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Johns Hopkins University Research Program Assistant II in Baltimore, Maryland

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is seeking a Research Program Assistant II who will work under the direct supervision of the Program Manager of the division and will be responsible for facilitating clinical research patient visits at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. The position will support the conduct of GI/Immunology Oncology clinical trials, including scheduling and preparing for patient visits, maintain current documentation on all clinical trial procedures to adhere to clinical trial compliance. Serves as department liaison with outside support groups, i.e. pathology, radiology, and multiple research laboratories both in-house and third-party.

The Research Program Assistant II will have the ability to anticipate daily changes in schedule, maintaining a smooth patient flow. Uses universal safety precautions to protect self and co-workers from biohazardous materials, including blood-borne pathogens.as well as general administrative duties. This position will work closely with all members of the GI Oncology Program, including PIs, research nurses, study coordinators and program manager.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assists nursing staff to prepare for research patient visits. Helps with appointment scheduling, research kit preparation and inventory, and study orders delivery.

  • Assists clinical research staff with data collection, including obtaining medical records, lab results, diagnostic results, visit notes, data entry, and data clarification.

  • Sets up protocol implementation tools, including visit checklists, research requisitions, meal and parking vouchers, and sample collection trackers.

  • Learns and follows all study procedures and protocols.

  • Participates in routine group meetings and/or study-specific teleconference.

  • Performs general administrative tasks, including copying, faxing, maintaining office supplies, and errand running.

  • Has working knowledge of and complies with Good Clinical Practices, ICH Guidelines and SKCCC Clinical Research Office policies.

This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and consistent basis by the incumbent. It should not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are similar in nature and level of difficulty.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • High School Diploma/GED required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

  • A minimum of two years of related work experience in coordination of medical or laboratory research required.

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

  • Certified Phlebotomist or equivalent certification desired.

Special Knowledege, Skills & Abilities:

  • Proficiency in the use of software applications, databases, spreadsheets, and word processing required.

  • Knowledge of medical terminology required. Outstanding organizational skills required.

  • Excellent attention to detail skills required. Must have excellent time management skill.

  • Ability to understand and implement support for clinical trials.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once, and effectively prioritize each.

  • Requires outstanding verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to stand, walk or sit for an extended period of time.

Specific Requirements:

  • Must adhere to guidelines regarding honest reporting of sensitive and confidential patient information.

  • Understands the importance/impact of data integrity in terms of patients, study results, costs, quality of service and scientific research in general.

  • Regular contact with physicians, other health care personnel and occasionally, patients, requires the use of good judgment, tact and sensitivity.

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._

Classified Title: Research Program Assistant II

Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC

Starting Salary Range: $15.00 - $20.00/hr (commensurate with experience)

Employee group: Full Time

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

Exempt Status: Non-Exempt

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

Department name: ​​​​​​​Cancer Immunology/GI Clinical Research

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.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/ .

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The university promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.

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