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Research Program Assistant II


Classified title: Research Program Assistant II

Role/Level/Range: ACRO/2/CC

Starting Salary Range:$13.73 - $18.87

Employee group: Full time

Employee subgroup (FLSA Status): Non-Exempt

Schedule (hours/days): 40.0

Location: School of Medicine Campus

Department: Pulmonary
Work Schedule/Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30a.m.-5:00p.m. 40 hrs.

Position will support participant recruitment, retention and data collection for several Clinical Trials and NIH funded studies. The Research Program Assistant II will work with the Research Program Coordinator in preparing and organizing data collection materials for participant visits, conducting the study visits, and collecting biological specimens.
Duties and Responsibilities:

Using explicit criteria described in research protocols, screen and identify eligible patients and maintain a log of eligible and non-eligible patients; request clarification from senior staff if uncertainty regarding eligibility; promptly notify senior staff of eligible patients. Ensure that proper written informed consent from each study participant is obtained prior to entering study; ensure that the original signed and dated consent from each study participant is filed in participants’ research record. Perform study procedures such as pulmonary function testing, blood pressure, height, weight, waist circumference, and other procedures as needed in studies. Data entry and management using electronic databases and other computer software. Data collection via abstraction from paper-based and electronic clinical records and from adminstering phone and in-person surveys. Administer simple standardized surveys, clinical assessments and other data collection techniques to patients and their proxies in-person and via phone; record data on case report forms.

Track and assess quality and completeness of data entry and abstraction; immediately raise potential concerns with supervisors. Maintain an organized filing system for electronic and paper-based research records according to HIPAA and IRB regulations and guidelines. Maintains and audits research charts for each participant enrolled in the clinical studies ensuring that documentation meets IRB and regulatory standards. Regularly update clinical and research staff, verbally and in writing, of progress with job functions. Communicate effectively and cooperate with both clinical and research who are directly and indirectly involved in the project in order to achieve project goals in an efficient and effective manner. Able to prioritize and work on multiple tasks with concurrent deadlines and utilize good time management. Recruit, verify subject eligibility and schedule subjects for studies.




High School Diploma/GED. Two years related experience. Possesses knowledge of basic human subject research and ethical guidelines for research. Experience in using a personal computer and software programs especially Word and Excel. Experience with Access and other databases is a plus. Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks. Must be detail oriented and organized. Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Is aware of the role of the position and its potential impact on the working unit. Knows the informal policies, procedures and practices necessary to conduct the normal function of a specific section, unit, or work area. Carries out duties and responsibilities with limited supervision, but asks for clarification when needed regarding data quality and integrity issues. Good verbal communication skills. All HIPPA and IRB-required courses must be completed and appropriate exams passed with necessary certification within 2 weeks of start date.

JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience.

Preferred Qualifications


Bachelors. Phlebotomy Certification. Knowledge of medical terminology.
School of Medicine - East Baltimore Campus

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