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CO Research Assistant

Employer
Johns Hopkins University
Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Nov 21, 2023

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Johns Hopkins, founded in 1876, is America's first research university and home to nine world-class academic divisions working together as one university.

The Department of Radiology is seeking aCO Research Assistant. Under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigator(s), this role will contribute to the mechanistic understanding of neurodegenerative diseases, particularly, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). Responsible for the organization, backup, maintenance and accuracy of all preclinical research data in a timely and ongoing manner. Run reports and analyze data to generate specific study findings. The Research Assistant will perform basic laboratory techniques in processing of animal blood sample, cell culture, molecular biology procedures, ordering, and equipment troubleshooting. Manage records of experiments. Assists in project planning, and ensures that pre-established work scope, IACUC-approved study protocol, and regulatory requirements are followed. Recruits and coordinates research subjects, as appropriate. Assists with writing protocols, papers/publications, and study results.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Implements and maintains data collection and analysis systems in support of research protocol, including the management of data, paper files, and electronic databases.
  • Oversees day-to-day operation of research and data collection activities in compliance with the Institutional animal care and use committee (IACUC) guidelines and protocols
  • Oversees day-to-day activities in carrying out research protocols, as appropriate to the position; may perform aspects of research protocol, as required, in accordance with specified program objectives.
  • Develops and maintains records of research activities, and prepares periodic and ad hoc reports, as required by investigators and/or regulatory bodies.
  • Acts as the primary administrative point of contact for PI’s, postdocs, research or administrative staff.
  • Maintains good working knowledge of all assigned protocols and reporting requirements.
  • Transmits and distributes protocol information.
  • Responsible for submission, verification, and maintenance of protocol specific information on the Research Protocol Library, as appropriate.
  • Maintains regulatory binder for each assigned protocol.
  • With assistance, prepares and submits annual renewal requests, amendments and adverse event reports with clinical input according to IACUC and Sponsor requirements.
  • Adheres to all protocol requirements to ensure the validity of the preclinical research data.
  • Assists the PI in defining information and plans required to accomplish goals of studies.
  • Design and create protocol specific data collection forms.
  • Verifies animal eligibility for studies by comparing animal background check (e.g., hematocrit, body weight, vascular stenosis) with protocol requirements.
  • Keeps a traceable record of animal identification and sends samples for genotyping (if applicable).
  • Ensures accuracy and timeliness of data so that information may be used to promote the project progression.
  • Maintains animal accommodation and monitors the animal loss due to procedure (e.g., loss during surgeries) and non-procedure (e.g., natural death) reasons.
  • Document stages and changes of medication (if in a treatment study) or condition during course of study.
  • Assists in the collection of samples and has detailed knowledge of sample requirements.
  • Transports and processes study samples, as assigned.
  • Operates basic laboratory equipment; complies with biohazard safety standards through proper handling of hazardous chemical and biological agents; uses sterile techniques to avoid contamination; uses universal safety precautions to protect self and co-workers from biohazardous materials; monitors inventory of supplies required for studies.
  • Meets regularly with Principal Investigator to review data accuracy and overall study progress.
  • Participates in all mandatory meetings to develop increasing knowledge of assigned duties.
  • Assist with the writing and editing of manuscripts.
  • Prepares reports on animals or the study as required by the principal investigators and/or external agencies.
  • Enters animal demographic and data into institutional database as required.
  • Responds in a timely manner to special projects or queries related to the data.
  • Corrects errors in database when necessary.
  • Prepares for and participates in monitoring and audits of studies.
  • Completes minimum requirement for continuing educational units.
  • Has working knowledge of and complies with the institutional practices, guidelines, and regulations.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in related discipline.
  • Some related experience.
  • Additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Classified Title: Research Assistant
Job Posting Title (Working Title): CO Research Assistant
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD
Starting Salary Range: Min $17.00 - Max $30.00 HRLY ($45,000 targeted; Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F 8:30-5:00
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: School of Medicine Campus
Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM Rad MR Research
Personnel area: School of Medicine

Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/

Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
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.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate’s conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, theJHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

Accommodation Information

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 Talent Acquisition Office atjhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visitaccessibility.jhu.edu.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. The COVID-19 vaccine does not apply to positions located in the State of Florida. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

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.

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

Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

EEO is the Law:
https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/2023-06/22-088_EEOC_KnowYourRights6.12ScreenRdr.pdf


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

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