The International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is seeking a Sr. Research Program Coordinator to assist with a project on the feasibility of integrated serological surveillance focusing on malaria and selected vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs), neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), and enteric pathogens in Mozambique. The Sr. Research Program Coordinator will work closely with the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) and Institute for International Programs (IIP) in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHBSPH), the Instituto Nacional de Saúde (INS) in Mozambique, CDC and the London School of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (LSTMH). The Sr. Research Program Coordinator will coordinate daily project activities, including supporting study design and implementation, drafting standard operating procedures and study documents, managing IRB and other regulatory approvals, supporting training and management of field staff and laboratory operations at field sites, ensuring data quality, data analysis, liaising with collaborators, coordinating communication, and preparing reports for donors and key stakeholders. The candidate will travel to the field site in Mozambique to supervise project activities. The candidate must be flexible and adaptable, able to effectively multi-task, be self-motivated and independent, and possess professional judgment and discretion. Interested candidates are encouraged to highlight their field experience, as well as writing and data analysis skills, in their application.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Overall project management including monitoring study progress, liaising with field and laboratory teams, and coordinating with investigators to manage urgent and long-term needs of the study. Experience working in a laboratory preferred.
Overall coordination of study team communications including convening regular conference calls and liaising with the international team of collaborators
Coordinate with in-country laboratory and international laboratory partners to build capacity for laboratory testing with MagPix machine, monitor results and conduct QA/QC.
Support development of study protocols, SOPs and analysis plans
Liaise between field staff, INS, CDC, LSTMH and JHBSPH investigators and other partners during enrollment, testing and data analysis stages
Visit field site to identify partners, set up protocols, monitor progress, assess quality and compliance, and support field and laboratory activities
Support the field teams to conduct sensitization and outreach efforts with local communities.
Develop electronic data collection tools and conduct near-time data quality monitoring
Conduct advanced data analysis including triangulation of multiple biomarkers and survey weighting
Prepare updates and annual reports for funder
Other work, as assigned
degree in global or public health, epidemiology or related field
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the 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.
Proficiency in Portuguese
Proficiency in R programming
Experience with spatial analysis (e.g. ArcGIS) or immunology research
Data cleaning and/or data analysis experience with Stata, R or SAS
Willingness to travel to field site
Demonstrated skills and experience in project management and working with a team. Field and/or research experience in Mozambique or Sub-Saharan Africa is highly desirable.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
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 - 5pm/ 37.5 hours per week Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health Department name: 60000552-IH - Int'l Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) Personnel area: Johns Hopkins University
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