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Job Req ID:  54698

Research Assistant


General Summary/Purpose:

The Research Assistant will assist the Principal Investigators and Project Director by providing administrative and coordination support for the Data Analysis and Coordination Center for a multi-site HIV epidemiological study.


Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Reports to Senior Research Program Manager and Study PI for a large multisite observational study in managing central IRB documents and agreements in online systems, creating reports, and distributing documents.
  • Tracks agreement execution status, uploads documents to online repositories, records activity dates, and reports status summaries.
  • Develops and maintains records of research activities, and prepares regular and ad hoc reports, as required.
  • Assists in the maintenance of project databases.
  • Assists in preparing IRB protocols and related documents.
  • Communicates with study sites to request documents and answer inquiries.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
  • Identifies and reports site issues to managers.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field required.
  • Some related experience required.
  • 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.


JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits (semester hours) 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.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong IT skills and ability to learn new software programs.
  • IRB knowledge a plus.
  • Basic knowledge of regulatory guidelines related to IRB oversight.
  • JHM IRB policy guidelines and systems.


Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must be able to prioritize and coordinate multiple tasks, with the ability to prioritize and organize 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 researcher managers.
  •  Working knowledge of PC operations and software applications such as MS Windows, Excel, and Word required. Ability to learn new database and software applications is required. Ability to follow multiple, detailed directions of various protocols. Knowledge of medical terminology highly desired. Must have excellent time management skills.


Classified title: Research Assistant

Working title: Research Assistant

Role/Level/Range: ACRO 37.5/E/03/CD

Starting Salary Range: $16.26 - $22.35 (commensurate with experience)

Employee group: Fulltime

Employee Status: Non-Exempt

Schedule: Monday-Friday – 8:30am-5:00pm 37.5hrs/Wk

Location: BSPH Campus – Baltimore, MD – May telecommute during Pandemic

Department name: 10001101-Epidemiology

Personnel area (School): BSPH – Bloomberg School of Public Health



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


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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.


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