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Job Req ID:  567

Research Program Assistant

Classified title: Research Program Assistant

Role/Level/Range: ACRO/2/CB

Starting Salary Range: $11.95 - $16.44

Employee group: Full time

Employee subgroup (FLSA Status): Non-Exempt

Schedule (hours/days): 40.0

Location: School of Medicine

Department: Medicine - Pulmonary
Work Schedule/Hours: Monday-Friday / 8:30-5:00 p.m. 

Will be involved in data collection, entry and management functions in clinical research.

o Data entry, management and calculations using computerized database, word processing
and spreadsheet software; review data input for accuracy and completeness
o Call patients with reminders of their appointments
o Able to effectively prioritize and work on multiple tasks with concurrent deadlines and
demonstrate excellent time management skills and efficiency
o Administer standardized surveys to research subjects or their proxies via phone, or via inpatient,
clinic or home visits
o Assist in preparation of data reports for IRB, funding agencies, and other research
o Maintain logs of patient screening, and data collection
o Maintain filing system for electronic and paper-based records
o Maintain compliance with HIPAA and IRB regulations and guidelines
o Actively communicate and update supervising coordinators and/or faculty on patient data
collection and entry status via verbal and written communication
o Have initiative in anticipating and responding to staff and research subjects’ needs based
on awareness of routine and repeated job functions
o Maintain high level of motivation for job functions with positive attitude
o Attend regular group meetings (weekly or monthly)
o Communicate with study sponsors, coordinators and collaborators
o Identify appropriate patients for data collection
o Work independently and under the direction of the study coordinator to ensure successful
completion of the clinical research study.
o Exercise a positive attitude, good judgment, tact, and sensitivity in all interpersonal
o Proactively seek to improve or optimize work flow and discuss with
coordinator/supervisor as appropriate
o Obtain informed consent from eligible patients
o Collect data via abstraction from paper and electronic medical records
o Conduct standardized assessments of patients via in-patient, clinic or home visit
o Escort patients through hospital during their research visit
o Set up and take down equipment for patient testing
o Prepare study documents for IRB submission
o Literature search & organize data for reports and research manuscripts
o Follow all written and unwritten study practices, procedures and protocols.
o Organize and file participant records; prepare and maintain study materials
o Prepares weekly report of work hours and activities for review by supervisor
o Demonstrates and serves as a role model for a positive work environment, including high
motivation, positive attitude, and good judgment, tact, and sensitivity in all interpersonal
interactions with all research staff, investigators, students and participants


Required: High school diploma/GED required. Some related experience required. Some college preferred.
Certification Required: All IRB-required courses must be completed and appropriate exams passed with
necessary certification within 2 weeks of start date.

Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled. 
NOTE: 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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