Job Req ID:  112812

Research Program Assistant

The Division of Transplant Surgery and the Department of Medicine's Division of Infectious Diseases Transplant Research Center (TRC) is seeking a casual Research Program Assistant. The responsibilities of the Research Program Assistant focus on administrative and regulatory requirements of assigned studies and operational support for the program. This position requires tremendous attention to detail, maintenance of regulatory processes, research subject contact, and miscellaneous administrative responsibilities.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist in the daily operation, study visits, sample collection, data entry, and query resolution for multiple clinical research studies and grants.
  • Assist the lead coordinating supervisor and program manager in various administrative responsibilities such as study visit and lab kit creation.
  • Prepare agendas, take and distribute meeting minutes, update meeting specific data tables, generate study specific reports utilizing REDCap database, and report on study efforts at routinely scheduled research group meetings.
  • Contact participants by phone, as needed, to collect data and to schedule and confirm appointments, providing answers to participants in TRC studies.
  • Provide miscellaneous administrative support including keeping records, supply procurement, meeting scheduling, and processing subject and employee reimbursements.
  • Process clinical samples for storage and shipment including but not limited to pick-up from clinic location, centrifuging, pipetting, and cell isolation.
  • Other duties assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or graduation equivalent, with some college courses preferred.
  • Some related experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • Health related experience in a university/hospital setting preferred
  • Experience in a research position preferred.

Additional Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Superlative organizational abilities.
  • Exceptionally strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, meticulous record keeping.
  • Ability to work as part of a diverse team, 

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements

  • Minimum of 4 hours/week on-site required.
  • Position requires significant mobility, ability to easily walk back and forth between university, lab, and hospital.
  • Must be able to lift 10 pounds overhead, and pickup and carry objects up to 15 pounds.



Classified Title: Research Program Assistant 
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB  
Starting Salary Range: Min $15.25 - Max $23.00 HRLY ($39,790 targeted; Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Casual / On Call 
Schedule: Monday-Friday, hours vary 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: Hybrid/School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM DOM Infectious Disease  
Personnel area: School of Medicine 


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.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate’s conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. The COVID-19 vaccine does not apply to positions located in the State of Florida. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit and all other JHU applicants should visit


The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

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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