Responsible for the oversight of day-to-day activities of multiple research projects (e.g., recruitment, screening, team management, and data collection) under the direction of the Principle Investigator (PI) and supervision of the Research Program Supervisor (RPS).
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Oversee the conduct of multiple research studies including conduct of experimental research sessions.
Ensure that the research protocol is being followed by the research team as a whole.
Oversee data collection and back up.
Oversee recruitment and ensure that recruitment goals are being met.
Confirm the availability of the necessary test area facilities, supplies, and required protocol personnel in preparation for participant visits.
Implement protocol changes and ensure that the study team is trained on all changes.
Ensure that the appropriate study documentation is occurring.
Prepare study materials for bi-annual quality assurance checks.
Assist with the preparation of study reports, publications, and presentations.
Conduct and present at study team meetings.
Provide oversight of respective study teams and regularly report study activities to the PI and Postdoc (if applicable) in a prompt manner.
Will relay any staff issues to the RPS in a prompt manner (within 48 hours) and will be expected to provide support in addressing problems within the study team.
Training and Leadership
Is knowledgeable of BPRU’s standardized methods of data and project management. Serve as a resource for Research Program Assistants and other staff with regard to proper usage of data management and project management techniques.
Coordinate the training of Research Program Assistants and other staff in data management and the use of data collection instruments. Keep the Research Program Supervisor informed of the progress of individual staff members and coordinate staff training needs.
Assist Research Program Supervisors in providing backup in the event of staff absences, scheduling conflicts, and other program needs. Become conversant with protocols other than primary assignment and be able to provide training or back-up for these protocols. Provide occasional assistance to other Research Program Assistants in the daily execution of their protocols and data entry tasks.
Provide first-line oversight of their respective study teams in order to maintain a productive and positive atmosphere and be able to report promptly on behavioral or performance issues to the Research Program Supervisor.
Contribute to BPRU initiatives outside of study related tasks. Such responsibilities may include but are not limited to mentoring of new staff, assisting with events, leading new program initiatives, and performing document and data checks.
Education: Bachelor’s in Psychology, Public Health or related field.
Experience: Some related experience.
Equivalency:Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, 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 the 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. *
One year of experience in a human research lab is preferred.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to work independently.
Ability to interact with faculty and staff on research teams, in clinical programs, and with educational outreach initiative to strategize about their communication needs.
Attention to detail. Good proofreading skills.
Excellent oral communication skills to deal effectively within and outside the department and to carry out protocols with human volunteers of diverse socio-economic and racial backgrounds.
Excellent written communications skills in a variety of forms, print material, website content, speeches, and publicity materials.
Knowledge of and aptitude for graphic design and typography.
Skilled in computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Publisher.
Enthusiasm and willingness to learn about the work of the department as well to acquire new technical skills as needed.
Excellent organizational skills to work effectively in an environment that requires balancing multiple assignments and verification of data sets.
Ability to interact effectively with individuals at all levels and from diverse cultures.
Must be able to make decisions and act independently while keeping investigator informed.
Interpersonal and interview skills required in order to carry out protocols with human volunteers.
Experience with Macintosh personal computers, Microsoft Office Applications, graphical software and statistical software preferred.
Physical requirements for the job:
Able to sit in a normal seated position for extended periods.
Able to reach by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
Finger dexterity required, able to manipulate objects with fingers rather than entire hand(s) or arm(s), e.g., use of computer keyboard.
Communication skills using the spoken word.
Ability to see within normal parameters.
Ability to hear within normal range.
Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator Working Title: Research Program Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $33,821 - $46,488; commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm; 40 hours/ week Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 33-MD:Johns Hopkins Bayview Department name: 10003297-SOM Psy Bay Behavioral Pharm Rserch Unit Personnel area: School of Medicine
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