We are seeking a Sr. Research Program Coordinator with knowledge and expertise in infectious disease to coordinate MSSA (Methicillin-Sensitive Staphylococcus aureus) surveillance activities at Maryland health care facilities, as part of the Maryland Emerging Infections (MD EIP)/Active Bacterial Core Surveillance Program (ABC's) and Healthcare Associated Infections Community Interface (HAIC). This position is responsible for the day-to-day leadership, coordination, and administrative oversight of Methicillin-Sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) research projects. Work with senior staff in the compilation of information related to research projects, and office management.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Function as the primary contact for all MD ABC's MSSA activities including MSSA cases, pathogen, and source identification and classification. Serve as an onsite resource for information and consultation for other ABC's activities.
Review information submitted by hospitals and laboratories to identify cases, confirmation of case residency and pathogen source information.
Conduct reviews of patient charts at reporting facilities and completing case report forms and enter and maintain case information in an Access database.
Provide oversight and direction to other project staff in completing MSSA surveillance activities to ensure timely completion and reporting of data.
In addition to MSSA surveillance, the MD ABC's conducts statewide surveillance of other emerging infectious diseases in cooperation with the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The coordinator will interact with project officials at CDC, respond to information requests from CDC, and prepare study reports.
Periodically conduct other surveillance program activities and/or special projects as needed.
Participate in the planning, initiation of, and leadership of other staff in conduct of surveillance activities, and routinely interact with CDC and other program leadership to ensure that program goals are achieved.
Work closely with study PI and senior staff to prepare grant proposals and resubmissions by gathering supporting documentation, and ensuring timelines are met and documentation is formatted as required.
Assist the PI and Program Manager with the preparation and submission of protocols to the IRBs of the JHSPH and the Maryland Department of Health.
Must have a reliable form of transportation for statewide travel and be willing to travel to healthcare facilities throughout Maryland.
Performs miscellaneous related duties as assigned.
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: $46,560 - $64,100/Annually (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: 37.5 hours per week Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Hybrid/School of Public Health Department name: Global Disease Epidemiology and Control Personnel area: School of Public Health
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
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