Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Sr. Research Program Coordinator (Sr. RPC) will be responsible for coordinating administrative and education activities for the research project. Collaborate with research team and community agencies in the development of research program. Oversee and coordinate meetings with study investigators, community partners, and Head Start sites. Prepare project progress reports. Conduct literature searches, assist with manuscript preparation, and provide administrative support for grant applications.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Serve as lead asthma educator for a Head Start asthma program.
Responsible for writing and editing education procedures, education manuals, and curricula
Collaborate with study investigators, external agencies, community partners, and Head Start sites on development of education materials.
Deliver education via in person or remote training and workshops to Head Start sites. Research and Data Management
Responsible for the coordination of services and the communication of pertinent information to all study participants and study partners.
Develop and implement manual of procedures.
Recruit and screen potential study participants according to protocol’s inclusion and exclusion criteria; be knowledgeable of the protocol so that study activities are completed correctly and completely
Ensure proper written informed consent from each study participant is obtained prior to entering study; ensure that the original signed and dated consent from for each study participant is filed in participants’ research record.
Conduct study visits over the phone, video call, or in person.
Conduct and track follow-up assessments in a timely fashion. Responsible for troubleshooting participant difficulties with assessment completion.
Train existing and new staff to comply with the study protocol.
Assist in the preparation of IRB, DSMB, and sponsor reports
Responsible for providing Principal Investigator a weekly study status report covering asthma education activities and recruitment and retention of participants.
Work with Principal Investigator and co-investigators to develop recruitment tools and strategies for assigned study(s), which include protocol/study specific data collection forms and study manual of procedures.
Data collection responsibilities include: abstracting data from audio, paper and electronic records and conducting baseline and follow-up interviews over the phone or in person.
Data management responsibilities include: Input, organize, edit, and verify accuracy of data in databases. Complete status update reports accurately and in a timely fashion to inform PI and Research Manager.
Data analyses responsibilities include: analysis of qualitative interviews using a qualitative coding platform. Participating in every stage of the qualitative analysis process from creating a code book, to coding transcripts, to analyzing coded material.
May assist in preparation of manuscripts, performing data analyses, preparing data tables, or coauthoring sections.
Understand the importance/impact of data integrity regarding honest reporting of sensitive and confidential patient information.
Adhere to guidelines regarding the sensitivity and confidential nature of patient information.
Exercise good judgment, tact, and sensitivity at all times while working in busy hospital clinic and community environments.
Participate in weekly staff meetings to report on recruitment progress. May make recommendations for resolutions to new/outstanding operational issues. May assist in coordinating study(s) meetings, including developing an agenda and reports.
Work independently and under the direction of the Research Manager and PI to ensure successful completion of the clinical research study. Scope of Responsibility: Knows the informal policies, procedures, and practices necessary to conduct the normal function of a specific section, unit, or work area. Is aware of the role of the position and its potential impact on the working unit. Decision Making: Carries out duties and responsibilities with limited supervision. Makes decisions and establishes work priorities on essentially procedure-oriented operations.
Bachelor's degree in related discipline and at least 3 years of experience required. Additional education may substitute for experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
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.
Technical qualifications or specialized certifications:
Required:Willneed to completeIRB course work.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Excellent oral and written communication skills and interviewing techniques. Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks, detail oriented, self-motivated, strong interpersonal skills, ability to use personal computer; proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel; database and spreadsheet knowledge.
Physical requirements for the job:
Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods 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
Ability to move about
Ability to attend to informationpresentedone-on-one and duringstaffmeetings.
Ability to lift40lbs.
Classified Title: Sr. Research Program Coordinator Working Title: Sr. Research Program Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB Starting Salary Range: $38,920 - $53,520; commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm; Up to 37.5 hrs/ week Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 33-MD:Johns Hopkins Bayview Department name: 10002817-SOM DOM Pulmonary Personnel area: School of Medicine
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