Research Assistant

Employer
Johns Hopkins University
Location
Arizona, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 28, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time

THIS POSITION IS LOCATED IN TUBA CITY, AZ

(NAVAJO NATION)

The Center for American Indian Health (CAIH) at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is seeking a motivated individual interested in working on COVID-19 research projects. This work is focused on participant recruitment, retention, data collection and cross-site communication to improve health outcomes in Native communities.

We are seeking a Research Assistant who will primarily oversee day-to-day data collection for research studies, run and write reports, and analyze routine data. Will assist in the day-to-day logistical and operational tasks for various research studies at the site. The Research Assistant will interact with the investigators, collaborators, and participants in a research environment. This person will 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.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

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

  • Maintain a good working knowledge of all assigned protocols and reporting requirements
  • Run routine and ad hoc reports from databases
  • 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 PIs and Study Physicians
  • Adhere to all protocol requirements to ensure validity of clinical research data
  • Interact with clinicians and other gatekeepers to access the participant population
  • Recruit research participants
  • Verify participant eligibility for studies
  • Interview participants
  • Collect participant specimens (e.g., blood draws, urine, or saliva) and other patient data from a variety of sources
  • Schedule follow-up visits
  • Maintain paper and computerized research files
  • Assist with facilitation of weekly site staff meetings
  • Prepare for and participate in audits and monitoring of studies
  • Assist in preparation of IRB protocols and related documents
  • Meet regularly with research staff and site manager to review data accuracy, enrollment reports, and overall study progress
  • Communicate study findings and updates to tribal leaders and community stakeholders

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

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • H.S. Diploma or equivalent
  • Two years of progressively related experience
Preferred Qualifications:

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

Special Knowlege, Skills & Abilities:

  • Must be comfortable collecting saliva, urine, or blood 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
Other Requirements:

    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 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 Assistant
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD
Starting Salary Range: $16.42 - $22.57/hr (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: 8AM-5PM; M-F
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
Important legal information
http://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm

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