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Research Program Coordinator

Employer
Johns Hopkins University
Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
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 Johns Hopkins University Department of Otolaryngology(Division of Pediatrics) is seeking a full-timeResearch Program Coordinator to support two NIH-funded studies related to health disparities and patient-physician communication. In 'Project CONNECTS (Communication and Outcomes that enhance Equity in Childhood Tonsillectomy and Sleep),' we evaluate the influence of patient race/ethnicity and surgeon bias on communication and outcomes for children with obstructive sleep apnea. In 'Hidden in Plain Sight: Stigmatizing Language in Patient Medical Records, 'we explore the moral beliefs, values, and reasoning patients and clinicians about the nature of respect in response to different categories of stigmatizing language found in medical records in terms of what is morally right and wrong and why. This Research Program Coordinator will specifically facilitate qualitative methods and analysis for each study. The employee will be primarily responsible for conducting semi-structured interviews and focus groups with patients and clinicians. Will train in qualitative methods and maintain proficient interviewing and data collection skills accordingly. Will execute day-to-day functions of the research conducted across Baltimore-area Johns Hopkins sites. They will recruit, enroll, and consent participants; record interviews; and enter data and maintain secure data transfer and storage. Will assist with coding and mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative) analysis of audio-recorded interviews and focus groups. Provide support additional study protocols as necessary. and should be independently comfortable interacting with patients, families, and clinicians. The Research Program Coordinator will work as part of a dynamic team which includes clinicians, research scientists, and program staff who support cross-cutting research on patient-physician communication and health disparities in many disciplines. This position requires in-person availability during weekday hours and will be onsite for minimum 3 days per week. The employee will work under supervision of the principal investigators.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Screen, recruit, and enroll study participants according to protocol eligibility criteria.
  • Review patient medical charts to determine potential eligibility.
  • Obtain informed consent from study participants as dictated by study.
  • Collect and organize study data through study protocols, interviews, and data entry.
  • Perform data collection, including administration of outcome measures before and after clinical encounters and audio recording the patient encounters during active clinic sessions.
  • Conduct semi-structured interviews and focus groups with participants in-person and on remote platforms.
  • Coordinate, manage, enter, and store study data including transcripts, audio recordings, and survey data.
  • Work with coding staff to ensure accuracy and timely analysis of each encounter.
  • Oversee and distribute financial honoraria to participants and maintain all required certifications and documentation for compliance with remuneration program.
  • Perform routine queries and basic descriptive analyses of data.
  • Produce bi-weekly data reports for presentation to research team and subsites.
  • Travel to external clinic sites including East Baltimore, Bayview, Greenspring, or White Marsh for study protocols and participant recruitment (JHU provides shuttle transportation, if needed)
  • Assist with clerical duties, manuscript preparation, slide and presentation preparation.
  • Assist with running errands related to study.
  • Participate or support additional projects related to patient-physician communication, which may include working with other related investigators in the School of Medicine.
  • Participate in coding and mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative) analysis of audio-recorded clinical encounters and interviews.
  • Additional opportunities for professional development and independent research for interested and qualified candidates
Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Motivated and self-directed individual who works independently with little supervision.
  • Coursework and experience in research ethics, study design, epidemiology, and biostatistics
  • Prior experience with health services and outcomes research studies
  • Mastery of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Experience with database building and organization for research.
  • Skilled writer and editor, ability to provide writing sample.
  • Technical qualifications or specialized certifications:
  • Uses various software applications, such as spreadsheets, word processing, statistical, and relational databases.
  • Operates personal computer to access email, electronic calendars, and other basic office support software.


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.
  • Proficiency or fluency in Spanish.
  • Experience with Stata coding and data analysis.
  • Motivated and self-directed individual who works independently.
  • Mastery in working with Microsoft Office (Word, Power Point, Excel).
  • Skilled writer and editor, willingness to provide writing sample.
  • Experience working with Redcap web application and/or Stata.
  • Experience or knowledge of qualitative research methods and analysis.
  • Experience working with children, families, or pediatric healthcare.
  • Interest, knowledge, or passion for research on implicit bias and health disparities.
  • Willingness to commit to minimum 2 years on project.

Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD
Starting Salary Range: Min $17.00 - Max $30.00 HRLY ($45,000 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
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