Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
A staff person will be hired to assume the role as Sr. Research Program Coordinator. The person will assist the PI in supervising research staff (research assistants, community health worker coordinator), communicating with community site leaders and the Institutional Review Boards for Human Subjects at the JHU, refining and standardizing study materials, data management, analysis, and report writing. He/she will work with the PI in designing, developing, implementing, and maintaining applications for relational databases through REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) tools hosted on servers administered by the Biostatistics Center at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in consultation with the Center's staff. This person will serve as a liaison between the JHU SON and the community sites. He/she will develop technical plans in close consultation with project investigators and staff, establish timelines, and provide progress reports. Manuscript authorship and other research opportunities are available pending the candidate's interest. This job requires attention to detail and would ideally require at least a 3-year commitment.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Coordinates all administrative activities of the research studies to assure validity of findings and adherence to protocols
Coordinates the efforts of various workers in order to ensure that required tasks can be accomplished
Oversee and participates 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
Monitors the amount of money spent in order to ensure the project does not exceed this amount
Recommends changes to a project that is ongoing if it appears it is not proceeding on schedule or is producing unsatisfactory results
Makes presentations to investigators, community partners, and stakeholders concerning different phases of a project
Contracts with community organizations and partners for support on an as-needed basis
Follows all study IRB approved protocols and procedures
Ensures that participant meeting schedules remain on track
Supervises filed operations at community-based sites
Maintains and stores 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 IRB
Attend regular group meetings and assist in agenda preparation and meeting minutes.
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.
Bachelor's degree in related discipline.
Three (3) years related experience.
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Master's degree preferred. Some experience in medical research/clinical trials is desired. Experience working with immigrant older adults is preferred. Prior experience with RedCap database management software is preferred as well as experience with quantitative data analysis as well as qualitative research analysis.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Bilingual skills (English and Korean)
Ability to foster a sense of team spirit within different departments
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Highly organized and detail-oriented with excellent time management skills
Has good budgeting skills and is able to reduce costs without making adjustments that would affect quality
Good math skills; ability to make accurate calculations quickly and easily
Ability to communicate and build relationships effectively across disciplines, settings, and cultures
Record of ability to prioritize complex assignments and complete tasks in a timely manner
Motivated and self-directed with ability to work independently
Good leadership and supervisory skills
Must have his/her own transportation to travel around the study areas and be comfortable working in the field, including home visits and interacting regularly with older adults with probable dementia and their caregivers about health related subject matters
Familiarity with prospective clinical studies or trials, research protocols, and IRB procedures
Master of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and Outlook
Familiarity with basic data management including REDCap database software
Descriptive analysis and statistical analytic skills preferred.
Classified Title: Sr. Research Program Coordinator Working Title: Sr. Research Project Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB Starting Salary Range: $45,195-$62,225 /commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday hours 8:30 - 5:00 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 06-MD:School of Nursing Department name: 60009277-Research Administration Personnel area: School of Nursing
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