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Job Req ID:  106056

Research Assistant

We are seeking a Research Assistant. The Research Assistant will work with the Wilmer Cornea Service and collaborating clinicians in the department. The Research Assistant will work with investigators, collaborators and patients in a clinical research environment. In addition, the individual will be assisting with a new research project. Roles include carrying out research in accordance with good clinical practices, collecting data from recruited patients or existing medical records, managing databases, analysis of composite collected data, and preparing the relevant information for journal submission.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Interact with clinicians and other gatekeepers to access the patient population.
  • Recruit research participants.
  • Verify patient eligibility for studies.
  • Interview patients.
  • Perform data collection.
  • Review medical records.
  • Enter data into a computer database.
  • Complete analysis of existing data.
  • Conduct thorough literature searches to support existing and potential projects.
  • Organize data using computer software to ensure accuracy.
  • Generate and summarize data into reports to share with PI and Research Coordinators.
  • Maintain paper and computerized research files.
  • Prepare necessary documents/protocols for research projects.
  • Create and assist in the creation of manuscripts for journal submission.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in related discipline.
  • Additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Some related experience.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities 

  • The Research Assistant must have prior experience with patient interaction and have familiarity with recruiting patients for a research study.
  • The candidate must have some working medical knowledge, especially in the field of Ophthalmology.
  • Prior research experience is recommended, must be comfortable working with databases, spreadsheets, and medical records.



Classified Title: Research Assistant  
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD  
Starting Salary Range: $16.75 - $23.00/hr (Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Mon - Fri, 8:30 - 5:00 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: School of Medicine Campus
Department name: SOM Oph Anterior Segment 
Personnel area: School of Medicine 


Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:

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.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate’s conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.


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