We are seeking a Senior Research Program Coordinator (Sr. RPC) for the Precision Aging Network (PAN) Study. The job of Senior Research Program Coordinator involves research with human subjects, including middle-aged and older adults with and without cognitive impairment, and with specimens and images based on research in human subjects. The Senior Research Program Coordinator will work with a team of researchers coordinated by Dr. Marilyn Albert, Director of the Division of Cognitive Neuroscience in the Department of Neurology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
The Senior Research Program Coordinator will be responsible for implementing the day-to-day activities of the Johns Hopkins site of a large, multi-center study referred to as the Precision Aging Network (PAN) Study. The overarching goal of this study is to create profiles of risk for cognitive decline in a large, diverse cohort of middle aged and older adults (50-79 yrs.) without dementia. The measures that will be examined include cognitive testing, blood, assessments of blood vessels using ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).
The Senior Research Program Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing the work of the other staff working on the PAN Study at Johns Hopkins, and have budgetary responsibilities, as described below. The ultimate goal will be to enroll and follow approximately 400 participants in the PAN Study. The Senior Research Program Coordinator will be responsible for assuring that the study procedures follow the Standard Operating Procedures established by the PAN Coordinating Center.
These responsibilities involve travel between several Johns Hopkins medical campuses including the main East Baltimore medical center and the Bayview Medical Center. A flexible daily time schedule will sometimes be necessary, based on the study participant visit needs and the available staffing.
The Senior Research Coordinator will attend regular meetings with the study team at Johns Hopkins, and virtual meetings organized by the PAN Coordinating Center. In addition, this individual will oversee budgetary expenditures and prepare quarterly budgetary reports for internal review by the leadership team. This individual will also prepare regular reports of the completion of study procedures, submission of data to the coordinating center, and budgetary summaries to the leadership team. Other miscellaneous related duties may be required, as needed.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
The specific responsibilities include
Completing phone eligibility screenings with potential participants to determine if they meet enrollment criteria
Scheduling participants for in-person visits, which includes arranging transportation as needed
Administering and coding in-person assessments including cognitive testing, frailty tasks, biometric assessments, and carotid ultrasound imaging
Assisting in the scheduling of other study procedures, including MRI scans, blood draws and lumbar punctures, and accompanying them to these procedures, as needed
Completing study forms and entering data from study visits into an electronic database; (6) monitoring the completion of cognitive testing and other questionnaires that the participants complete at home, on-line
Processing, labeling, and storing biospecimens
Organizing participant reimbursements and honoraria; and (9) acquiring office and medical supplies
In addition, this individual will assist the Sr. Outreach Coordinator with participant recruitment and retention efforts
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
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: M-F: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Hybrid/Johns Hopkins Bayview Department name: SOM Neuro Cognitive Neurology Personnel area: School of Medicine
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