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Job Req ID:  36480

Research Program Assistant

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">General summary/purpose:


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">The Research Assistant will assist in the daily enrollment and participant interviewing of a two-year longitudinal COVID-19 study. The Research Assistant, under the guidance of the Research Program Coordinator, will serve as a daily contact for participants and will conduct baseline and follow-up interviews. This position will primarily involve remote work. 


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Specific duties & responsibilities:


  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Follow up with participants who have been screened for enrollment 
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Provide informed consent over the phone (orally) for eligible participants 
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Provide remote data collection by administration of verbal and computer assisted questionnaires 
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Schedule baseline laboratory visits (if needed) 
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Conduct monthly follow up data collection by administration of verbal and computer assisted questionnaires 
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Respond to participants’ questions regarding the study 



<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Minimum qualifications (mandatory):


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">High School Diploma/GED. Some college courses preferred.


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Preferred qualifications:


  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Experience in the use of software applications, databases, spreadsheets, such as REDCap preferred.


  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Ability to speak Spanish fluently preferred


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Experience in human subjects research, interviewing, and data entry are required.  Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, oral communication and technical support skills required. 


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Technical qualifications or specialized certifications:


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Current CITI basic humans subjects training required. This can be obtained online for free before starting the study. Prior skill set and knowledge working in team environments.



Classified Title: Research Program Assistant 
Working Title: Research Program Assistant  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/02/CB 
Starting Salary Range: <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">$12.31- $16.93/hr; Commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health 
Department name: 10001101-Epidemiology 
Personnel area: School of Public Health


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.


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