Research Program Coordinator

Research Program Coordinator
Requisition #: 44715
Role: ACRO37.5
Level: 3
Range: CD
Status: Full Time
Hours Worked: 37.5
Work Week: Monday - Friday
Contact: 410-955-3006
Personnel Area: Bloomberg School of Public Health
Org Unit:
Location: East Baltimore
Approximate
Starting Salary: $13.87-$16.47 Per Hour
General Description: Research Program Coordinator will work closely with Hopkins investigators in supporting the day-to-day operations of the Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health (PERCH) study. The PERCH Project is a multi-country case-control research study of patients under five years of age and hospitalized with severe lower respiratory tract illnesses to determine the etiology and risk factors associated with the syndrome. The proposed study sites are in South Africa, Zambia, Kenya, Mali, the Gambia, Bangladesh, and Thailand. This position will involve working with investigators at JHSPH and at the sites. Facilitating study operations, including: Team support and administration. Working with team epidemiologists to organize data and reports. Assists team in preparing annual reports and meeting materials. Works with project coordinators in monitoring study data (some analysis work may be included). Prepares meeting summaries and notes. IRB application tracking and coordination. Maintains regulatory binders for each PERCH site. Assists in preparing IRB annual renewal requests, amendments and adverse event reports. Works with PERCH Administrative Coordinator in organizing events and meetings at both domestic & international venues. Prepares for and participates in monitoring of site activities. Participates in weekly meetings to update PERCH Team on Regulatory & Site specific issues. Performing other research/project related activities as assigned Meets with research team on a regular basis and participate in troubleshooting and resolving issues. Operates computer, printer, fax machine, copier, and teleconferencing setup. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Access and Excel. Experience with sharepoint/inter-office networking systems a plus. Internal-IVAC Team and IRB External-Project Sites, Consultants and Independent Contractors. ** POSITION END DATE 12/31/2013**
Qualifications: Bachelor\'s degree in a health/life science or related discipline. Requires excellent time management skills in order to work on several tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines. Excellent written and verbal communication. Some related experience. Additional education may substitute for experience. Additional experience may substitute for education. Interest or experience in public health/research in developing countries. Has working knowledge of and complies with Good Clinical Practices & ICH Guidelines. Some international travel may be required.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience with submiting IRB applications and procedures/policies preferred.
NOTE: The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact generally require immunization against mumps, rubella, measles, chicken pox and hepatitis B. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office. Please be aware that should you require vaccination for chicken pox, the vaccine is administered in two doses given six weeks apart. Johns Hopkins University policy is that individuals will be placed off work without pay between the two doses.
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