maintain records for various research projects.
  • Perform simple statistics in Microsoft Excel.
  • Extrapolate data and display in a recognizable format to present to study team members and the PI.
  • Create figures and diagrams for manuscripts and posters.
  • Develop and edit manuscripts and posters.
  • Prepare reports and applications to funding agencies and internal sources including IRB. Coordinate conference calls and meetings for various research projects. 
  • Plan, support, and communicate meetings of investigators.
  • Gain familiarity with library research procedures, completing literature searches culminating in the development of and maintenance of a reference library. 
  • Conduct reviews of the scientific literature and maintain bibliography.
  • Meet with Principal Investigator to review study progress.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline. 
  • Some related experience. 
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required educations, 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.

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Ability to make independent decisions. 

  • Ability to work for periods of time without direction. 
  • Ability to work with flexibility on several tasks simultaneously and to meet various concurrent deadlines. 
  • Very strong organizational skills, analytical and problem solving abilities, and attention to detail.  Ability to maintain confidentiality. 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written. 
  • Ability to effectively interact with all levels of employees as well as outside contacts. 
  • Excellent computer skills including proficiency in MS word, Excel and Power Point. 
  • Must have good people skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Any specific physical requirements for the job:

  • Ability to stand, walk or sit for an extended period of time.
  • Communication skills using the spoken word.
  • Ability to see and hear within normal parameters; manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination.
  • Possible exposure to communicable diseases.
  • Ability and licensure to operate a motor vehicle.

Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD 
Starting Salary Range: $16.10 - $22.12 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Casual / On Call 
Schedule: M - F / 6 hours 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: 33-MD:Johns Hopkins Bayview 
Department name: 10003820-SOM Psy Bay BV Geriatric and Neuropsychi 
Personnel area: School of Medicine

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

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