We are seeking a Sr. Research Program Coordinator to lead protocol implementation for international research studies in the field of tuberculosis, including a study of early tuberculosis disease progression and detection in Uganda and a cost-effectiveness analysis of a multi-center trial of tuberculosis diagnostics in Mozambique, Tanzania, and South Africa.
Responsibilities will include administrative and scientific implementation of study protocols, database oversight and management, close coordination with local research site staff, and participation in analysis and dissemination of research findings. The ideal candidate will apply superb organization, accuracy, initiative, interpersonal and communication skills, and data management experience to the coordination of multifaceted research projects.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Proactively communicate about study progress with Principal Investigators and collaborators in the School of Medicine and School of Public Health.
Build relationships and maintain close communication with international project teams.
Develop project workplans, timelines, and standard operating procedures.
Train local staff on study procedures, including costing, informed consent, and data collection.
Perform independent site visits to ensure adherence to regulatory requirements and SOPs.
Meet regularly with principal investigators and research team to review study progress. Set meeting agendas, actively participate in team meetings, and maintain minutes.
Prepare IRB documentation including proposals, progress reports, and amendments.
Participate in developing and monitoring of study budgets.
Conduct project reporting to supervisors, team, and funders.
Monitor study progress and proactively develop plans to ensure milestones are met and deliverables are received on time.
In collaboration with a Ugandan data manager, maintain a longitudinal REDCap database that interacts with multiple automated and manually-entered data streams. Update database elements as studies evolve.
Review study data for quality, and work with the data manager to develop and resolve queries.
Develop new data collection, data evaluation, and data summary tools.
Prepare patient-level and study-level data summaries for regular reviews by clinical consultants and external monitoring boards.
Analysis and dissemination
Perform cleaning and statistical analysis of collected data (e.g., multivariable regression).
Present results at scientific conferences and other national and international venues.
Contribute to writing of manuscripts.
Prepare updates for study site partners including health facilities and TB program leadership.
Prepare other dissemination products as needed.
Support other work of the TB epidemiology and modeling team at Johns Hopkins
Participate in calls with collaborators
Participate in meetings with guests & stakeholders
Assist with other projects as requested
Bachelor’s degree required.
3 years of related experience required. Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
* JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. 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. *
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Must be able to exercise independent judgement, initiative, and innovation, consulting with the PI as needed; manage multiple tasks concurrently; and meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality. Familiarity with research databases (e.g. REDCap) and statistical software (ideally including R) is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will be sensitive to diverse populations and cultures and will have the ability and enthusiasm to travel internationally when post-pandemic conditions permit. The applicant must be willing to join approximately 2 conference calls by phone per week outside of business hours, for communication with international colleagues.
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.
Classified Title: Sr. Research Program Coordinator Working Title: Sr. Research Program Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB Starting Salary Range: $38,920- $53,520; Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm plus, Up to 37.5 hours/week Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 60000204-SOM DOM ID TB Center Personnel area: School of Medicine
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