Research Program Coordinator

Maryland, United States
28 May 2019
End of advertisement period
28 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

General Summary/Purpose

This position will join the North American AIDS Cohort Collaboration on Research and Design (NA-ACCORD) and the Silver Tsunami Age, Multimorbidity, and Polypharmacy study teams. The NA-ACCORD is a collaboration of 20 interval and clinical cohort studies of adults living with HIV in the US and Canada ( The NA-ACCORD is a longitudinal cohort research collaboration design, established in 2006. Data are harmonized across the multi-cohort consortia. The Silver Tsunami is a research program nested within the NA-ACCORD. The goal of this program is to develop a computational model for projecting the age distribution, multimorbidity, and polypharmacy among adults with HIV.

The Research Program Coordinator is a key member of the team who will document progress towards project goals and organize activities in support of project goals. This includes tracking task completion and work flow, collaboration with diverse investigators and study staff, preparing materials to disseminate findings (including MS PowerPoint slides for public presentations, management of web-based materials, and social media management), assisting with dissemination of research progress reports, facilitating meetings, and miscellaneous administrative support tasks.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

This research program coordinator position will be filled by someone who is team-oriented and can excel at the following responsibilities:

  • Monitoring task completion across a team of 10 people and escalating functional, quality, and timeline issues appropriately.
  • Complete and maintain professional documentation for projects and deliverables
  • Maintain the log of progress and decisions in model building
  • Collaborate with investigators, data managers, and biostatisticians to help them meet targets and milestones (including timely and accurate submission to IRBs and progress report to funding agencies).
  • Manage the process for approvals of proposed nested studies via AirTable and Basecamp
  • Assist with the data sharing process, including securing IRB approval and data user agreements are in place
  • Manage and oversee scientific finding dissemination tools
  • Coordinate with web site management team to freshen website content annually.
  • Manage social media outreach (predominantly Twitter) for scientific findings.
  • Regularly send new publications to funders
  • Coordinate with the budget analyst to ensure the projects are completed within the budget (including tracing sub-contracts).
  • Serve a critical role as liaison and facilitate meetings between project stakeholders and leadership.
  • Use professional judgment in handling information and be sensitive to project team, individual and all levels of organizational concerns
  • Assist with scheduling of meetings, conference calls, webinars at the request of Drs. Althoff and Lee
  • Other duties as assigned

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 education, to the extent permitted by the 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 the 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

  • Related Master's preferred.
  • Mastery of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Excellent personal skills that can enable enjoyable collaboration with diverse study staff and investigators.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with a positive attitude that allows all problems to be broken into manageable parts and tackled (comes from a place of “yes”).
  • Excellent written and communication skills, including the ability to provide meticulous documentation of processes and organize materials in a cloud-based environment.
  • Mastery of web-based project management tools Basecamp and Airtable.
  • Ability to work for periods of time without daily direction from investigators.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Microsoft Office programs proficiency
  • Excellent communication skills and command of the English language
  • Strong written documentation skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Twitter

Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator 
Working Title: Research Program Coordinator  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/03/CD 
Starting Hourly Pay Rate Range: $16.10 - $22.12 / Commensurate with Experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30a - 5:00p / 40 hours per week  
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: 31-MD:JH at 111 Market Place 
Department name: 10001101-Epidemiology 
Personnel area: School of Public Health

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

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled. 

EEO is the Law

Learn more:
Important legal information

JH at 111 Market Place