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We are seeking a Research Program Coordinator who will work closely with the Principal Investigator to manage and help carry out research projects within the Johns Hopkins University Mood Disorders Center (Department of Psychiatry). On-going projects include a genetics study of individuals with depression treated by electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and a study of the treatment impact of tracking social media and electronic communications in individuals with mood disorders. The Research Program Coordinator will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians and researchers and will interact with collaborative investigators around the country. We are looking for an individual with strong research, communication and organizational skills with a commitment to the advancement of research on mood disorders.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • The Research Program Coordinator will be responsible for helping to develop, manage and implement research study protocols within the Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders Center.
  • Assist in overseeing and maintaining institutional and federal regulatory compliance, including preparing IRB applications, annual IRB continuing reviews, changes in research, protocol amendments and events reports according to institutional and federal policies.
  • Maintain regulatory binders for research protocols and ensure that case files and accompanying paperwork are organized and current.
  • Recruit and consent participants from the Johns Hopkins Health System and the surrounding community into on-going studies.
  • Develop data collection forms and set up research databases with REDCap and other database platforms.
  • Coordinate the collection of study data and biospecimens from research participants and shipment of samples to study biorepository.
  • Monitor and perform regular data quality checks to ensure the integrity of data collection.
  • Work closely with teams around the country to oversee the conduct of multi-site studies as part of large national consortia.
  • Lead study team meetings and coordinate and participate in regular consortia meetings.
  • Contribute to data analysis and help report study findings as needed.
  • Adhere to guidelines regarding the sensitivity and confidential nature of patient information, including HIPAA regulations.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
  • Bachelor's Degree in related discipline required, and some experience.
  • Proficiency in the use of software applications, databases, spreadsheets, and word processing preferred.
  • Additional related experience may substitute for required education, 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. 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.
** Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree in Public Health, Psychology, Social Science, or other related disciplines.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Must have strong communication skills, organizational skills, attention to detail, and clinical sensitivity.
  • Must have the ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple tasks, and make independent decisions about the direction of projects.
  • Must be able to work as part of a team, take initiative, and have strong leadership and teaching skills.
Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD
Starting Salary Range: $16.42 - $22.57/hr (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F 8:30-5:00
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: Telecommute
Department name: SOM Psy Affect Disorders and Psych Genet
Personnel area: Johns Hopkins University

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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