Johns Hopkins University Research Program Coordinator in Baltimore, Maryland

Working under the general direction of the Principal Investigator, the research program coordinator provides overall coordination of an NIH-funded clinical trial (BSHAPE), implement the intervention protocol, and supervise staff. Participates in developing research designs, data collection methods, strategies for data management, and bio-specimen procurement. Assists with monitoring reports for the NIH. Leads community-based recruitment of human subjects and manages data collection processes.

Specific duties & responsibilities:

  • Identify and recruit participants in the BSHAPE intervention study.

  • Facilitate weekly BSHAPE intervention sessions until the target number of sessions are completed, and target number of participants are enrolled in the trial.

  • Screen participants, administer the survey, and demonstrate saliva collection protocol.

  • Assist with implementing research protocol pertaining to saliva collection, including scheduling follow-up specimen collection and manage on-site storage of saliva samples at JHUSON for analysis

  • Explain study objectives, risks, and benefits with potential participants to recruit participants

  • Assist with hiring and training of other research team members

  • Oversees field operations

  • Assist in refining research designs, data collection methods and strategies for data management

  • Participates in developing interim reports for principal investigator, funding agency, and institutional review board to ensure that the project is moving toward timely completion

  • Develop strategies to meet targets for recruitment and retention (including saliva follow-up)

  • Consult with the Principal investigator on appropriate management of participant problems and concerns

  • Develop training materials; coordinate training delivery; assure training and compliance of staff over life of project

  • Monitor study progress and develop reports on study progress

  • Report irregularities or adverse events to appropriate study personnel.

  • Makes referrals to support resources per study protocol

  • Obtain, process, and ship saliva specimens to JHU laboratory, and tracks receipt of analysis results

  • Assist with collection of specimens from participants' homes

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

If not trained, the person will be specifically trained to facilitate the BSHAPE sessions and participate in other study related activities.

Technical qualifications or specialized certifications


Bachelor’s degree in related discipline and some related experience. Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. Candidate must have personal vehicle; position will require travel for facilitating intervention sessions and also collecting saliva from participants’ residences. Position requires strong attention to detail and protocol adherence, while maintaining flexibility to respond to multiple priorities. Strong written and oral communication skills are essential.


Master’s in Social Work, Psychology or Public Health is preferred. Two years of experience in research or clinical setting preferred.

Experience working with at-risk individuals and/or survivors of violence and trauma is desired

Classified title: Research Program Coordinator

Role/Level/Range: ACRO/CD/3

Salary: $15.78-$21.69

Status: Full time

Department: Nursing

Work Schedule/Hours: Monday-Friday/8:30-5p/40 hrs.

Location: 525 N. Wolfe Street

Personnel Area: School of Nursing

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