Research Program Assistant II

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
May 27, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
General Description:

Under the direction of the Sr. Research Program Manager, the Research Program Assistant II (RPA) will work as a member of the team carrying out data collection duties and responsibilities in the conduct of ongoing clinical research projects in a research program that aims to improve physical health for persons with serious mental illness. The RPA is responsible for interacting with study participants, the collection of high quality study data and accurate data entry in adherence to study protocols.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

The RPA may interact directly with study participants. The primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

    -Playing a key role in recruiting, screening, and retaining study participants in community and clinic settings;

    -Conducting initial screening assessments of potential candidates for study eligibility;

    -Performing the informed consent process;

    -Conducting baseline and follow up questionnaires and physical measurements (e.g., blood pressure, weight);

    -Conducting qualitative interviews and focus groups;

    -Assist intervention team on trainings;

    -Providing financial compensation to participants who have completed study activities and logging compensation disbursements;

    -Keeping excellent study records in participant charts, maintaining organization of participant charts;

    -Entering and verifying participant data into a web-based database using a laptop or other portable electronic device in a timely manner; updating tracking spreadsheets and data cleaning;

    -Ensuring the security and confidentiality of all participant data;

    -Attending and participating in regularly scheduled staff meetings, conference calls, and trainings.

    -Working closely with and supporting other study staff.

    -Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

    High school diploma/GED and two (2) years related experience in a research setting required. Additional education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

    Knowledge of software, including Microsoft Word and Excel required. Knowledge of simple record keeping required.

    Must be able to work flexible hours with variable work conditions. Travel to study sites required; must have own transportation.

    Excellent organizational skills are a must, as well as attention to detail. Requires outstanding verbal communication and interpersonal skills with participants, Principal Investigators, and other team members.

    Interest in working with professionals who serve mentally ill/disadvantaged populations needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

    Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Public Health or related field. Experience with spreadsheet and databases. Experience with organization and verification of data sets.

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. *

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
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F 8:30-5:00
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus
Department name: 10002809-SOM DOM General Internal Medicine
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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