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Johns Hopkins University Research Program Assistant in Baltimore, Maryland

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine is seeking a Research Program Assistant who will be involved in data collection, entry, analysis, and management functions in clinical research. Primary responsibilities will include leading participant recruitment for clinical research, answering study related questions, screening potential participants, scheduling and maintaining study calendar and serving as a liaison between the participants and the different research teams. Excellent communication skills and a high level of work ethic and professionalism are required in addition to maintaining a high level of motivation and positive attitude.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Identify appropriate patients for clinical studies.

  • Collect data from study participants at JHU while controlling data quality and maintaining research integrity.

  • Set up and take down equipment for environmental monitoring in the field.

  • Obtain informed consent from eligible patients.

  • Collect data via abstraction from paper and electronic medical records.

  • Call participants with reminders of their appointments.

  • Post appointments to research calendars including CRMS, EPUC, ICTR, REDCap, Ripple, and Outlook.

  • Data entry, management and calculations using computerized database, word processing and spreadsheet software; review data input for accuracy and completeness.

  • Maintain logs of patient screening, surveys, and visits in REDCap.

  • Maintain filing system for electronic and paper-based research records.

  • Maintain compliance with HIPAA and IRB regulations and guidelines.

  • Actively communicate and update supervising study coordinators and/or investigators on patient enrollment and data collection status via verbal and written communication.

  • Have initiative in anticipating and responding to staff and research subjects’ needs based on awareness of routine and repeated job functions.

  • Attend regular research group meetings (weekly or monthly).

  • Communicate with study sponsors, coordinators and collaborators.

  • Escort patients through hospital during their research visit.

  • Disburse petty cash payments to study participants.

  • Able to effectively prioritize and work on multiple tasks with concurrent deadlines and demonstrate excellent time management skills and efficiency.

  • Attend recruitment and community outreach events.

May be Required to:

  • Use the JHU Clinical Research Management System (CRMS) to design clinical study tools. This will include design of study calendars and case report forms, all for use via a web-based research infrastructure.

  • Literature search & organize data for research manuscripts, as needed

  • Prepare materials for submission of applications and renewals and maintain communication with the Johns Hopkins IRB, GCRC, and all related committees.

  • Under supervision, perform Quality Assurance activities related to research protocols

  • Develop and modify case report forms as needed.

  • Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and ensure SOPs are followed.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • High School diploma/GED. Some college courses preferred.

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

  • Some work experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate training.

  • Experience in a clinical or clinical research environment preferred.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Maintain high level of motivation for job functions with positive attitude

  • Experience in using a personal computer.

  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks.

  • Highly attentive to detail and deadlines.

  • Have own reliable transportation.

  • Weekend and evenings availability.

Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:

  • All IRB-required courses must be completed and appropriate exams passed with necessary certification within 2 weeks of start date

Physical Requirements:

  • Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.

  • Standing and/or walking for extended periods of time.

  • Assisting patients during evaluations within crowded clinical environment.

  • Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.

  • Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard.

  • Communication skills using the spoken word.

  • Ability to see within normal parameters.

  • Ability to hear within normal range.

  • Ability to move about.

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 Assistant

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

Starting Salary Range: $15.00 - $16.93/hr (commensurate with experience)

Employee group: Full Time

Schedule: 40 hrs/week

Exempt Status: Non-Exempt

Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview

Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM DOM Pulmonary

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 or because the individual is pregnant or attempting to become pregnant. 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 which campus you will work. 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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