Classified Title: Sr. Research Program Coordinator Working Title: Sr. Research Program Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB Starting Salary Range: $38,536 - $52,989 Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 33-MD:Johns Hopkins Bayview Department name: 10002854-SOM OB GYN Bay Gynecology Obstetrics Bay Personnel area: School of Medicine
This research coordinator position involves working closely with the PI on several projects related to reproductive health care for incarcerated women. The current projects of the PI's research group include a qualitative study of pregnant women in prison who are denied access to abortion; researching policies and practices and implementing an intervention to improve care for incarcerated pregnant women with opioid use disorder; and an evaluation of the implementation of a new contraception program for women at the Baltimore jail. The position may also include other projects as further funding is awarded.
The position involves coordinating and assisting with all aspects of study implementation and design. This includes communicating with prison and jail administrators, recruitment of incarcerated subjects, helping to develop survey and interview instruments, IRB applications, jail and prison research approval applications. Keeping track of all study documents, track and report flow of subjects through protocols; checking for accuracy and ensuring proper storage of data; ensure timely data entry; recording and maintaining the integrity of the research data, including entering data into databases, properly formatting and electronically storing data; coordinating remuneration of subjects. The coordinator will conduct interviews with incarcerated subjects and administrators, which requires a knowledge of qualitative interview techniques and sensitivity to the nuances of the carceral context. The position also involves consenting subjects, including incarcerated subjects, also involves sensitivity to this environment and potential for coercion in research that must be mitigated. For new studies, the coordinator will lead the development of standard operating procedures manuals for the study. The coordinator will assist with and at times lead statistical data analysis and help to prepare manuscripts, conference abstracts, and posters and PowerPoint presentations.
In addition to scholarly dissemination, these research projects have policy implications and therefore require broader dissemination strategies, which the coordinator will help strategize and at times take the lead on. This includes preparing reports, infographics, website development and other materials to broader audiences.
The coordinator will arrange for research conference calls as the need arises and will update and maintain the Standard Operating Procedures Manuals for each research project.
As the PI's research program is growing, we will also be hiring research assistants to be part of the team. The research coordinator will also be involved in recruitment and interviewing of research assistants. When new team members join, whether research assistants or student volunteers, the research coordinator will be responsible for orienting and overseeing these people. The research coordinator will help ensure coordination of all tasks and assistants/volunteers across the projects, including participating and organizing regular meetings.
The coordinator will assist with grant preparation, including writing, and will liaise with potential funders and research collaborators. The coordinator should have excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to translate complex ideas for dissemination to diverse audiences. The degree of effort dedicated to all of the above duties is variable depending on various project needs and flow. As the PI procures grant funding for subsequent related projects, the research coordinator will also be directly involved in coordinating activities for these, such as IRB related tasks, standard operating procedures, recruitment, data gathering etc. The coordinator will attend and at times make presentations at conferences to disseminate research results. Other responsibilities include helping with budgeting and reimbursement processing.
Since some of the studies have recruitment sites that are outside the Baltimore area, the research coordinator may also have to travel to the remote sites to help hire, train and oversee remote research staff at these locations.
Recruiting, consenting and enrolling participants; coordinating clearance for entering jail and prison sites; conducting interviews with incarcerated women subjects and administrative subjects; maintaining the study databases.
Helping to design and updating survey and interview instruments; use software to track recruitment and responses; procuring gifts for participants and processing reimbursements for the study team.
Managing Research Assistants and students in their work on various projects.
Keep accurate records of all contact made with study participants
complete regulatory requirements as needed of prisons and jails, and maintain documentation of this
IRB submissions and maintenance.
Assisting with office coordination. Answer phones, making copies of data collection tools (etc.).
Assisting with organization of the data as well as data quality control to assure accurate data collection, data cleaning, and data entry.
Updating and maintaining participant data files, hard copy and electronic
Reviewing all participant documents for completeness.
Maintaining a good working knowledge of all study protocols.
Assisting with procuring funds and other organizational tasks to enable the study team to sponsor a conference after the study and analysis is complete.
Assisting with preparing reports at the end of each study for each participating/prison jail and for policy makers and various presentations for dissemination.
Performing other research/evaluation tasks as assigned/needed such as working with biostatisticians on data analyses.
Overseeing student volunteers in their work on the project.
Arrange for conference calls with research participants and other collaborators as the need arises.
Searching for further grand funding opportunities. Help to prepare grants, manuscripts and policy briefs.
College degree required, and a minimum of three years of related experience.
Master's or doctoral degree in public health, public policy, or related field preferred.
Some related experience required in reproductive health or prisoner health care is required.
Applicants should have knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.
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.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, and through understanding of research methodology, preferably epidemiologic research and qualitative research.
It is preferred to have knowledge and experience of health care and research issues with vulnerable populations and the criminal justice system, and a commitment to advocacy based research.
Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks, detail oriented, self-motivated, strong interpersonal skills.
Highly attentive to detail and deadlines.
Must have proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Stata statistical software; database and spreadsheet knowledge; reference manager program skills.
Must be able to effectively prioritize and work on multiple tasks with concurrent deadlines and demonstrate excellent time management skills and efficiency.
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