Sr. Research Assistant

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Jul 07, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Emergency Medicine seeks aSenior Research Assistant who, under the direction of the Sr. Research Program Manager, will primarily oversee the day-to-day logistical and operational tasks for various research studies in the Department. This individual will interact with the investigators, collaborators, and patients in a research environment and will be writing, running, and analyzing standard and non-standard reports. This person will also assist in carrying out research in accordance with good clinical practices in such activities as obtaining informed consent, data and specimen collection, and patient follow-up over time. The Senior Research Assistant will prepare standard operating procedures for relevant research studies, and will manage data collection and analyze data under the direction of the PI.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a good working knowledge of all assigned protocols and reporting requirements.
  • Run routine and ad hoc reports from databases.
  • Adhere to all protocol requirements to ensure validity of clinical research data.
  • Interact with clinicians and other gatekeepers to access the patient population.
  • Recruit research participants.
  • Verify patient eligibility for studies.
  • Interview patients.
  • Collect patient specimens (e.g., blood draws, urine, or saliva) and other patient data from a variety of sources.
  • Schedule follow-up visits.
  • Perform data collection.
  • Enter data into a computer database.
  • Clean data using computer software to ensure accuracy in preparation of tables.
  • Generate and summarize data into reports to share with PI and Sr. Research Program Manager, including assisting with coding, cleaning and management of data.
  • Maintain paper and computerized research files.
  • Participate in weekly research group meetings; schedule meetings; create agendas; complete minutes.
  • Prepare mandatory reports and documents/protocols.
  • Prepare for and participate in audits and monitoring of studies.
  • Assist in preparation of IRB protocols and related documents.
  • Meet regularly with Sr. Research Program Manager and/or team leader to review data accuracy, shift reports, and overall study progress.
  • Participate in many aspects of publications/manuscripts including literature searches, data set preparation, data validation, implementation of analytic plans, report generation, and preparation of written and oral presentations.
  • Create electronic data collection tools to meet requirements of study design and protocols (e.g. REDCap and Qualtrics).
  • Set-up standard operating procedures for studies and clinical programs.
  • Oversee day-to-day operations of study and data collection staff.
  • Train new staff members on relevant study protocols.
  • Assist in evaluating and developing study budgets.
  • Work with sponsors on study design and program deliverables based on patient population and staff resources

This description is a general statement of required duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis; the Sr. RA will perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline and 2 years of related experience.
  • Additional graduate level education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
  • Phlebotomy training, demonstrated proficiency or willingness to be trained.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MPH or MS in relevant field.
  • Certification as a registered Phlebotomist by a nationally recognized agency is preferred (e.g., National Center for Competency Testing, American Medical Technologists, American Society for Clinical Pathology, American Society for Clinical Pathology, American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians, National Phlebotomy Association).

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Must be comfortable collecting saliva, urine, or blood samples from patients.
  • Proficiency in the use of computers, including software applications, databases, mathematical and statistical tools, spreadsheets, and word processing.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Independent and self-motivated.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong, positive interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively across disciplines and within a variety of cultures.

Work Schedule/Hours:

  • This person will be working 40 hours a week.
  • Must be available to work 8 hour shifts at a time, between the hours of 8:00 am and midnight, seven (7) days of the week.
  • Must be flexible and available to work some evenings and weekends.

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: Sr. Research Assistant
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB
Starting Salary Range: $38,920 - $53,520 annually (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-Su, 8AM-Midnight, 8 Hour Shifts
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: School of Medicine Campus
Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM Em Med Research
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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