The Communications Coordinator will support the Brain Injury Outcomes (BIOS) Division, which manages multicenter, $20 million federally funded clinical trials and multiple site-specific pharmaceutical-sponsored trials. The research assistant will provide support for the division’s internal and external communications channels, as well as communication to sites participating in multicenter clinical trials coordinated by BIOS. This is an entry-level position geared toward a candidate with a passion for health and science communication, and training will be provided as needed.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Collaborate with the communications team, broader BIOS Division, and principal investigators, study coordinators, and other study staff.
Assist with developing grant applications and peer-reviewed manuscripts, including preparing and modifying biosketches, tables, figures, and references. Ensure manuscripts comply with NIH public access guidelines.
Write or proofread communications pieces for internal and external use, including website content, slides, and social media content.
Provide assistance for communication with trial sites, including monthly newsletters and trial websites.
Assist division faculty with correspondence and CV updates. Coordinate director’s peer review responsibilities.
Participate in study team meetings, present reports, and organize and facilitate webinars.
Perform basic video editing, graphic design, and website content management tasks.
Perform administrative duties in support of communications efforts.
Conduct research and fact finding to assist in developing content for communication pieces.
Comply with all regulatory and institutional requirements related to clinical research.
Other writing, editing, graphic design, and related support as needed.
Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):
High School Diploma/GED required.
Some related experience is required or two years of college coursework.
Bachelor's degree, preferably in English, communications, journalism, public health, science, or a related discipline is preferred and may substitute for some experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. Additional experience may be considered in lieu of some education***.
Strong interest in communications.
Ability to synthesize and simplify complex, scientific, or technical information.
Experience with WordPress.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent oral and written communications skills.
Ability and willingness to learn.
Strong writing and editing skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail.
Ability to manage deadlines for assignments in different phases of completion.
A writing sample may be requested from candidates selected for an interview.
***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.
Classified Title: Communications Coordinator Working Title: Research Assistant, Communications Role/Level/Range: ATO 40/E/03/OE Starting Salary Range: $17.42-$23.95 per hour (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday/8:30am-5:00pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10003520-SOM Neuro BIOS Personnel area: School of Medicine
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