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Research Program Assistant II

Employer
Johns Hopkins University
Location
Arizona, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 23, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Center for American Indian Health (CAIH) is seeking a Research Program Assistant II who works for the Center as part of its infectious disease prevention team. This is a full-time position. This position works together with the Center’s field and Baltimore-based research team to assist in the development, coordination and delivery of field-based public health services.

The goals of the infectious disease prevention projects are to evaluate the impact and efficacy of research projects aimed at improving health outcomes for Native American families and communities. Study data results will focus on public health outcomes specific to the approved protocols at the worksite.

CAIH is located administratively within International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The core activities housed at CAIH include research studies of infectious diseases and behavioral health, and a training program.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

Serve as a Research Program Assistant II for the Center’s field-based infectious disease prevention projects. Specific responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

    Responsible for clinical research procedures with study participants including screening for eligibility, informed consent, questionnaires, specimen collection and sample processing, with little supervision and in alignment with study protocols and site policies. Collect data from patient medical records and questionnaires, prepare and code data entry, enter and maintain databases. Monitors data quality and accuracy as required by research protocol. Ensure that case files and accompanying paperwork are organized and current.
  • Act as primary contact for study participants, which may include scheduling, confirming appointments, and escorting/directing to various locations on campus.
  • Transportation of and delivery of services to enrolled study participants as directed by field-based Investigators, Supervisors and Coordinators.
  • Basic laboratory work including safe handling and processing of human biospecimens, as well as shipping preparation per study protocol.
  • Complete all training and certification requirements for required research procedures in a timely manner.
  • Provide follow-up services to individuals as outlined in the study protocol.
  • Facilitation of community-based meetings and events including the presentation of study approval requests, project progress and goals achieved.
  • Work with the rest of the study team on duties related to the general conduct of the study and participate in staff meetings to review project goals and protocols.
  • Travel to field-based training meetings on a regular basis with overnight travel as needed.
  • Travel to other field sites for intermittent or long-term duties as site needs dictate.
  • Assist with the other Center-wide programmatic duties as needed.

(This description is a general statement of required duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties asassigned.)

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • High School Diploma / GED.
  • Two years related experience. Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Must be comfortable completing invasive procedures including specimen collection (nasal, saliva, urine, blood) and other samples from participants.
  • Proficiency in the use of computers, including software applications, databases, 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

    Native language speaker preferred.
  • Knowledge of the community geography, ability to locate participant homes and navigate rural roads effectively and safely.

Additional Information:

    Current driver’s license issued by the state of residence and good driving record required. Ability to travel with overnight stays required as needed. Some evening, weekend and holiday work may be required. May be required to float to other sites. Guidelines regarding travel time and project vehicle use will be clarified based on specific site needs. This position will maintain background clearance as required by the employer and any collaborating agencies.

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 the 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: Research Program Assistant II
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC
Starting Salary Range: $15.00 - $20.00/hr (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Mon - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: JHU - Arizona
Department name: ​​​​​​​Ctr for Amer IndnAlskn Nat Hlth CAIANH
Personnel area: School of Public Health

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.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons or because the individual is pregnant or attempting to become pregnant. 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 which campus you will work. 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.

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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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