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Johns Hopkins University Research Program Coordinator in Baltimore, Maryland

Research Animal Resources is seeking a Research Program Coordinator who supports the behavioral management program of the department under the direct supervision of the Director of Behavioral Management. Directly participates in animal welfare assessments, training via positive reinforcement techniques, and the administration of behavioral and cognitive research with nonhuman primates and other laboratory animal species.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Collects observational data of nonhuman primates using standardized ethograms via focal follows and group scan methods.

  • Conducts behavioral and cognitive tests with nonhuman primates.

  • Implements and evaluates environmental enrichment, social housing, and positive reinforcement training strategies with nonhuman primates and other laboratory animal species.

  • Maintains detailed working knowledge of all assigned protocols.

  • Maintains accurate and complete documentation of data collection, providing regular reports of study progress to the Director of Behavioral Management and other faculty and staff as required.

  • Maintains research equipment and initiates the process for equipment repair when needed.

  • Demonstrates professional communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Informs faculty and staff in a timely and professional manner when problems arise with research plans or deadlines to determine solutions.

  • Manages multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Participates in the development and implementation of lab goals and objectives.

  • Uses various software applications to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or reports, and manage billing/accounting.

  • Assists with the dissemination of research findings via written reports, peer-reviewed articles, and scientific presentations.

  • Maintains regulatory documents according to internal SOPs.

  • Provides miscellaneous administrative support as required.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor's Degreein related discipline.

  • Some related experience preferably in working with nonhuman primates in a captive setting.

  • Additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree and/or three (3) years of related experience working with nonhuman primates.

  • Experience designing and administering cognitive research experiments and/or behavioral welfare assessments with nonhuman primates.

  • Familiarity with training nonhuman animals via the use of positive reinforcement techniques and with implementing species-appropriate environmental enrichment strategies.

  • Project coordination or project management experience.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of nonhuman primate behavior and social systems.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is essential.

  • Experience using R to analyze and visualize data is preferred but not mandatory.

  • Experience conducting literature reviews of academic research is preferred.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including both written and oral communication.

  • Good organizational and time management skills.

  • The ability to work independently and reliably with minimal supervision.

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._

Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator

Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD

Starting Salary Range: $16.42 - $22.57/hr (commensurate with experience)

Employee group: Full Time

Schedule: M-F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Exempt Status: Non-Exempt

Location: ​​​​​​​School of Medicine Campus

Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM Admin Research Animal Resources

Personnel area: School of Medicine

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu . For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

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