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Research Program Assistant

Employer
Johns Hopkins University
Location
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 14, 2024

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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.

We are seeking a Research Program Assistantto 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. Reliable transportation as home visits is a part of this position. 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

  • Identify appropriate patients for clinical studies.
  • Collect data from study participants at JHU while controlling data quality and maintaining research integrity.
  • Set up and take down equipment for environmental monitoring in the field.
  • Obtain informed consent from eligible patients.
  • Collect data via abstraction from paper and electronic medical records.
  • Call participants with reminders of their appointments.
  • Post appointments to research calendars including CRMS, EPUC, ICTR, REDCap, Ripple, and Outlook.
  • Data entry, management and calculations using computerized database, word processing and spreadsheet software; review data input for accuracy and completeness.
  • Maintain logs of patient screening, surveys, and visits in REDCap.
  • 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 patient enrollment and 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.
  • Escort patients through hospital during their research visit.
  • Disburse petty cash payments to study participants.
  • Able to effectively prioritize and work on multiple tasks with concurrent deadlines and demonstrate excellent time management skills and efficiency.
  • Research home visits which may include deployment and pick up of environmental equipment, physical activity devices, sleep devices, and others. Reliable transportation is needed.

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.
  • 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.
Special Knowledge, Skills, & 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.

Physical Requirements

  • Sitting in a 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.


Minimum Qualifications
  • High School diploma/GED. Some college courses preferred.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
  • Reliable transportation is needed.


Preferred Qualifications


Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications

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

Classified Title: Research Program Assistant
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB
Starting Salary Range: Min $15.25 - Max $23.00 HRLY ($37,000 targeted; Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday-Friday 830am to 5pm
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview
Department name: SOM DOM Pulmonary
Personnel area: School of Medicine

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.

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.

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, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

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

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 visithttps://accessibility.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 visithttps://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visithttps://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

The following additional provisions may apply, depending upon 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.


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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