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Job Req ID:  93156

Research Assistant

The Research Assistant will work under the direct supervision of a Research Associate. The Research Assistant will primarily assist with the day-to-day logistical and operational tasks for the SHIELD portfolio of studies. Tasks include in the office and remote work.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

• The Research Assistant will assist in consenting participants for research studies, complete data collection, and conduct follow-up activities for the SHIELD Study and sub-studies.

• Data collection includes administering questionnaires, data collection from a breathing test, traveling to homes of research participants to drop off and setup air monitoring device and coordinating sample collection at labs in the Johns Hopkins Hospital and at a community clinic.

• Follow-up activities will also include communicating with participants to provide technical support to home-based devices, tracking participants to obtain updated contact information, scheduling follow-up visits.

• RA will follow established research protocols and will complete trainings needed as the protocol.

• RA will be responsible for data entry of collected data and ensuring safety and security of data

• RA will complete all other duties as assigned and work closely with the research program coordinator to ensure completion of all research related activities.

Special Skills/Knowledge:

  • RA must be willing to travel to the home of the participant. During COVID restrictions participant interaction will be from outside the home. Once restrictions are lifted, RA must be willing to go into the home of the participants. RA must have a car with valid driver’s license. RA must be willing to work weekends to coach participant to complete the breathing test at home.
  • RA must be willing to work remotely from home to complete questionnaires over the phone.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline
  • Some related experience
  • Car and valid driver’s license.
  • 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




    Classified Title: Research Assistant 
    Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD  
    Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience 
    Employee group: Full Time 
    Schedule: Varies, 40 hours 
    Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
    Location: School of Medicine Campus 
    Department name: SOM DOM Pulmonary 
    Personnel area: School of Medicine 



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