The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is seeking a Research Program Coordinator to lead the operations of three behavioral intervention pilot trials. The research program coordinator will work under the supervision of the pilot PIs, Dr. Martha Abshire and Dr. Sarah Szanton.
Under the direction of the Principal Investigators, the Research Program Coordinator will be primarily responsible for overseeing communication among team members, recruitment, data collection and monitoring, adherence to intervention protocols, and day-to day study logistics.
Ideal candidates are self-motivated, have strong verbal and written communication skills, excel in building relationships and partnerships with community stakeholders, have strong organizational skills with attention to detail and are able to handle multiple priorities work and meet deadlines. Flexibility, organization and critical thinking skills are essential. Strong knowledge and skills in older adult and caregiving research, cardiovascular risk assessment, hypertension research is preferred.
The three intervention trials are as follows:
HEROIC waitlist pilot trial: testing a novel multi-component intervention tailored to caregiver goals, HEart failure Resilience Intervention for Caregivers (HEROIC), to improve preventive health behaviors, reduce caregiver burden and improve QOL among HF caregivers
Psychosocial needs of Diverse Women in the year after a Cardiac ICU Stay - understanding the needs of women with serious CVD in the year following an ICU stay and developing a family-centered intervention to meet psychosocial needs
CAPABLE Family pilot trial: testing an adaptation of the CAPABLE program for older adults with mild cognitive impairment or early stage dementia and their care partners
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the project PIs, the Research Coordinator's responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Research Project Management
Lead study meetings and provide update on recruitment, retention and data collection
Manage agendas, note taking, and follow-ups for project-related and research group meetings and conference calls
Supporting interdisciplinary team members (clinician interventionists, recruiters, PIs as needed)
Assist with drafting and monitoring of IRB protocols for patient-partnered research
Contribute to annual reports from project sponsors
Research Participant Recruitment, Enrollment & Engagement
Lead recruitment partner communication
Manage 2+ research assistant recruiters, assigning weekly tasks and checking in as needed
Oversee consent, enrollment, and randomization of research participants
Follow up with participants as necessary (including in waitlist control arm)
Data Acquisition & Analysis
Input records and data management in systems such as Excel, REDCap, Access, or similar system
Manage REDCap database, including design, data entry and quality control
Lead operations of scheduling and conducting interviews
Conduct semi-structured interviews with research participants
Collect baseline and ongoing feedback from study participants
Prepare summaries in varying visual and narrative formats
Assist with coding and analysis of qualitative data
Assist with data cleaning and analysis
Design and implement procedural adjustments to increase accuracy and efficiency of data collection and entry process
May be involved in some basic data analysis
Assist with preparation of data for reports and presentations
Contribute to reports, publications, project summaries and grant proposals
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelor's Degree in related discipline.
Some related experience.
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.
Some relevant experience or interest related to current research projects: aging, disabilities, caregiving, behavioral interventions, cardiovascular assessment, and hypertension
Experience working with older adults
Experience with database management (REDCap or equivalent)
Experience with human-centered design, community-based research, or community engagement
Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.42 - $22.57/hr (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Mon - Fri Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Nursing Department name: Research Administration Personnel area: School of Nursing
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