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Job Req ID:  48457

Research Assistant

General Summary/Purpose:

Experienced research assistants are sought to work across multiple studies using auricular point acupressure to help manage chronic pain. The research assistant will also assist the study coordinator with administrative duties as assigned in addition to attending team meetings.  


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and complete protocol specific patient records and Case Report Forms (CRF).
  • Maintain a good working knowledge of all assigned protocols
  • Maintain confidential records of required source documentation on each assigned research subject on protocol
  • Control quality of source documentation and research integrity
  • Maintain specimen logs and coordinate laboratory specimen processing and handling with appropriate lab supervisors
  • Participate in other research initiatives as workload allows
  • Willingness to use personal vehicle for recruitment off site
  • Other duties as assigned by the Sr. Research Coordinator and Sponsored Projects Manager or the PI of the project.
  • Act as interventionist and provides treatment for study participants
  • Follow all study IRB approved protocols and procedures


Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):

  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline.
  • 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***.


Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Highly effective verbal and written communication skills are required as is attention to detail and the ability to complete multiple tasks on a timely basis
  • HIPAA and Research Compliance certification training relevant to human subjects’ research and other JHU classes as required.
  • Interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with Principal Investigator, Senior Research Program Coordinator, and other staff members and research participants
  • Ability to maintain meticulous records
  • Ability to work well with others to solve problems
  • Ability to maintain participant confidentiality
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and organizational skills


***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 
Working Title: Research Assistant  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/03/CD 
Starting Salary Range: $16.26-$22.35 per hour (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Casual / On Call 
Schedule: Flexible (up to 27hrs per week) 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: 06-MD:School of Nursing 
Department name: 60009277-Research Administration 
Personnel area: School of Nursing


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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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.


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