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Research Program Assistant

General Summary


The Department of Pathology is a full time Research Program Assistant that will work under the direct supervision of the Laboratory Manager or Medical Director or Principal Investigator, perform computed-based analysis of images, using advanced image processing software. Data results will be placed into spreadsheets for summary analysis; results of analyses will be archived for preservation of medical data. 


Duties & Responsibilities


  • Use a QAngioCT workstation to perform coronary plaque analysis
  • Recruit and screen study participants according to protocol eligibility criteria 
  • Review study protocol, and obtain informed consent from study participant
  • Set up appointments for study participants as dictated by study
  • Conduct routine research interviews
  • Perform routine clinical procedures, e.g., take vital signs - blood pressure, height, weight
  • Enter study data into database
  • Run routine queries of the data


Equipment, machine, or tool requirements


  • Computer experience including MS Office, spreadsheets, database, and email. 
  • Telephone and Fax. 




High School Diploma/GED. Some 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 education/experience required for the respective job.


Preferred qualifications


Some college courses preferred.


Special knowledge, skills, and abilities


  • Individual should have strong interpersonal skills, able to communicate effectively with study participants
  • Must have the ability to read and interpret direction, both oral and written, organize and prioritize work and follow through on assignments


Work environment/While performing the duties of this job


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may remain in a stationary position (sitting or standing) up to 90% of the time.   Occasionally required to traverse throughout clinics or other locations to meet study participants.  The employee is required to operate computer keyboard or write for extended periods of time
  • Prolonged vision requirements including viewing computer screen, computer spreadsheets, paper reports/documents, charts
  • Able to read and understand all Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) guidelines applicable to assigned work area.  Working in laboratory where there may be discomforts due to odors, noise, temperature fluctuations, and working around lab equipment 
  • May transport equipment and supplies usually less than 40 pounds from one area to another (in the laboratory or on campus (specify))
  • Staff may be required to complete annual competency review, and must insure compliance with Johns Hopkins Policy, Laboratory Policy & Procedure, Health, Safety & Environment regulations, and all applicable privacy & confidentiality laws/practices



Classified title: Research Program Assistant

Role/Level/Range: ACRO/02/CB

Starting Salary Range: $12.51 - $16.44

Employee group: Full time

Schedule (hours/days): 40 hrs. / Monday-Friday, 830am-5pm

Employee subgroup: Non-Exempt

Department name: Pathology

Work Location: 601 N Caroline Street

Personnel area (School): SOM



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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