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Job Req ID:  10075

Research Program Assistant II

General summary/purpose:

This casual staff position involves assisting with the recruitment, scheduling, and tracking of subjects participating in one or more research projects. This position involves working directly with research subjects to screen them for eligibility, systematically conduct standardized psychophysical, electrophysical, behavioral, and psychological assessments and maintain records of testing. A variety of computer controlled laboratory sensory testing devices will be used including: thermal sensory analyzers, algometers, von frey filaments, cold water baths, etc. This position involves using this equipment to study human subjects 70 to 85% of the time.

This position will involve working at both the Johns Hopkins Hospital Campus and the Bayview Medical Center. The sites are connected via a regular 15 minute shuttle ride.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Telephone screening candidates to determine eligibility of potential volunteers for a project.
  • Scheduling subjects for research visits and study procedures according to written protocol
  • Coordinate staff and resources required for study procedures
  • Explain study procedure to participants and obtaining informed consent
  • Use software to manage, track and report flow of subjects through protocols
  • Ensure completion of study measures and instruments
  • Check for accuracy and ensuring proper storage of data.
  • Ensure timely data entry. 
  • Work closely with data manager to assist in quality control procedures.
  • Responsible for recruitment of subjects and implementing recruitment procedures
  • Prepare summary reports for research meetings as scheduled.
  • Coordinate and notify study team members of study meetings and tasks needing completion
  • Perform administrative and clerical tasks as needed, including ordering supplies

Minimum qualifications:

High School Diploma/GED plus two (2) years of related experience. Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

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.

Preferred qualifications:

BA/BS. Applicants must possess good interpersonal skills, be detail-oriented, and comfortable working closely with others.  Background in behavioral sciences is desired, but not required.

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Applicants must possess good interpersonal skills, be detail-oriented, and comfortable working closely with others.  Background in behavioral sciences is desired, but not required.


Role/Level/Range: ACRO/02/CC

Starting Salary Range:   $13.73-$18.87

Employee Group: Full-Time

Schedule: Monday-Friday, 40 hrs/wk

Employee Subgroup: Non-Exempt

Department Name: Psychiatry          

Personnel area: School of Medicine


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.


During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.


The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.


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