Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, the Research Program Coordinator will be responsible for the coordination of multiple US-based research and evaluation studies focused on gender-based violence prevention and response. The position requires a high level of accuracy and organization in planning and monitoring, maintaining compliance with established procedures, scheduling and coordinating with stakeholders and collaborators, and other administrative responsibilities. Experience preferred with diverse populations and stakeholders, and core concepts in gender-based violence and trauma-informed care. This position will require some local, national and/or international travel, to visit study sites and/or study partners for the purposes of planning, data collection and/or dissemination.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Responsibilities include coordination, execution, close monitoring and related assistance of research projects.
Supervise student research assistants (~3) towards these goals
Work on studies requiring a high level of knowledge & coordination
Establish study calendar of various protocols and coordinate the logistics needed for successful completion of the studies.
Track the progress of project deliverables and study implementation.
Meet regularly with Principal Investigator and collaborators to review data accuracy and overall study progress
Responsible for coordinating and monitoring the course and collection of research data on participants
Work on problem recognition/resolution, accuracy of data gathered and participant well-being, completion and collection of regulatory documents required by sponsors
Organize study materials and meetings
Act as a liaison with satellite sites.
Coordinate with collaborators for subject recruitment and assist with maintaining IRB approvals/renewals at these collaborating centers.
Assist in the development and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures and tools for various protocols.
Assist with participant screening, consenting and verification of eligibility and data collection
Participate in student staff training and supervision on research protocols and procedures
Design and compile materials to aid staff in complying with protocol requirements
Monitor recruitment, enrollment and follow-up schedules for multiple research studies.
Coordinate the collection and documentation of participant information for research purposes, including enrollment and retention records and logs on paper and databases
Procedures to ensure integrity of data collected
Participate in and or organize community and scholarly events to for dissemination
Data management including cleaning, development, implementation and maintenance of enrollment logs, and light analysis
Assist with preparation of data for reports and presentations
Respond in a timely manner to special projects or queries related to data
Design and implement procedural adjustments to increase accuracy and efficiency of data collection and entry process
Ensure accuracy and timeliness of data collection.
Interact regularly and helps facilitate the completion of work with members of the research team regarding data management and the status and progress of ongoing studies
Assist with development of grants, progress reports and study protocols
Assist with writing manuscripts and abstracts for publication
Assist administratively with submission of abstracts and manuscripts on behalf of study teams
Assist with background information for research studies such as literature reviews
Editing/writing related to project deliverables, including but not limited to research reports, manuscripts, factsheets/briefs, IRB protocols and funding proposals.
Develop research protocols, standard operating procedures, and corresponding applications for IRB/human subjects review
Prepare and submit annual renewal requests, amendments and safety reports according to IRB requirements
Document adverse events and protocol deviations Ensure proper informed consent procedures are followed for each research subject.
This description is a general statement of required duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in related discipline. Some related experience required. Additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. Prior work experience in a research or practice environment is also valued. Must understand and pass all Johns Hopkins online Human Research certification courses.
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. *
Master's degree in public health or related field preferred.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to work as part of a team and also independently, proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and meticulous record keeping. This position requires some domestic and local travel. Proficiency with STATA and Atlas is preferred. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail skills required. Ability to follow multiple, detailed directions. Must have excellent time management skills.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Supervise student research assistants (3)
Budget authority / responsibility level:
Authority to authorize student pay documentation and reimbursement for travel and participation incentives
Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator Working Title: Research Program Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.26 - $22.35 ; Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday- Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm, Up to 37.5 hrs/ week Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health Department name: 10001156-Popltn Fmly and Reproductive Hlth Srvs Personnel area: School of Public Health
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