Research Program Coordinator

Maryland, United States
$16.10-$22.12; commesurate with experience 
03 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term

Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD 
Starting Salary Range: $16.10-$22.12; commesurate with experience 
Employee group: Casual / On Call 
Schedule: Less than 20 hrs per week 
Exempt Status: S1 Hrly Non-Exmpt 
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: 10003003-SOM Oph Retina Service 
Personnel area: School of Medicine

General summary/purpose:

Coordinate the administrative and scientific implementation on a number of research studies, working closely with a Johns Hopkins Principal Investigator, though much of the work will be independent and self-directed. Responsibilities will include overseeing Clinical, Translational, and Basic Science Research Fellows and students to enroll patients in Ophthalmology Clinical studies and to perform translational and basic science research studies in a research lab. Communicating with study and lab personnel. Maintaining safety and security of research data.

This job requires the individual to be self-motivated and solution oriented. Also, this position requires collaboration and team work with other research coordinators, research fellows, and research technicians.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing enrolment of patients in Ophthalmology Clinical Studies.
  • Duties will include preparing and overseeing protocols for IRB approval.
  • Recruit, train, and oversee research assistants, technicians, and/or students as needed.
  • Provide in-service education and training for faculty, residents, and nursing staff concerning study rationale and conduct.
  • Oversee data collection from study participants at JHU while controlling data quality and maintaining research integrity.
  • Overseeing translational research program conducted using clinical samples obtained from Clinical Studies.
  • Duties will include generating data from ELISAs and performing statistical analysis on acquired data.
  • Overseeing animal studies supporting Clinical Studies.
  • Duties will include preparing and updating animal protocols.
  • Performing and overseeing studies using animal models of ocular disease.
  • Overseeing basic science research studies supporting Clinical Studies.
  • Duties will include performing and overseeing studies using cell-based models for ocular disease.
  • Responsibilities for all above duties will include applying standard statistical tests to collected data both as part of planned analyses and to detect and help solve logistical and technical problems.
  • Communicate project progress to Principal, investigator through weekly meetings.
  • Meet regularly with the clinical and basic science research teams to discuss the status of ongoing studies.
  • Search and update current literature files related to the planned and ongoing projects.
  • Help develop new grant proposals for competitive funding.
  • Contribute to preparation of presentations and manuscripts for publication.
  • Oversee budget expenditures for the studies in question.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor‚Äôs degree in related discipline. Some related experience

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

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