The Department of Neurology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is seeking a Sr. Research Program Coordinator. The Senior Research Program Coordinator will work with a team of investigators in the Johns Hopkins Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (JHADRC), including Dr. Marilyn Albert (Director of the JHADRC), Dr. Constantine Lyketsos (Leader of the JHADRC Clinical Core), Dr. Arnold Bakker (Leader of the JHADRC Biomarker Core) and Dr. Abhay Moghekar (Co-Leader of the JHADRC Biomarker Core). The Senior Research Program Coordinator (Sr. RPC) will be responsible for implementing the day-to-day activities of the Johns Hopkins arm of a large multicenter study known as Diverse VCID (DVCID). Participants in DVCID will be co-enrolled in the Memory and Aging study of the JHADRC. Thus, the Sr. RPC will work with other JHADRC faculty and staff to coordinate the activities of the DVCID study with the Memory and Aging Study. This Research Program involves research with human subjects with and without memory impairments and with specimens and brain images based on research in human subjects.
The ultimate goal will be to oversee the recruitment and follow-up of approximately 175 JHADRC participants (65-90 yrs.) who have cognitive complaints but do not suffer from dementia into DVCID. Approximately 50% of the study participants will be underrepresented minorities. DVCID participants are evaluated with a clinical and cognitive assessment, a blood draw, and a brain MRI scan approximately every 18 months. They will be evaluated in-person at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center at enrollment and at follow-up. The Sr. RPC will be responsible for assuring that these evaluations follow the Standard Operating Procedures established by the DVCID coordinating center.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Review the list of participants that are due for their JHADRC annual visit, assess for eligibility to participate in the DVCID study and oversee the scheduling of their in-person visit.
Assist in scheduling the in-person DVCID visit.
Assist the JHADRC Outreach, Recruitment and Engagement Core in recruiting additional participants from the community to be co-enrolled in the JHADRC Clinic Cohort and the DVCID study, with an emphasis on underrepresented minorities.
Administer screening questionnaires over the phone to assess the eligibility of new participants.
Prepare study packets needed for the evaluation of the participants.
Administer a neuropsychological test battery, a CDR semi-structured interview and DVCID specific questionnaires to subjects, as needed.
Assure that appropriate blood specimens are sent to the JHH Clinical Lab and the JHADRC Biomarker Core and maintain a tracking log of the specimens, as needed.
Coordinate the acquisition of the acquisition of the MRI scans with the JHADRC Biomarker Core staff.
Review study forms for completeness and accuracy after a visit is completed.
Assist in entering the DVCID specific forms into the centralized database maintained by the coordinating center.
Assist in entering the Standard Clinical Core forms into the JHADRC database, on a secured centralized server, as needed.
Provide regular reports on the status of the recruitment and follow-up of the DVCID participants to the senior leadership team of the JHADRC.
Provide regular reports on the status of the submission of clinical and cognitive data, blood and MRI scans to the DVCID coordinating center to the senior leadership of the JHADRC
Attend regular virtual meetings organized by the DVCID coordinating center.
Acquire office supplies and medical supplies.
Oversee the DVCID budget, including reviewing quarterly invoices prepared by the DVCID Coordinating Center, and preparing quarterly budgetary reports for internal review by the JHADRC leadership team.
Work collaboratively with junior and senior faculty, nurses and physicians.
Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.
These responsibilities may involve travel between several Johns Hopkins medical campuses including the Bayview Medical Center and the main East Baltimore medical center. A flexible daily time schedule will sometimes be necessary, based on the study participant visit needs and the available staffing.
Bachelor's Degree in related discipline
Three years related experience
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula
3 years related research experience in a health-related field
At least 1-year experience as lead coordinator of a clinical research study preferred.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Good interpersonal skills.
Good organizational skills.
Ability to work well with a team of researches and with a diverse participant population possessing a range of cognitive function.
Requires familiarity with basic medical terminology, excellent organizational skills, good computer skills (including use of EXCEL and REDCap), the ability to handle detailed quantitative information and the ability to be accurate when coding data, reviewing forms for completeness and handling data entry.
Able to work independently with modest direction.
Classified Title: Sr. Research Program Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB Starting Salary Range: $40,100 - $55,140 annually (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: 37.5 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Hybrid/Johns Hopkins Bayview Department name: SOM Neuro Cognitive Neurology Personnel area: School of Medicine
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