Research Program Assistant II

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Apr 05, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

General Summary/Purpose

The Research Program Assistant II involves research with human subjects with and without memory impairments and with specimens and brain images based on research in human subjects.The Research Program Assistant II will work with a team of investigators in the Clinical Core of the Johns Hopkins Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (JHADRC), coordinated by Dr. Constantine Lyketsos, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

The primary job of the Research Program Assistant II is to assist with clinical research involving the Clinic Cohort of the JHADRC, which consists of over 350 participants. The participants include individuals who are cognitively normal, individuals with mild cognitive impairments and persons with dementia. These participants are evaluated annually. Participants and their study partners are evaluated both in-person at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, and over the phone, depending on feasibility and the cognitive status of the participants.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Reviewing the list of participants that are due for their annual visit and scheduling and coordination of the participant visit with the previous evaluator.
  • Administration of screening questionnaires over the phone to assess the eligibility of new participants; and Administration of a neuropsychological test battery to subjects, as needed.
  • Preparation of study packets needed for the evaluation of the participants.
  • Reviewing study forms for completeness and accuracy after a visit is completed.
  • Entering form data into the JHADRC database on secured centralized server.
  • Assistance with generating subject lists from the database to determine the status of data entry.
  • Assistance with tasks related to autopsy approval including: tracking which participants have agreed to post-mortem brain donation (autopsy), contacting participants to follow-up on discussions regarding autopsy approval conducted during the annual visit, assuring that all completed forms are sent to the JHADRC Neuropathology Core, and contacting participants regularly to answer any questions they may have about the autopsy approval procedures.
  • Assistance with processing blood specimens from participants and maintaining a log to assure that the specimens are sent to the JHADRC Biomarker Core for long term storage on a regular basis.
  • Acquisition of office and medical supplies.
  • Working collaboratively with junior and senior faculty, nurses and physicians.
Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma/GED.

2 years related experience

Additional education may substitute for required experience, 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 education/experience required for the respective job. *

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree preferred. Experience in a health related field is Familiarity with basic medical terminology is helpful.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Good interpersonal skills are essential, as are good organizational skills.
  • Ability to work well with a team of researches and with a diverse participant population possessing a range of cognitive function.
  • Must have good computer skills, and the ability to be accurate when coding data, reviewing forms for completeness and handling data entry.
  • Must be able to work independently with modest direction.

Classified Title:Research Program Assistant II
Working Title: Research Program Assistant II
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC
Starting Salary Range:$14.14 - $19.44/hr; Commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday -Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm, Up to 40 hrs/week
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: 33-MD:Johns Hopkins Bayview
Department name: 10003820-SOM Psy Bay BV Geriatric and Neuropsychi
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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Johns Hopkins Bayview


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.

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