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Johns Hopkins University Research Program Assistant in Baltimore, Maryland

The Department of Medicine is looking for an energetic and bright professional to join our Transplant and Oncology Infectious Diseases (TOID) Clinical Research Team. The responsibilities of the Research Program Assistant are to focus on administrative, regulatory, and provide operational support for the Program. This position requires tremendous attention to detail, maintenance of regulatory processes, research subject contact, and miscellaneous administrative responsibilities.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist in the daily operation, study visits, sample collection, data entry, and query resolution for multiple clinical research studies and grants.

  • Assist the lead coordinating supervisor and program manager in various administrative responsibilities such as study visit and lab kit creation.

  • Prepare agendas, takes and distributes meeting minutes, updates meeting specific data tables, generates study specific reports utilizing REDCap database, and reports on study efforts at routinely scheduled research group meetings.

  • Contact participants by phone, as needed, to collect data and to schedule and confirm appointments, providing answers to participants in TOID/HOPE studies.

  • Provide miscellaneous administrative support for the Program with regard to keeping records, supply procurement, meeting scheduling, and subject and employee reimbursements.

  • Process clinical samples for storage and shipment including but not limited to pick-up from clinic location, centrifuging, pipetting, and cell isolation.

  • Assist in the development of standard operating procedures and regulatory policy for the Program.

  • Participate in cross-training to cover other studies and provide support as necessary

  • Able to work independently without direct supervision.

  • Able to participate in a weekend on-call rotation to support sample processing requirements of clinical trials

  • All other duties assigned

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Requires high school diploma/GED, and some related experience.

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Health related experience in a university/hospital setting preferred and experience in a research position preferred.

Additional Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Superlative organizational abilities.

  • Exceptionally strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work as part of a diverse team, proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, meticulous record keeping.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

  • Required work schedule for minimum of 16 hours per week with on-call weekends and after hours.

  • Position requires significant mobility, ability to easily walk back and forth between university, lab, and hospital.

  • Must be able to lift 10 pounds overhead, and pickup and carry objects up to 15 pounds.

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: Research Program Assistant

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

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

Employee group: Casual / On Call

Schedule: casual on call

Exempt Status: Non-Exempt

Location: School of Medicine Campus

Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM DOM Infectious Disease

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.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

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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