Research Coordinator Position at Johns Hopkins BPRU

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is seeking a full-time Research Program Coordinator at the Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit (BPRU) within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. The Research Program Coordinator would work closely with BPRU faculty and postdoctoral fellows to implement research in the clinical pharmacology of substance use including human laboratory and clinical research studies.

Areas of interest: The current opportunity would provide experience implementing multiple rigorous double-blind human laboratory drug administration studies among healthy volunteers including several substances of interest (e.g., caffeine/other stimulants, nicotine), as well as clinically-oriented research among substance use disorder patient populations.

Responsibilities and opportunity for growth: The Research Program Coordinator will oversee day-to-day activities of research projects including recruitment, screening, data collection and data management. The Research Program Coordinator will assist with the preparation of study reports, publications, and presentations. Many of our staff develop research skills at BPRU and go on to complete graduate work in psychology, medicine, or related disciplines.

Ideal candidate: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Public Health, or any related field is required. Prior experience with human or nonhuman research is appropriate. Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education. The BPRU is particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our research program. Applications from persons with disabilities, protected veterans, underrepresented minorities, and women are strongly encouraged.

Start date: Immediate/Flexible.

To apply: Please contact Mary M. Sweeney, Ph.D. ( and fill out the application through JHU jobs:

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community.