We are seeking a Research Program Coordinator who will coordinate various research projects in the Johns Hopkins Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry related to mental health interventions in community settings. Projects include efforts to promote coordination and integration of child mental health and primary care, projects that seek to develop, implement, and evaluate mental health interventions outside of traditional health systems (e.g., schools), and more basic research to understand risk and protective factors for children's disruptive behavior problems.
The Research Program Coordinator is responsible for activities related to participant recruitment and data collection, study protocol implementation, data entry, data cleaning, data analysis and reporting, and supporting the Principal Investigator and Research Data Manager in other research-related activities (e.g., literature reviews, preliminary data analyses, conference presentations, reports to funders, grant and manuscript preparation). The RPC will work with the principal investigator and Research Data Manager of these projects, and with other program staff as appropriate to conduct these activities.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Participant Recruitment & Data Collection
Initiate subject recruitment and data collection, and monitor recruitment and data collection goals.
Maintain and update database of existing and potential participants by drawing both from existing project databases as well as publicly available data sources.
Maintain records of recruitment and responses to recruitment and data collection activities.
Respond to phone, email, and fax inquiries related to projects in a timely fashion.
Provide support to Research Data Manager through assisting with planning for and coordination of evaluation of program training and service offerings.
Research Protocol Implementation & Maintenance
Prepare for data collection through:
conducting literature searches and summarizing findings,
preparing materials (both on paper and setting up electronic data systems such as Qualtrics surveys and REDCap databases) for use during data collection.
Conduct data collection using a variety of methods (e.g., surveys, qualitative interviews).
Assist with provision of training and support to other project team members in using project data collection systems (e.g., Qualtrics, REDCap).
Data Management & Analysis
After data is collected, review forms for accuracy and completeness, and obtain clarification/ corrections from study participants if necessary.
Complete data entry of study data.
Clean study data as needed.
Assist with analyzing results and compiling and disseminating findings.
Publication/Presentation/Grant Preparation Support
Support PI and Research Data Manager in preparing PowerPoint presentations, publications, progress reports, and grant applications emanating from this research.
Co-present (as appropriate) findings emanating from this research at local, state, and national conferences.
Meeting Coordination & Attendance
Attend weekly project meetings with Hopkins team as well as meeting with other project sites (e.g., University of Maryland School of Medicine, Salisbury University, Morgan State University)
Organize and keep minutes of meetings.
Assist PI and Research Data Manager with purchasing of project materials and processing of travel for research team members as appropriate.
Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelor's Degree in related discipline.
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.*
*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.
Master's Degree in related discipline (e.g., Clinical Psychology, Social Work, Public Health, Experimental Psychology).
Some clinical or research experience in a related discipline such as Psychology or Public Health.
Some related research experience in child, adolescent, and/or young adult populations.
Related experience in data collection, data management, and/or data analysis.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Ability to multi-task and function with independence.
Knowledge/proficiency with statistical software (e.g., SPSS, SAS, STATA, MPLUS), and database management (e.g., developing databases in REDCap, Microsoft Access, Excel or SPSS) is desirable.
Knowledge/proficiency with JHU-specific software (e.g., SAP, Concur).
Enthusiastic, responsible, able to work independently, and have great interpersonal and communication skills, as well as meticulous attention to detail.
Ability to stand, walk, or sit for an extended period of time.
Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s), or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard.
Communication skills using the spoken word.
Ability to see within normal parameters.
Ability to hear within normal range.
Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30-5 Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM Psy Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Personnel area: School of Medicine
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