Sr. Research Program Coordinator

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Jun 23, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
The Department of Epidemiology seeks a Sr. Research Program Coordinator who will be responsible for providing support to ongoing research studies within the Key Populations Program at the Center for Public Health and Human Rights.

Specifically, this role will support the coordination and management of the Siyaphambili Study, a NIH-funded adaptive randomized R01 trial assessing the cost-effectiveness of intervention strategies to support viral suppression among female sex workers living with HIV in South Africa and the Optimization of PrEP Implementation for Women Study, alongside supporting additional research studies ongoing within the team. This role will work directly with the faculty associated with the Center for Public Health and Human Rights, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, partner organizations including TB HIV Care in South Africa, and research teams at Hopkins and in South Africa.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

The position will be based in Baltimore and includes a focus on program management related to the effective and on time implementation of research projects on HIV among key populations including female sex workers and young women in sub-Saharan Africa.

Project Management:

    Develop project management plans and timelines with key milestones, proposal and standard operating procedures. Closely monitor adherence to these plans to ensure milestones and deliverables are met by closely coordinating multiple faculty members from Johns Hopkins as well as implementing partners and community-based organizations. Manage multiple priorities, short-term and long-term deadlines concurrently, including managing the scientific and administrative design and implementation of projects. Draft and prepare annual and quarterly program reports and work plans for, but not limited to, reporting to the ethics committees and funders. Serve as a liaison with JHSPH and external funders and partners. Provide high quality management and coordination of projects through a high level of organization, accuracy, interpersonal and communication skills sensitive to the needs of project sponsors, host institution and partner organizations. Proactively build relationships with the project team, contractors, and other related personnel and partners. Collaboratively develop research plans and study instruments for submission to the Johns Hopkins University IRB office and local country offices. Monitor IRB applications and manage IRB-related study communication. As part of the study team, develop operations manuals. Assist with recruiting, interviewing, training, monitoring and mentoring/supervision of project interns, research assistants, and students. Develop and oversee research and program budgets, including budget projections and monthly invoicing. Develop, manage, and maintain REDCap databases and other electronic database systems. Collaborate with financial staff in the preparation and tracking of activity budgets and subcontracts. Develop study budgets with the principal investigator and monitor budget expenditures. Identify and implement improvements to project efficiency (better and faster ways to accomplish tasks, as well as opportunities for reducing costs). Project management frequently requires international travel to the study sites to conduct training, study oversight and support dissemination activities. When safe to travel, it is assumed that the person in this position will be willing and capable of travel.

Dissemination Activities:

  • Write reports, fact sheets; write or contribute to conference abstracts and peer-reviewed manuscripts through quantitative and/or qualitative data analysis and writing; contribute text, conduct literature review, format references, prepare paper for submission and submit.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations.
  • Prepare other dissemination products as needed.

Grant Development:

  • Support for grant development and submissions in response to requests for proposal from federal and international funding mechanisms, including management of budgetary and financial, non-scientific, partner and collaborator, and scientific documents.

Support other work of the Key Populations Program

  • Participate in calls with collaborators.
  • Assist with other projects as requested.
  • Participate in meetings with guests and stakeholders.
  • Organize project meetings, conferences, seminars, and events.
  • Draft content for and regularly update a description of the project on the Center.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline.
  • Three years related experience.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
  • Ability and willingness to travel internationally.

Preferred Qualifications:

    Master’s degree in Epidemiology, Social and behavioral interventions or related field.

JHU Equivalency Formula: 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 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    Knowledge of Stata and/or Atlas.ti a plus. Applicants with experience working on implementation science studies preferred.
  • Ability to communicate in English clearly and effectively to promote scientific advancement.
  • Ability to maintain and strengthen relationships with implementing partner, funding agencies and regulatory bodies and Departments of Health.
  • Provide motivation, feedback and direction to students.
  • Manage and guide an international team of researchers with support of PI.
  • Knowledge of data cleaning, qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Good organization.
  • Cultural humility.
  • Passion for working with key and marginalized populations.

Technical Qualifications/Specialized Certifications:

    Training in quantitative and/or qualitative research methods.

Physical Requirements:

    Ability to travel internationally.

Classified Title: Sr. Research Program Coordinator
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB
Starting Salary Range: $38,920 - $53,520 annually (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: ​​​​​​​School of Public Health
Department name: ​​​​​​​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 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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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.

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

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