Johns Hopkins Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is seeking a Research Program Coordinator to coordinate various research projects related to mental health interventions in community settings. Projects include efforts to promote coordination and integration of child mental health and primary care, projects that seek to develop, implement, and evaluate mental health interventions outside of traditional health systems (e.g., schools), and more basic research to understand risk and protective factors for children's disruptive behavior problems. The Research Program Coordinator is responsible for activities related to participant recruitment and data collection, study protocol implementation, data entry, data cleaning, data analysis, and reporting, and supporting the Principal Investigator and Research Data Manager in other research-related activities (e.g., literature reviews, preliminary data analyses, conference presentations, reports to funders, grant and manuscript preparation). The RPC will work with the principal investigator and Research Data Manager of these projects, and with other program staff as appropriate to conduct these activities.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Participant Recruitment & Data Collection.
Initiate subject recruitment and data collection and monitor recruitment and data collection goals.
Maintain and update the database of existing and potential participants by drawing both from existing project databases as well as publicly available data sources.
Maintain records of recruitment and responses to recruitment and data collection activities.
Respond to phone, email, and fax inquiries related to projects in a timely fashion.
Provide support to Research Data Manager by assisting with planning for and coordination of evaluation of program training and service offerings.
Research Protocol Implementation & Maintenance.
Prepare for data collection through.
conducting literature searches and summarizing findings,
preparing materials (both on paper and setting up electronic data systems such as Qualtrics surveys and REDCap databases) for use during data collection.
Conduct data collection using a variety of methods (e.g., surveys, and qualitative interviews).
Assist with the provision of training and support to other project team members in using project data collection systems (e.g., Qualtrics, REDCap).
Data Management & Analysis.
After data is collected, review forms for accuracy and completeness, and obtain clarification/ corrections from study participants if necessary.
Complete data entry of study data.
Clean study data as needed.
Assist with analyzing results and compiling and disseminating findings.
Support PI and Research Data Manager in preparing PowerPoint presentations, publications, progress reports, and grant applications emanating from this research.
Co-present (as appropriate) findings emanating from this research at local, state, and national conferences.
Meeting Coordination & Attendance.
Attend weekly project meetings with the Hopkins team.
Organize and keep minutes of meetings.
Assist PI and Research Data Manager with purchasing project materials and processing travel for research team members as appropriate.
Perform miscellaneous-related duties as assigned.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Enthusiastic, responsible, able to work independently, and have great interpersonal and communication skills, as well as meticulous attention to detail.
Knowledge/proficiency with JHU-specific software (e.g., Concur).
Knowledge/proficiency with statistical software (e.g., SPSS, SAS, STATA, MPLUS), and database management (e.g., developing databases in REDCap, Microsoft Access, Excel or SPSS) is desirable.
Ability to multi-task and function with independence.
Ability to hear within normal range.
Ability to see within normal parameters.
Communication skills using the spoken word.
Finger dexterity is required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s), or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard.
Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
Ability to stand, walk, or sit for an extended period of time.
Bachelor's Degree in related discipline.
Additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Some clinical or research experience in a related discipline such as Psychology or Public Health.
Some related research experience in child, adolescent, and/or young adult populations.
Related experience in data collection, data management, and/or data analysis.
Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.75-$23.00 HRLY (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Part-time Schedule: M-F 20 Hours Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM Psy Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Personnel area: School of Medicine
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