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Job Req ID:  54385

Research Program Assistant II


General Summary/Purpose:

The Research Program Assistant will assist with the recruitment, scheduling, and complex, detailed 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 will also involve coordination with other staff to ensure these tests are conducted at specific time-points. This position involves using this equipment to study human subjects at least 50% of the time.


Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Recruit subjects and implement recruitment procedures.
  • 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 and entry of data in a timely manner.
  • Work closely with data manager to assist in quality control procedures.
  • Utilize equipment related to blood draws includes IV lines, needles, vials, and various other processing equipment and supplies to study human subjects at least 50% of the time.
  • Teach subjects how to use a variety of study equipment used for ambulatory monitoring.
  • Interact with research subjects and a variety of medical professionals.
  • Prepare summary reports for research meetings as scheduled.
  • Coordinate and notify study team members of study meetings and tasks needing completion.
  • Travel to the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine campus and/or the University of Maryland Baltimore campus as required.
  • Respond in a timely manner to project requests or queries related to data.
  • Perform administrative and clerical tasks as needed, including ordering supplies


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma / GED required.
  • Two (2) years of related prior research experience required.
  • 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) may substitute for one year of experience. 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:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field.


Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to interact with faculty and staff on research teams, in clinical programs, and with educational outreach initiative to strategize about their communication needs.
  • Attention to detail. Good proofreading skills.
  • Excellent oral communication skills to deal effectively within and outside the department.
  • Excellent written communications skills.
  • Skilled in computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Publisher.
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn about the work of the department as well to acquire new technical skills as needed.
  • Excellent organizational skills to work effectively in an environment that requires balancing multiple assignments.
  • Ability to interact effectively and compassionately with individuals at all levels and from diverse cultures.
  • Working knowledge of REDCap, Qualtrics, and SPSS a major plus.


Classified title: Research Program Assistant II

Working title: Research Program Assistant II

Role/Level/Range: ACRO 40/E/02/CC

Starting Salary Range: $14.14 - $19.44 (commensurate with experience)

Employee group: Fulltime

Employee Status: Non-Exempt

Schedule: Monday-Friday – 8:30am-5:00pm 40hrs/Wk

Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview – Baltimore, MD

Department name: 10003139-SOM Psy Behavioral Medicine

Personnel area (School): SOM – School of Medicine



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


If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.


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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