Clinical Research Trials Coordinator

Requisition Number:

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Description:

The Center for American Indian Health (CAIH) is located administratively within the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. There are also satellite offices located in the Southwest and Great Lakes region of the Midwest where much of our community-engaged work is done. The core activities housed at CAIH include research studies of behavioral health and infectious diseases as well as a training program. THIS POSITION WILL BE LOCATED AT A CAIH SITE IN ARIZONA OR NEW MEXICO. This is an exciting opportunity to work with an energetic and collaborative team in settings that are known for their beautiful high desert environment including spectacular rock formations, mountain ranges, sand dunes and high-altitude lakes and streams, outdoor enthusiasts will revel in the pristine beauty that the Southwest offers.

Summary

Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health is seeking an experienced Clinical Research Trials Coordinator to work as a full-time core faculty member within its Infectious Disease Control team. The Center for American Indian Health is located within the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland with research and community partner project sites across the Southwest (AZ/NM) and Great Lakes region. Our mission is to work in partnership with Native Nations to raise the health status, self-sufficiency and health leadership of Native American peoples to the highest possible level. This mission is accomplished through three core activities: research, service, and training.

The Infectious Disease Control team at the Center for American Indian Health works with Native communities to conduct research aimed at reducing infectious disease disparities of high priority to the tribal communities we work with. Projects include disease surveillance, clinical trials, and evaluations of the impact of interventions. Study activities vary and are specific to the approved protocols at the worksite, including vaccine clinical trials. The successful candidate for this position will be part of a team that includes Masters- and PhD-trained epidemiologists and study physicians, nurses and research assistants who are based at different study sites. The Clinical Trials Coordinator will report to the Director of the Infectious Disease Control Program. It is expected that the successful candidate will support existing research activities and will also develop their own research interests.

Brief summary of duties and qualifications:

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design and conduct epidemiologic studies and clinical trials
  • Manage site-based research teams
  • Create study materials (e.g., consent documents, case report forms)
  • Review inclusion/exclusion criteria for study participants based on protocol guidelines
  • Conduct chart reviews
  • Liaise with Indian Health Service/Tribal Health providers to update them on study progress and new research protocols
  • Present information on proposed studies and results of studies in community events, as needed
  • Lead data analyses, with the support of statisticians at JHSPH 
  • Participate in grant writing
  • Write manuscripts to communicate study results

Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health or related field
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in infectious disease epidemiology
  • Knowledge of the health and social issues facing American Indian and/or Alaska Native populations
  • Proficiency using statistical analysis software, such as Stata, SAS, or R
  • Experience managing a research team
  • Experience working on clinical trials and familiarity with Good Clinical Practice 
  • Candidates should possess excellent interpersonal, leadership and organizational skills

Additional Requirements and Position Information

  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record
  • Frequent travel to study sites (may require overnight stay)
  • Provide assistance and information to collaborating groups working on related projects in childhood and vaccine preventable diseases
  • Perform periodic specimen processing to reinforce laboratory techniques and training
  • Provide organizational guidance for specimen processing and storage and data management
  • Perform QA/QC checks to evaluate specimen processing and data entry
  • Develop and/or support system for specimen storage and organization in the Baltimore and Whiteriver lab

Listed below are a set of skills that contribute to someone being successful in this position. Our Center values the growth and development of all our team members and there are opportunities to either further develop known skills or learn new ones. 

  • Project management experience and skills
  • Strong communication skills for supervisory, teamwork and feedback purposes
  • Multitasking and dedication to timelines
  • Writing and documentation skills, organizing documents
  • Proficiency with data management and database development including experience with REDCap, Stata or other data management/analysis packages

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Contact Information

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a 2-3 page summary of research interests or related experience.

Send notice of interest to:

Robert Weatherholtz
Director of Operations
rweathe1@jhu.edu

Dr. Laura Hammitt
Director of Infectious Disease Programs
lhammitt@jhu.edu

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