The Bilingual Research Program Coordinator position is responsible for management, oversight and coordination of research grants and projects led by the Director of Transitional Care Research. As the U.S. population ages, the number of Americans who have chronic health conditions will greatly increase. New health service delivery systems will need to be developed, evaluated, and disseminated into widespread practice in order to deliver high-quality, cost-effective care for older Americans who transition across healthcare settings. This position will primarily be working with Alicia I. Arbaje, MD, MPH, PhD on research projects in the areas of geriatrics health services research and patient safety.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
This position will be responsible for management of various projects, working closely with investigators and staff. The position will set goals and timelines in collaboration with investigators, and ensure timely accomplishment of project tasks and goals with high quality. The position is responsible for ensuring program quality, and adherence to expected processes and project goals and timelines. The position also organizes and ensures effective interaction with external partners, including English- and Spanish-speaking community stakeholder groups, advisory boards, funding agencies/organizations, the institutional review board, and other monitory groups as needed.
Oversee overall research program implementation, data collection, timelines, goals and conduct of related tasks
Engage in culturally-proficient community outreach, data collection, data analysis, and dissemination with English- and Spanish-speaking populations
Oversee record management for research programs and assist with managing and performing data collection activities, which may include conducting interviews, performing direct observations, and facilitating focus groups
Help foster collaboration and joint problem identification and problem solving with research collaborators and partner(s)
Conduct meetings and monitor progression toward goals
Triage issues that require input of investigators and other stakeholders to ensure efficient resolution of issues
Identify unmet needs and coordinate resources (human, social, financial, etc.) to meet unmet needs
Prepare, submit and track protocols, amendments, and related documents relevant to appropriate Institutional Review Boards, DSMB, and other oversight groups
Establish appropriate flow of information and materials between meetings and for various study teams; ensure setting of investigator meetings and communications across all participants
Ensure timely accomplishment of project tasks and goals with high quality
Provide oversight of budget expenditures and tracking of project funds together with the Principal Investigator, and budget analyst
Support investigators in writing grant submissions, annual reports, abstract submissions, and other reports as required
Coordinate yearly progress reports for funding organizations
Bachelor's degree in related discipline. Some related experience. Fluency in speaking, reading, and writing in the Spanish language. Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required educations, 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. Up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Experience facilitating and conducting community outreach activities, home visits, interviews, and focus groups in English and Spanish. Master's degree (or equivalent degree) in related discipline.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Must adhere to guidelines regarding honest reporting of sensitive and confidential research and participant information; Understands the importance/impact of data integrity in terms of participants, study results, costs, quality of service and scientific research in general; Regular contact with researchers and collaborators requires the use of good judgment, tact and sensitivity; Excellent organizational and time management skills required; Excellent interpersonal skills; Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Spanish required; Excellent attention to detail; Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities; Proficiency in the use of standard software applications, databases, spreadsheets and word processing required.
Physical requirements for the job:
Sitting in normal seated position for extended periods of time. Ability to use a keyboard and move about. Ability to see and hear within normal parameters.
Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator Working Title: Bilingual Research Program Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.26 - $22.35 ; 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: 10002790-SOM DOM Bay Geriatric Medicine Personnel area: School of Medicine
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