Job Req ID:  109152

Research Program Assistant II

We are seeking a Research Program Assistant II who will be responsible for supporting administrative, research, and community education and engagement activities for multiple research projects within the Behavioral and Implementation Research Center (formerly Adherence Research Center).

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Research & Community Engagement

  • Complete screening process in community and clinic settings to identify potential participants.
  • Recruit and consent potential study participants according to protocols’ inclusion and exclusion criteria; be knowledgeable of the protocols so that study activities are completed correctly.
  • Ensure proper informed consent from each study participant is obtained prior to entering study; ensure proper storage of consent forms in participants’ research records.
  • Track visit completion, inform them of upcoming scheduled appointments, and manage study procedures concerns and/or issue that arise during visit assessments.
  • Conduct and track follow-up assessments in a timely fashion. Responsible for troubleshooting participant difficulties with assessment completion.
  • Schedule and support health education seminars on asthma, secondhand smoke exposure, (and other topics depending on studies) following written manuals. These seminars will occur at times convenient for participating community partners and may include early evenings and weekends.
  • Obtain in-depth knowledge of health topics associated with the seminars to be able to address community concerns and questions on these topics.
  • Attend and provide support during community engagement events including, but not limited to, caregiver workshops, health fairs, and staff education.

Data Management

  • Complete status update reports accurately and in a timely fashion to inform the Research Manager
  • Data collection responsibilities include abstracting data from paper and electronic medical records, conducting baseline and follow-up interviews over the phone or in person all according to written procedure manuals.
  • Data management responsibilities include inputting, organizing, editing, and verifying accuracy of data in databases.
  • Responsible for requesting and coordinating pharmacy refill records and current medication treatment plans.
  • Responsible for tracking, shipping, quality control, and cleaning of study devices.
  • Process, transport, package and prepare biological materials for storage, testing, or shipping.

Administrative & Other

  • Participate in weekly staff meetings to report on screening, recruitment, and data collection progress and resolve problems.
  • Work independently and under the direction of the research manager to ensure successful completion of multiple research studies.
  • Process participant payments and maintain accurate financial records.
  • Performing other study related or administrative duties as assigned or requested.

Scope of Responsibility

  • Knows the informal policies, procedures, and practices necessary to conduct the normal function of a specific section, unit, or work area. Is aware of the role of the position and its potential impact on the working unit.

Decision Making

  • Carries out duties and responsibilities with limited supervision. Makes decisions and establishes work priorities on essentially procedure-oriented operations.


  • Will work directly under the supervision of the Senior Research Program Manager.


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interviewing techniques. Ability to speak, read, and write in Spanish preferred.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Understand the importance and impact of data integrity regarding honest reporting of sensitive and confidential patient information.
  • Adhere to guidelines regarding the sensitivity and confidential nature of patient information.
  • Exercise good judgment, tact, and sensitivity at all times.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks, detail oriented, self-motivated, strong interpersonal skills, ability to use personal computer; proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel; database and spreadsheet knowledge.
  • Must be able to effectively prioritize and work on multiple tasks with concurrent deadlines and demonstrate excellent time management skills and efficiency.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks.
  • Highly attentive to detail and deadlines. 


  • Required: Will need to complete IRB course work.

Physical Requirements

  • Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.
  • Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
  • Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard.
  • Communication skills using the spoken word.
  • Ability to attend to information presented one-on-one and during staff meetings.
  • Ability to see within normal parameters.
  • Ability to hear within normal range.
  • Ability to move about freely, climb stairs, and walk for extended periods with equipment in tow.
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs of study equipment from ground and carry.
  • May be asked to work evenings and weekends.
  • Will be asked to travel via personal vehicle to participating research sites in Baltimore area.

*This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.

**This position is an essential position which requires the incumbent to work from home during an event (weather or otherwise) that causes JHU to curtail its operations by closing some or all the university’s offices.

Minimum Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or graduation equivalent.
  • Two years related experience.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
  • Must have valid driver's license and access to reliable transportation to travel to and work in inner-city neighborhoods.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bilingual in Spanish.



Classified Title: Research Program Assistant II 
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC  
Starting Salary Range: $15.00-$20.40-$25.50 HRLY (Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F, 40hrs 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: ​​​​​​​Hybrid/Johns Hopkins Bayview 
Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM DOM Pulmonary  
Personnel area: School of Medicine 


Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here:


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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