Research Program Coordinator

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Sep 18, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

General Description:

The job of Research Coordinator involves research with human subjects, with and without cognitive impairments, and with specimens and images based on research in human subjects. The Research Coordinator will work with a team of investigators coordinated by Dr. Marilyn Albert, Director of the Division of Cognitive Neuroscience in the Department of Neurology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Research Projects:

The position will involve participation in several ongoing research efforts pertaining to Alzheimer’s disease. The research projects include the following: (1) the BIOCARD study examines biomarkers [including cognitive testing, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET) and blood] to determine measures that predict progression from normal cognitive status to mild cognitive impairment; (2) ADNI-3 – the ADNI study involves procedures that are similar to BIOCARD, including cognitive testing, MRI and PET scans, and blood processing and shipping.

The job responsibilities include: (1) administration of phone questionnaires, (2) administration and scoring of in-person cognitive testing, (3) accompanying subjects to the location of the study procedures, including MRI and PET scans, blood draws and lumbar punctures, (4) processing, labeling and storing blood specimens, (5) extracting data from electronic and paper medical records for entry into the study forms, (6) entering data in study forms and reviewing the forms for completeness prior to data entry, (7) entry of subsets of the data in several different databases (8) use of multiple standardized computer programs such as WORD, EXCEL, ACCESS and (9) working collaboratively with junior and senior faculty, nurses and physicians, imaging center staff, and other related study personnel.

These responsibilities involve travel between several Johns Hopkins medical campuses including: the main East Baltimore medical center, the Bayview medical center and Howard County General Hospital. A flexible daily time schedule will sometimes be necessary, based on the study participant visit needs and the available staffing.

Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):

Bachelor's degree in related discipline required, and some 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.

JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. 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 Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

Experience in a health related field and previous experience with clinical research is important.

Requires familiarity with basic medical terminology, good organizational skills, good computer skills, and the ability to handle detailed quantitative information.

Good interpersonal skills, the ability to work with a team of researchers (including doctors, nurses, technicians, etc.) and with a diverse subject population possessing a range of ages and cognitive function.

Must be able to work independently with modest direction.

Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator
Working Title: Research Program Coordinator ​​​​​Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD
Starting Salary Range:$16.26-$22.35 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: 33-MD:Johns Hopkins Bayview
Department name: 10003516-SOM Neuro Cognitive Neurology
Personnel area: School of Medicine

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 atjhurecruitment@jhu.edu. 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.

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Johns Hopkins Bayview


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 jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. 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.

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