The Training Specialist will work with the Assistant Dean for the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP), Director of Operations and Director of Compliance in the Office of Human Subjects Research (OHSR) to develop curriculum, implement programs and manage the activities of a comprehensive training and education program related to human subjects research.
Responsible for leading the development, implementation and continuous assessment of the education and training program of the OHSR. Critical functions include:
Perform needs assessments to identify skills or knowledge gaps that need to be addressed for OHSR staff and the JHU SOM human subjects research community.
Partner with stakeholders to identify training needs.
Plan, develop, and implement general training courses and education programs related to human subjects research.
Schedule and present training and education activities using a variety of techniques.
Organize, develop or outsource programs to meet specific needs.
Work with subject matter experts to design programs to meet specific needs.
Research, identity and schedule appropriate and meaningful learning opportunities for OHSR staff.
Use appropriate methods to communicate educational opportunities to OHSR staff and human subject’s research community.
Facilitate learning through a variety of delivery methods including classroom instruction, virtual training and self-teaching.
Develop and test new on-line help tools and on-line system user guides.
Develop training aids such as handouts, PowerPoint presentations and knowledge assessments.
Design and apply assessment tools to measure training effectiveness.
Develop comprehensive training and education program for onboarding new OHSR staff and IRB members.
Focus on specific training and education needs based on roles and responsibilities.
Serve as subject matter expert for SOM IRB training requirements.
Utilize Learnshare Management System (LMS)/myLearning and CITI to maintain and access IRB training records.
Create and maintain learning resources and facilitated sessions to meet human subject research certification and re-certification requirements; update user accounts.
Access IRB training records in LMS and relay information to study teams.
Maintain OHSR staff training records.
Will report directly to the Director of Operations. Often works independently.
Work with Systems Administrator to develop and maintain appropriate help links within the IRB electronic submission system and build new educational resources for the electronic submission system.
This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree required.
Three (3) years related experience.
Additional education may substitute for some experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits (semester hours) 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.
Experience in curriculum development preferred.
Experience with or knowledge of the relations governing Institutional Review Boards and oversight of Human Subjects Research strongly preferred.
Master’s Degree preferred
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong writing skills; effective communication, presentation and facilitation skills; must be organized and detail oriented.
Proficient use of Microsoft Office.
The ability to work well with individuals at all levels of the organization.
Working in group setting and collaborating with others.
Managing activities requiring leadership and motivation.
Leading educational activities and conducting presentations for both small and large groups.
Classified title: Training Specialist
Working title: Training Specialist
Role/Level/Range: ATP 37.50/E/04/PD
Starting Salary Range: $59,280.00 - $81,430.08 (commensurate with experience)
Department name: 10002712 - SOM Admin Clinical Invest Human Subjects
Personnel area (School): SOM – School of Medicine
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