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Research 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.

Working under the direction of Dr. Seth S. Martin and Dr. Francoise Marvel, and close collaborators including Dr. Lena Mathews, Dr. Erin Spaulding, and Dr. Joe Coresh, theResearch Assistantwill work full time on digital health studies funded by the American Heart Association (AHA), Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), and National Institutes of Health (NIH). The team is hiring multiple research assistants and the individual hired into this position will be matched with one or more of the following studies based on interests and skillset. The individual who is successfully hired into this role will have a chance to work with a fun, creative, and highly productive interdisciplinary team and assist on studies that will shape the future of clinical medicine and public health.

The mTECH REHAB trial, funded by the AHA, is a parallel-arm randomized clinical trial (N=504) to evaluate the efficacy of the Hybrid Corrie Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR) intervention along with usual care compared to usual care alone in individuals who survive a cardiac event, surgery, or procedure, and is considered low to moderate risk for unmonitored exercise. Recruitment is already underway in this trial, which is evaluating the impact of the intervention on the difference in walking distance measured by 6 min walk test and multiple secondary outcomes after 16 weeks. Current study sites include Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Suburban Hospital, and Howard County Hospital.

The DOT-HF trial, funded by the AHA, is a parallel-arm randomized clinical trial to assess the effectiveness of a digital remote patient monitoring solution to improve the adoption of guideline-directed medical therapy at 90 days post-hospitalization in heart failure patients. We aim to enroll 200 adult patients with HFrEF that are currently admitted or were recently admitted to the hospital in this multi-center trial. Recruitment will occur across Johns Hopkins University, Stanford University, and the University of Michigan.

The MCNAIR Study, funded by PCORI, is a multi-center parallel-arm randomized trial of the comparative effectiveness of in-person and telehealth CR. We will evaluate the primary outcome (6 min walk test at 12 months) and secondary outcomes at 3 months, 12 months, and 24 months. We aim to enroll 129 post-CABG patients for this multi-center trial from Johns Hopkins Hospital. Other Centers include the University of California, San Francisco; University of Michigan; and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

In the upcoming ARIC-NCS Wearable Study, to be funded by NIH, we will provide approximately 875 ARIC participants (age 80+) who own a smartphone with a Fitbit Charge 5 tracker, ongoing technical support, and monetary compensation for data transmission. Onboarding to the Fitbit tracker and smartphone application will be done in Center or at home if the participants prefer. Participants will be encouraged to wear the Fitbit during the day and while sleeping (with brief weekly battery charging), and to open the Fitbit smartphone application daily to enable data synchronization. We will assess wear-time and long-term patterns (over 4 years) in physical activity, heart rate, and sleep.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Act as central point of communication for the research team.
  • Assist in managing weekly team meetings and data meetings: scheduling, take lead on agenda preparation, help run meetings, keep minutes, track assignments between meetings.
  • Assist with developing training materials for staff and participants.
  • Assist with recruitment of study participants and implementation of the protocol.
  • Become a super user of study technology and serve as the first point of contact for technical problems that participants may experience over time and collaborate as needed with other study team members to solve technical problems.
  • Assist with monitoring participant adherence and calling participants to re-engage them in the study.
  • Assist with tracking study progress.
  • Assist with data acquisition and analysis.
  • Participate in preparation of abstracts, manuscripts, and national/international conference presentations.

Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Must understand and pass all Johns Hopkins online Human Research Certification courses.
  • Ability to drive to the Comstock Center in Hagerstown, Maryland.
  • Strong interpersonal skills for communicating with study participants.
  • Excellent organizational skills to prioritize multiple tasks with attention to detail.
  • Task-oriented.


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


Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s or Doctoral Degree in related discipline.

Classified Title: Research Assistant
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD
Starting Salary Range: Min $17.00 - Max $30.00 HRLY ($48,880 targeted; Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F 8:30am - 5:00pm
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: Hybrid/School of Medicine Campus
Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM DOM Cardiology
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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