Research Assistant

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Oct 13, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

General Summary/Purpose:

A research assistant is needed to lead the implementation of a newly funded grant with the focus of investigating the relationship between cardiac structure and function and brain structure and function. Specifically, this research effort focuses on what is seen and known about the heart and how this informs stroke etiology (cause of the stroke) and outcomes of the patient after having a stroke using biomarkers and advanced imaging techniques.

The position will include research data entry, screening patients admitted to Johns Hopkins for eligibility, actively consenting these patients while they are in the hospital, assisting in arranging the subsequent inpatient advanced cardiac imaging and collection of relevant blood-based biomarkers. This position will provide a unique opportunity to take the lead on a new clinical program while working with students volunteering for the study.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Participant recruitment, participant testing, maintaining an organized and efficient collection of data using spreadsheets, word processing and databases.
  • Other responsibilities may include literature search, scanning and photocopying consents or other study documents, assisting with transfer of advanced cardiac images to hard drives, assisting in maintaining server searches and reference material, supervised data analysis, and other duties as assigned.
  • Additional skills needed include a proficiency of Microsoft word, Microsoft Excel and Adobe products.
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail are necessary.
  • Opportunities are available to submit and present abstracts and author or co-author research papers.
  • The candidate will possess initiative and self-motivation to aid in the development and carrying out of procedures aimed at maintaining this newly funded five-year research program.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required, as they will be speaking to patients while they are hospitalized to consent them for a research study, which requires a careful balance of emphasizing the importance of the research study while having grace to understand the vulnerable position of the patient being consented.

Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):

  • Bachelor's degree and some related experience required.
  • Related experience in any neuroscience field or with other clinical research projects is preferred.
  • 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. 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 Assistant
Working Title: Research Assistant ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD
Starting Salary Range:$16.26-$22.35 per hour (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday-Friday/8:30am-5:00pm
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus
Department name: 10003515-SOM Neuro Cerebrovascular
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 atjhurecruitment@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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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.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

EEO is the Law
Learn more:
https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
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