Research Program Coordinator

Employer
Johns Hopkins University
Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 5, 2022

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The Pulmonary Division in the Pediatrics' Department is seeking a Research Program Coordinator (RPC) to provide support, under the direction of Pediatric Pulmonology, for multiple research projects related to pediatric respiratory disease. The research program coordinator will assist in the day-to-day logistical and operational tasks for various studies in the Division of Pediatric Respiratory Sciences. The successful candidate will work closely with principal investigators in studies of Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease COPD.

The RPC will assist in carrying out research in accordance with good clinical practices. Activities will include recruitment of participants, obtaining informed consent, performance of specific research protocols using specific equipment, data and specimen collection, records management, research participant follow-up over time, and communication with team members about projects. Training for specialized testing will be provided.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities
  • Ensure adherence to research protocols, operating procedures, and all associated internal/external regulations.
  • Recruit research participants, including obtaining written or verbal informed consent.
  • Use database/spreadsheet to track study participants and requirements.
  • Perform studies of mucociliary clearance using radiolabeled isotopes.
  • Collect and process noninvasive biospecimens from sputum induction using nebulized hypertonic saline and epithelial cells from nasal brushings.
  • Perform pulmonary function testing using spirometry and multiple breath washout measurements of lung clearance index.
  • Perform nasal potential difference studies.
  • Monitor data quality and accuracy, including preparation of quality control reports to share with the research team.
  • Act as primary contact for study participants.
  • Coordinate participation of subjects, including providing stipend, parking, and public transportation compensation for their participation.
  • Attend research meetings and provide updates on the study progress and issues related to the research.
  • Schedule and confirm study appointments with participants.
  • Ensure that paperwork and study binders are organized and current.
  • Meet regularly with research teams to review data accuracy, recruitment progress, and overall study progress.
  • Perform tasks related to IRB activities (such as audits, reports, and assisting with protocol changes).
  • Perform clerical and other research duties as assigned.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Must be comfortable working with children.
  • Must be comfortable collecting and/or handling biospecimens (sputum, nasal cells and blood).
  • Proficient in use of computers, including software applications, databases, spreadsheets, and word processing.
  • Have excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Be independent and self-motivated.
  • Be highly organized.
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills.
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in related discipline.
  • Additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.


Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous experience (i.e. two years) in clinical or medical research setting strongly preferred.
  • Previous knowledge of medical terminology, clinical research practices and principles (GCPs) is strongly preferred.
  • Previous experience and familiarity with EPIC and electronic data capture systems is strongly preferred.
  • Previous experience in the clinical environment, patient recruitment and patient approach is strongly preferred.

Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator
Working Title: Research Program Coordinator
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD
Starting Salary Range: $16.75 - $23.00 - $29.30 HRLY (Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F 8-5
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: Hybrid
Department name: 10003087-SOM Ped Pulmonary
Personnel area: School of Medicine

Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/

Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
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.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate’s conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

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Accommodation Information

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 Talent Acquisition Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit accessibility.jhu.edu.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

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.

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


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.

EEO is the Law
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