Job Req ID:  110213

Research Program Assistant II

The W. Harry Feinstone Dept. of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology is seeking a Research Program Assistant II to coordinate data collection, recruitment and data management activities for a longitudinal study of HIV infection among gay and bisexual men.

Must be comfortable working with bisexual and homosexual men and people living with HIV, as well as working in a diverse office environment. Must adhere to HIPAA and Human Subjects requirements.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist with the collection of study data by recruiting and coordinating activities of study participants.
  • Perform more complex study dictated activities requiring independent action i.e., conducting basic data tasks.
  • Assist in developing recruitment strategy for one or more studies.
  • Call participants to remind them of appointments.
  • Prepare study folders for clinic. Greet/receive/check in study participants, and escort participants between procedures within the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Hopkins Bay View Medical Center.
  • Contact participants to conduct telephone and in-person screenings and interviews.
  • Collect data using various equipment, computer assisted programs or form filling options. Print schedules and distribute to appropriate staff. Print and mail reminders and missed visit letters. Answer questions related to study protocol and procedures.
  • Collect and process data by organizing data records and study files.
  • Run basic statistics on a variety of data types.
  • Enter data into established databases and develop simple spreadsheets/ databases.
  • Set up tools and procedures for data collection and study processes.
  • Will work with Principal Investigators, the Data Coordination Center, other study staff and coordinators.
  • Complete, satisfy and adhere to all training related to human research and HIPAA. Other duties as assigned.
  • Will involve traveling to attend semi-annual meetings.
  • Will involve attending semi-annual research forums held in the evening.

Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Intermediate or advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Superior organizational and follow-up skills, and ability to multi-task while attending meticulously to detail.
  • Must be: a) sensitive to the nature of the work and the confidentiality of study participants, b) flexible and comfortable working with men who have sex with men, and in a diverse office environment, and c) a willing, positive worker, able to take direction.
  • The successful candidate will be required to pass Protection of Human Research Subjects and HIPAA certification classes, if not already done.

Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications

  • Prior experience working on research studies that use Microsoft Access.
  • Working knowledge of SAS and familiarity with working with ASCII text files.

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.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in related field



Classified Title: Research Program Assistant II 
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC  
Starting Salary Range: Min $15.50 - Max $26.00 HRLY ($42,000 budgeted; Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: Hybrid/School of Public Health 
Department name: ​​​​​​​W Harry Feinstone Dpt Molec Mblgy Imlgy  
Personnel area: School of Public Health 


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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.

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Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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