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Research Program Coordinator

Employer
Johns Hopkins University
Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Nov 21, 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.

The Department of Otolaryngology-HNS is seeking a full timeResearch Program Coordinatorfor a community- and home-based research program on understanding, developing, and testing community-based approaches to managing hearing loss and strengthening communication among older adults with dementia aging at home and their care partners. Although the research program covers communities throughout Baltimore, there is a special emphasis on addressing hearing care disparities among vulnerable older adults. The Research program coordinator will coordinate all aspects of the day-to-day tasks related to implementing, managing, and completing multi-phase mixed methods research studies that incorporate quantitative and qualitative data collection, management, and analysis.

The research program coordinator represents a collaborative effort between multiple community partners and disciplines, including otology, gerontology, geriatrics, human-centered design, etc. across campuses and the Research program Coordinator will regularly work with diverse investigators, collaborators, and participants, including older adults with dementia and their care partners. Ensure the development and execution of research protocols, including documentation, administrative, and regulatory issues. Carry out and oversee all data collection and management, including quantitative and qualitative data. Study visits will include virtual visits as well visits, when able, to homes, community centers, and clinic-based visits throughout the Baltimore-area and you will be responsible for meeting participants within their homes and meeting with collaborators at community sites. This job requires attention to detail and would ideally require at least a 2-year commitment. Manuscript authorship and other research opportunities are available pending the candidate’s interest.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Coordinate all administrative activities of the research studies to assure validity of findings and adherence to protocols.
  • Oversee and participate in all aspects of the research studies, inclusive of participant recruitment, enrollment and consent, participant scheduling, data collection (in-person and over the phone) and data entry, responsible storage and appropriate organization of all data and transcripts, coordinating associated investigator and advisory board meetings.
  • Oversee record management and analyze data, including the set up and maintenance of a database using Redcap.
  • The employee will ensure that participant meeting schedules remain on track.
  • The employee will also ensure that the research program’s office runs smoothly with call backs, appointment setting, filing, and database entry completed in a thorough yet timely fashion.
  • Must have your own transportation to travel around the city and be comfortable working in the field, including home visits, and interacting regularly with older adults with dementia and their care partners about health-related subject matters.
  • The employee is expected to follow all IRB-approved protocols, including maintaining confidentiality of all study participants.
  • The employee is expected to securely maintain and store all study equipment and paper documents between the University and study sites.
  • Assist with writing, editing, submitting, and maintaining research project proposals to the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Institutional Review Board.
  • Attend regular group meetings and assist in agenda preparation and meeting minutes.
  • Assist and at times coordinate research team activities, including protocol creation and developing and maintaining an inventory of supplies.
  • Actively assist with data analysis and presentation.
  • Contribute to manuscript writing and preparation.

Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Comfortable working with older adults, particularly older adults with dementia and hearing loss.
  • Excellent reference for demonstrated strong, positive interpersonal skills.
  • Record of ability to prioritize complex assignments and complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented with excellent time management skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate and build relationships effectively across disciplines, settings, and cultures.
  • Motivated and self-directed with ability to work independently.
  • Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities.

Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications

  • Familiarity with prospective clinical studies or trials, research protocols, and IRB procedures.
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Familiarity with basic data management.
  • Descriptive analysis and statistical analytic skills preferred but not required.


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
  • Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Some experience in medical research/clinical trials is desired.

Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD
Starting Salary Range: Min $17.00 - Max $30.00 HRLY ($50,000 targeted; Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Mon-Fri 8:00 4:30
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: School of Medicine Campus
Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM Oto Otolaryngology Research
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.

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
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