Research Program Assistant II

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Nov 10, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

General Summary/Purpose

The Research Program Assistant II 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

  • Work on electronic data download for lung transplant and COVID-19 studies
  • Participate to coordinate COVID-19 and transplant related studies at Johns Hopkins
  • Perform laboratory experiments under guidance from senior lab members
  • Perform task related to laboratory maintenance, including ordering supplies and others
  • Collect data from study participants at JHU while controlling data quality and maintaining research integrity.
  • Collect data via abstraction from paper and electronic medical records appointments
  • Data entry, management and calculations using computerized database, word processing and spreadsheet software; review data input for accuracy and completeness
  • 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 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
  • Able to effectively prioritize and work on multiple tasks with concurrent deadlines and demonstrate excellent time management skills and efficiency
  • 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
  • Present research work as oral presentation or as manuscripts
  • 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(Required)

    High School Diploma/GED.Bachelor's degree preferred

    Two (2) years related experience

    Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by theJHU 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.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Post-undergraduate training.

    Experience in a clinical or clinical research environment preferred

    Special Knowledge, Skills, and 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
  • Required: All IRB-required courses must be completed and appropriate exams passed with necessary certification within 2 weeks of start date

  • 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.
  • Classified Title: Research Program Assistant II
    Working Title: Research Program Assistant II ​​​​​
    Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC
    Starting Hourly Pay Rate Range:$14.14 - $19.44 / Commensurate with Experience
    Employee group: Full Time
    Schedule: Monday - Friday, 40 hrs per week
    Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
    Location:04-MD:School of Medicine Campus
    Department name: 10002817-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 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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    School of Medicine - East Baltimore Campus


    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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    http://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm

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