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This position is to start in-person in December 2021.

General Summary/Purpose

We are seeking a highly-motivated and organized researcher to assist with a new COVID-19 study. The Research Program Coordinator will support COVID-19 clinical studies in the Division of Infectious Diseases. This is a one-year NIH-funded study to characterize individual and household characteristics that contribute to COVID-19 transmission and severity in the outpatient setting. The RPC will be responsible for participant engagement, data collection and monitoring, and other tasks necessary for study execution. The RPC will join a dynamic team and contribute to critical research in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintains good working knowledge of all assigned protocols and reporting requirements.
  • Adheres to all protocol requirements to ensure the validity of the clinical research data.
  • Complies with all regulatory/IRB guidelines including, but not limited to: preparation and submission of study protocols, consent forms, amendments, and annual continuing reviews.
  • Verifies patient eligibility by comparing patient history with protocol requirements. Confirms patient registrations and relevant data points in databases.
  • Acts as the primary contact for study participants, including scheduling and confirming appointments, guiding participants through sample self-collection, and administering surveys.
  • Verifies scheduling of patient appointments, tests, and follow‑up visits at the appropriate time to ensure completion of protocol requirements. Maintains a protocol database for tracking patient activity and data submission.
  • Packs, transports, ships, receives, and processes study samples. Complies with biohazard safety standards through proper handling of hazardous chemical and biological agents; uses sterile techniques to avoid contamination; uses universal safety precautions to protect self and co-workers from biohazardous materials; monitors inventory of supplies required for studies.
  • Collects, enters, and compiles clinical data from a variety of sources.
  • Responsible for data management duties that include: creating and maintaining databases, performing data entry, data processing and cleaning, corrects errors, and exporting data files into Excel and/or STATA for analysis
  • Assists in creating presentations in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, or other presentation medium
  • Prepares progress reports to granting organizations and foundations
  • Assists in preparation of manuscripts, grant proposals, statistical reports, tables, and charts
  • Meets regularly with research team to review data accuracy and overall study progress.
  • Attends and supports trainings and program related functions as needed.


This description is a general statement of required duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis; the Research Program Coordinator will perform other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline required.
  • One year of related research or program coordination experience strongly preferred
  • Proficiency in PC operations and software application such as MS Windows, Excel, and Word required.
  • 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 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.

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in related discipline preferred.
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred.
  • Experience with data management and analysis software such as Stata, Access, and REDCap preferred.


Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Highly organized and detail oriented 
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities
  • Ability to follow multiple, detailed directions of various protocols
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team; self-motivated
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated strong, positive interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively across disciplines and within a variety of cultures
  • Experience in database operations and related work experience in coordination of medical or laboratory research
  • Ability to transport self and study supplies to and from work and other sites as required (mileage outside commute to normal work sites may be reimbursed per JHU approved rate.)