Sr. Research Program Coordinator

Johns Hopkins University - Baltimore, MD4.0

Job Req ID: 16317

The Sr. Research Program Coordinator will serve as the Global Programs Coordinator for the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. In this role, s/he will join and work collaboratively with a team of experts across several projects focusing on international bioethics research, training and service. The position will involve overseeing the day-to-day management of projects and providing some administrative support to leadership of the global bioethics portfolio to support programmatic growth.

The Global Programs Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating and supporting international projects and collaborations that seek to advance capacity in bioethics and research ethics within partner institutions in sub-Saharan Africa and potentially elsewhere. S/he will be involved in the day-to-day administration of: partnerships with institutions in low- and middle-income countries to co-develop and sustain ethics-related Master's degree programs outside the U.S., a Johns Hopkins-based bioethics post-doctoral training program for fellows from Africa, a regional bioethics consortium, and projects seeking to enhance bioethics infrastructure and policies essential to research and clinical practice in partner institutions. The Global Programs Coordinator will guide workflow to ensure timely completion of activities and facilitate communications and meetings among members of interdisciplinary project teams, with other individuals at Johns Hopkins University, and with international collaborators. S/he will draft training and grant-related documents and agreements; write, coordinate and distribute program newsletters and web-based announcements; and handle all logistics involved in bringing international trainees, fellows and faculty members to the US for short- and long-term exchanges and training (e.g., soliciting and reviewing candidates, supporting visa processes, managing travel, identifying and reserving housing, registering participants for courses, developing training schedules, coordinating guest speakers, and facilitating payments/reimbursements).

The Sr. Research Program Coordinator will also assist global bioethics program leadership and trainees with program evaluations, and some activities related to the conduct of research on topics in global bioethics, research ethics, and public health ethics. Research activities may include data collection as well as qualitative/quantitative data analysis; conducting surveys and interviews; drafting and/or editing manuscripts and grants proposals; and general research support. S/he will orient and supervise student workers in providing program- and research-related support, as needed. S/he will provide a limited amount of administrative assistance (e.g. document completion and management) for the Associate Director for Global Programs. Possible opportunity for international travel. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline.
  • Three years related experience.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in bioethics, public or international health, public policy, social sciences or related degree preferred.
  • Five years' experience preferred.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Related experience in bioethics, social science, public or international health, health research, or related fields.
  • Candidate must be able and willing to travel internationally at least once per year, for one to two weeks, if needed.
  • Candidate must have data analysis skills such as knowledge/application of SPSS and/or STATA and qualitative analysis methods and software programs (e.g., NVIVO, Atlas Ti, etc).
  • Candidate also must have excellent written, communications and interpersonal skills (particularly when working with international collaborators), superior organizational skills and the ability to think creatively and strategically.
  • Candidates should be self-motivated, able to work independently, meet deadlines, maintain a flexible and adaptable working style and display superb professional judgment and discretion.
Classified Title: Sr. Research Program Coordinator
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB
Starting Salary Range: $38,536 to $52,989 annually
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F; 37.5 hours
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus
Department name: 10003928-Berman Inst of Bioethics-Research/Prog
Personnel area: Academic and Business Centers

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