We are seeking a Research Program Coordinator who will work in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Division of Psychiatric Neuroimaging. This role will be responsible for protocol implementation and providing support to the Principal Investigator in research-related activities to accomplish the goals of privately and publicly funded research projects investigating the biological and psychological determinants of eating.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Respond to phone and email inquiries in a timely fashion.
Keep organized records of subject contacts.
Keep records of advertising if indicated.
Maintain database of current, potential and declined subjects.
Set up and attend conference calls and or meetings as needed.
Verify scheduling of participant appointments, tests, and follow‑up visits to ensure completion of protocol requirements.
Perform administrative tasks such as payment of participants, purchases for research group
Protocol Development & Implementation:
Maintain good working knowledge of assigned protocols and reporting requirements.
Coordinate implementation of multiple research studies.
Compile and maintain IRB protocols.
Supervise and conduct data collection including administering questionnaires, computer tasks and MRI scans to participants including patients diagnosed with various psychiatric and neurological conditions.
Develop and implement standard operating procedures.
Ensure all research conducted adheres to defined study protocols and local and federal regulations.
Prepare and submit annual renewal requests, amendments, and adverse event reports with clinical input according to IRB and Sponsor requirements.
Data Management & Analysis:
After data is obtained, review all forms for completeness and accuracy and obtain clarification or corrections if necessary.
Maintain subject records and study notes in an organized manner.
Train and oversee students or interns on data management.
Develop and maintain research databases.
Complete data entry, cleaning, and organization, including data reduction.
Assist with analyzing results and compiling findings.
Double data entry and data checking, including supervision of students and interns completing data entry.
Meet regularly with Principal Investigator to review data accuracy and overall study progress and participates in all mandatory meetings to develop increasing knowledge of assigned clinical trial requirements.
Support PI in preparing PowerPoint presentations, publications, and grant applications, including conduction of literature searches and generation of graphs, tables and progress reports.
Provide orientation to research projects to students and interns.
Ensure assignments given to students and interns are completed in timely fashion.
Oversee students and interns in research related activities.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelor's Degree in related discipline.
Some related experience.
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.
** Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
High level of interpersonal skill, written and oral communication necessary to effectively interact with study participants and colleagues at all operational levels.
Experience with data analysis programs and software such as Excel, SPSS, MATLAB
Experimental background and experience working in a laboratory setting conducting human subjects research and/or user experience testing.
Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
Ability to work in high magnetic field strength environment, such as MRI facilities.
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 Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.42 - $22.57/hr (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30-5pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM Psy Behavioral Neuroscience Personnel area: Johns Hopkins University
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