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Johns Hopkins University Research Program Assistant in Baltimore, Maryland

The Department of Pediatric Neurology is seeking a Research Program Assistant to provide support for multiple research projects for pediatric neuromuscular diseases such as spinal muscular atrophy and duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Assists in project planning, and ensures that pre-established work scope, IRS-approved study protocol, and regulatory requirements are followed. Recruits and coordinates research subjects, as appropriate. Develops and maintains recordkeeping systems and procedures.

Under the supervision of the Research Program Supervisor and direction of the investigators and study team members, the research program assistant will help out with various activities vital to the large research study of spinal muscular atrophy and duchenne muscular dystrophy. Opportunity for training and advancement.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assists research subjects and/or volunteers, as appropriate to specific study objectives and work scope.

  • Implements and maintains data collection and analysis systems in support of research protocol; including the management of data, paper files, and electronic databases.

  • Aids in the smooth and efficient day-to-day operation of research and data collection activities in

  • compliance with The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other relevant patient privacy statutes.

  • Shipping of specimens.

  • Recruits, instructs, and coordinates research subjects and/or volunteers, as appropriate to specific study objectives and work scope.

  • Follows day-to-day activities in the carrying out of research protocol, as appropriate to the position.

  • Perform aspects of research protocol, as required, in accordance with specified program objectives.

  • Maintains records of research activities, and prepares periodic and ad hoc reports, as required by investigators and/or regulatory bodies.

  • Data entry in study database, resolving issues with missing data.

  • Obtain clarification or corrections, collect missing data. Create a log of missing items from study material using the checklist.

  • Communicate with research coordinators for the data management.

  • Organizing and maintaining research files.

  • Understanding Research patient Insurance coverage and providers. Assisting staff with patient visit scheduling and escorting patients during study visits.

  • Packing and Unpacking materials and equipment for transportation to/from screening events which will include some lifting of equipment.

  • Support project lead in designing study forms.

  • Support other research activities.

  • Prepare study visit paperwork.

  • Preparing study recruitment and education materials.

  • Operating basic office machines.

  • Lend general support to office as needed; includes filing, record keeping and other duties as assigned based on the needs of the research program.

  • Performs miscellaneous -related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory) :

  • Requires High School Diploma/GED required.

  • 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:

* 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 experience required for the respective job. *

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Some college courses

Classified Title: Research Program Assistant

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

Starting Salary Range: $15.00 - $18.50/hr (commensurate with experience)

Employee group: Full Time

Schedule: M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Exempt Status: Non-Exempt

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

Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM Neuro Pediatric Neurology

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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