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Job Req ID:  17246

Research Assistant

General summary/purpose:

The Johns Hopkins Tufts Trial Innovation Center (TIC) is funded by a seven year NCATS award with the aim of improving operational innovation in large multicenter clinical research studies.  The Research Assistant will be responsible to provide support for research projects managed by the JHM IRB serving as the central IRB of record for TIC and non-Tic projects.  The Research Assistant is responsible for communications, data collection, entry, analysis, and reporting and document management functions. 


Essential Job Functions:


  1. Report to the cIRB navigators and program managers for large multisite clinical trials in managing central IRB documents and agreements in online systems, creating reports, and distributing documents;
  2. Track agreement execution status, upload documents to online repositories, record activity dates, and report status summaries;
  3. Develop and maintain records of research activities, and prepare regular and ad hoc reports, as required;
  4. Assist in the maintenance of project databases;
  5. Assist in the development of tables and figures for reports and presentations;
  6. Assist in the coordination and participate in research team meetings; schedule meetings; create agendas; complete minutes;
  7. Assist in preparing IRB protocols and related documents;
  8. Support research manager communications with study sites to request documents and answer inquiries;
  9. Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned;
  10. Identify and report site issues to managers.


Minimum qualifications (mandatory):

Bachelor’s degree in related field with some related experience.


Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Must be able to prioritize and coordinate communications and reports, meet deadlines, and understand and appreciate the tasks and processes required. Must have the ability to work well and communicate effectively with others both orally and in writing.  Must have strong organizational skills, attention to detail, be able to work independently and an ability to work with a team of research managers.

Working knowledge of PC operations and proficiency with standard Microsoft Office software required. Ability to learn new database and software applications. Ability to follow multiple, detailed directions of various protocols. Must have excellent time management skills.

This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and consistent basis by the incumbent. It should not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are similar in nature and level of difficulty.


Preferred qualifications:

Knowledge of medical terminology highly desired.




Classified Title: Research Assistant 
Working Title: Research Assistant  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD 
Starting Salary Range: $16.26-$22.35 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: 10003520-SOM Neuro BIOS 
Personnel area: School of Medicine


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