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Job Req ID:  107122

Research Assistant

Under the direct supervision of the Research Coordinator, we are seeking a Research Assistant who will primarily assist in the day-to-day logistical and operational tasks for various research studies in the Kwatra Lab. The Research Assistant will interact with the investigators, collaborators, and patients in a research environment. This person will be writing, running, and analyzing standard and non-standard reports. This person will also assist in carrying out research in accordance with good clinical practices in such activities as obtaining informed consent, data and specimen collection, and patient follow-up over time.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Oversee day-to-day data collection for research study(ies), in support of a PI, postdoc, research or administrative staff. Work consists of running and writing both standard and non-standard reports and analyzing routine data.
  • Maintain a good working knowledge of all assigned protocols and reporting requirements.
  • Adhere to all protocol requirements to ensure validity of clinical research data.
  • Perform data collection, enter data into a computer database, clean and audit data using computer software to ensure accuracy in preparation of tables, generate and summarize data into reports to share with PI and research team, and Run routine and ad hoc reports from databases.
  • Prepare mandatory reports and documents/protocols as well as assist in grant writing.
  • Meet regularly with the PI and/or team leader to review data accuracy, shift reports, and overall study progress.
  • Conduct literature searches to support the manager and the PI.
  • Interact with clinicians and other gatekeepers to access the patient population.
  • Recruit research participants. Verify patient eligibility for studies. Interview patients. Collect patient specimens (e.g., blood draws, urine, or saliva) and other patient data. Schedule follow-up visits.
  • Maintain paper and computerized research files.
  • Prepare for and participate in audits and monitoring of studies.
  • Assist in preparation of IRB protocols and related documents.
  • Participate in weekly research group meetings; schedule meetings; create agendas; complete minutes.
  • Assist with laboratory tasks such as in vitro experiments on cultured cells or in vivo experiments on mice.
  • Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.

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
  • A year of related experience in a clinical setting.

Classified Title: Research Assistant   
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD  
Starting Salary Range: $16.752-$23.00 HRLY (Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Part-time 
Schedule: M - F, varies 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: ​​​​​​​School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM Der Research Division 
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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