Share this Job
Job Req ID:  16953

Research Program Assistant II



The Department of Urology is seeking a Research Program Assistant II to work under the direct supervision of Dr. Michael Gorin.   The Research Program Assistant II is responsible for supporting all aspects of clinical research conducted by Dr. Gorin and his scientific collaborators. This includes coordinating study start-up activities, scheduling and preparing for patient visits, assisting with data collection and clarification, and general administrative duties.  This position will work closely with all members of the Brady Urological Institute, including PIs, research nurses, and other study coordinators.  


About Dr. Gorin: Dr. Gorin is an Assistant Professor of Urology, Oncology, and Radiology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He also serves as the Director of the Prostate Cancer Precision Medicine Center of Excellence at The James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute. Dr. Gorin is an expert in minimally invasive and image-guided urology. His clinical practice focuses on the care of patients with a range of urologic diseases including prostate cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia, kidney cancer, and kidney stones. Dr. Gorin’s research focuses on the development of novel diagnostic tests and imaging techniques to address clinical problems within the field of urologic oncology.


Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists with data collection, including patient interviews, obtaining medical records, lab results, diagnostic results, visit notes, data entry, and data clarification.
  • Assists nursing staff to prepare for research patient visits.  Helps with appointment scheduling, research kit preparation and inventory, and study orders delivery.
  • Assists in the process of consenting research participants and the collection of biospecimens as outlined in approved protocols.
  • Sets up protocol implementation tools, including visit checklists, research requisitions, meal and parking vouchers, and sample collection trackers.
  • Assist with laboratory processing of patient specimens.
  • Assist with collection, entering of data into databases, and compiling of data for reports and presentations.
  • Learns and follows all study procedures and protocols.
  • Participates in routine group meetings and/or study-specific teleconference.
  • Performs general administrative tasks, including copying, faxing, maintaining office supplies, and errand running.
  • Assists with study invoicing and reimbursement requests.
  • Has working knowledge of and complies with Good Clinical Practices, ICH Guidelines and SKCCC Clinical Research Office policies.


Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma/GED.  Two (2) years 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.  For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum experience required for the respective job.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline preferred. 
  • Related work experience in coordination of medical or laboratory research required.
  • Certified Phlebotomist or equivalent certification desired. 
  • Must adhere to guidelines regarding honest reporting of sensitive and confidential patient information.
  • Understands the importance/impact of data integrity in terms of patients, study results, costs, quality of service and scientific research in general. Regular contact with physicians, other health care personnel and occasionally, patients, requires the use of good judgment, tact and sensitivity. 


Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Phlebotomy training is not required, but prior experience/training is a plus.  Candidates without this training must attend phlebotomy training (training to be provided at the cost of the employer)
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of medical terminology required.
  • Outstanding organizational skills required.
  • Excellent attention to detail skills required.
  • Must have excellent time management skill.
  • Ability to understand and implement support for clinical trials. 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once, and effectively prioritize each.
  • Requires outstanding verbal communication and interpersonal skills.


Physical Requirements:


Sitting, standing and walking for extended period. 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).  Ability to move standard equipment through a hospital or work environment. Able to lift minimum weight, 10 lbs



Classified Title: Research Program Assistant II   ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC 
Starting Salary Range: $14.14 - $19.44; Commensurate with experience
Employee Group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: School of Medicine, East Baltimore Campus 
Department Name: Urology 
Personnel Area: 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.


Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled. 


EEO is the Law
Learn more:
Important legal information


School of Medicine - East Baltimore Campus