This position will coordinate and be engaged in activities associated with the Johns Hopkins University's Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Laboratory Core and the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) Translational Sciences Core. CFAR is a collaboration across the Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing with the aim of engaging and mentoring new researchers across disciplines to engage in HIV related behavioral, clinical and laboratory research, both internationally and domestically. The ICTR addresses obstacles in translating basic science discoveries into research in humans, translating clinical discoveries into the community and communicating experience from clinical practice back to researchers. The Laboratory Core/Translational Science Core Coordinator will coordinate, administer and monitor the success of initiatives and programming associated with both initiatives, with specific involvement in the laboratory programs of each core
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
- In consultation with the respective Core leadership and advisory boards, develop and implement a core work plan that advances the goals of both Cores and their laboratories.
- Develop interim goals, task plans, action items and timelines to carry out the activities of the cores.
- Develop and implement regular business practices and procedures to support the day-to-day operational needs of the cores, laboratories and work plan.
- Monitor, evaluate and revise practices to ensure smooth program operations in compliance with university and sponsor rules and regulations.
- Ensure adherence to work plans and track program progress.
- Meet regularly with core leadership to review progress.
- Identify obstacles and barriers to success, and develop and implement solutions to address those barriers.
- Plan, develop and implement all core activities, meetings and events.
- Activities and meetings within the Translational Sciences Core and the CFAR Laboratory Core include advisory board meetings, leadership planning and implementation meetings, academic symposia and conferences, evaluation meetings, etc.
- Write program reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
- Develop educational and promotional materials, symposia and conference materials, and all other core materials.
- In consultation with Core leadership, write academic manuscripts, grant applications and/or research plans as needed.
- Serve as primary liaison between the Translational Sciences Core and all other ICTR cores and programs and between the CFAR Laboratory Core and all other CFAR cores and programs.
- Coordinate core activities with the other programs of the ICTR and CFAR.
- Communicate core identity and activities to the rest of the ICTR/CFAR, promoting program awareness.
- Serve as primary liaison with the faculty leadership and staff of the component core programs and laboratories, ensuring all program activities are fully integrated with the larger core and receive support from the core.
- Ensure the cores' ongoing, appropriate use of ICTR/CFAR administrative, financial and communication resources, and advocate for assistance and promotion when needed.
- In consultation with core leadership and financial administration, compile budgets for core activities, monitor ongoing expenditures, and implement financial reporting.
- Provide transactional support of core expenditures when needed.
- Oversee and manage the purchasing of program supplies and materials by reviewing the requests and determining cost effectiveness.
- Create annual core budgets for funding renewals.
- Interact and negotiate with financial staff on behalf of project staff to identify and resolve financial issues.
- Maintain detailed knowledge and understanding of all core laboratories, activities and services to be able to widely promote, disseminate and advertise in cooperation with the ICTR/CFAR communication resources.
- In consultation with the ICTR Evaluator/CFAR Project Administrator, develop and implement the evaluation of the core and its activities and laboratories.
- Collect and collate data and metrics in support of program evaluation and metrics.
- Compile information about past and current project activities in response to requests.
- Review information compiled by others for accuracy and completeness.
- Compile and write regular, timely progress reports including quarterly reports to ICTR leadership and annual reports to sponsors and the university.
- Maintain and update the Translational Sciences Core portion of the ICTR website.
- Work with the CFAR web manager to do the same with the CFAR website.
- Bachelor's degree in related discipline required.
- Five (5) years of related work experience required. Demonstrated supervisory or lead responsibilities.
- Additional education may substitute for required experience, 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. 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.
Related Master's preferred.