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Research Program Coordinator

Employer
Johns Hopkins University
Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Nov 2, 2023

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Johns Hopkins, founded in 1876, is America's first research university and home to nine world-class academic divisions working together as one university.

We are seeking a Research Program Coordinator who will assist the research team with the conduct of long-term NIH-funded or other investigator-initiated research protocols focusing on hepatitis C access and linkage to care and treatment. The research will take place on the East Baltimore Campus and at the Bayview Medical Center. The coordinator will also serve as the coordinator of Sharing the Cure, the Johns Hopkins hepatitis C program which trains primary care, HIV, substance use providers to treat hepatitis C. These activities will account for 50% of effort.

The Research Program Coordinator will spend the other 50% of effort assisting in day-to-day logistical and operational tasks in the Bayview Medical Center Department of Emergency Medicine including administering HIV and Hepatitis C tests, doing medical chart reviews, and linking patients to care outside of the emergency department.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Coordinates the implementation of study protocols in collaboration with the Research Program Manager, the Principal Investigator, and co-investigators.
  • Recruits volunteers and obtains informed consent.
  • Provides onsite data collection by administration of verbal and computer assisted questionnaires.
  • Performs exams using the liver elastography machine.
  • Downloads and records resultant data.
  • Follows federal, state, and institutional laws and guidelines to access and maintain confidential paper and electronic records related to the research trial.
  • Monitors subject accrual, follow up, data collection and performs quality assurance checks on data.
  • Schedules subjects for laboratory tests, medical examinations and consultations.
  • Maintains accurate information on each subject to facilitate study encounters.
  • Telephones and interviews subjects to obtain accurate pre-registration information and to confirm appointments.
  • Coordinates and performs laboratory specimen processing, storage, and shipment using approved bio-safety techniques.
  • Communicates with clinical and study staff to promote and ensure successful recruitment for studies and medical management while in the study.
  • Communicates with Principal Investigator, Co-Investigators and collaborators regarding the progress of the research and management of problems.
  • Disseminates information to research subjects and health care providers.
  • Administrative duties including but not limited to: scheduling of research-related appointments, medical examinations, and laboratory appointments; relaying information to research volunteers regarding preparation for tests and examinations; maintaining research calendar, scheduling research appointments and meeting rooms; opening, sorting and screening research-related mail; using automated systems to access, enter, and edit subject information. Data analysis involving epidemiology and biostatistics based skills encouraged but not required.
  • In the Emergency Department the coordinator will be responsible for testing patients for HIV and HCV through point of care testing, and providing all test results to patients.
  • The coordinator will also assist patients with linkage to care and provide support to clinical staff on follow-up of test results.
  • As the coordinator of Sharing the Cure, the coordinator will work alongside the PI and hepatitis C team to plan and implement the curriculum for the program and will be the day-to-day point person for implementation of the program. The coordinator will oversee data submissions, provider scheduling, and other logistical aspects of the program.
  • Certification in appropriate skill groups must be obtained during introductory period.

Physical Requirements
  • Ability to stand, walk or sit for an extended period of time. Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard.
  • Communication skills using the spoken word.
  • Ability to see within normal parameters.
  • Ability to hear within normal range.
  • Possible exposure to communicable diseases


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
  • Medical terminology and basic computer skills.
  • Experience using IBM compatible PC and office suite software.
  • Bio-specimen processing skills.
  • Data analysis involving epidemiology and biostatistics-based skills encouraged but not required.

Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD
Starting Salary Range: Min $17.00 - Max $30.00 HRLY ($48,800 targeted; Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: Hybid/School of Medicine Campus
Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM DOM Infectious Disease
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.

The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, theJHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

EEO is the Law
Learn more:
https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/2023-06/22-088_EEOC_KnowYourRights6.12ScreenRdr.pdf

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 atjhurecruitment@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 visitaccessibility.jhu.edu.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. The COVID-19 vaccine does not apply to positions located in the State of Florida. 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

EEO is the Law:
https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/2023-06/22-088_EEOC_KnowYourRights6.12ScreenRdr.pdf


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
Learn more:
https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
Important legal information
http://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm

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