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Job Req ID:  50876

Research Program Assistant


General Summary/Purpose:

Working under the general direction of the Research Program Manager

  • Assists in administration of Clinical Research projects in the Division of Transplantation at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Ensures that pre-established work scope, IRB-approved study protocol, and regulatory requirements are followed
  • Recruits and coordinates research subjects, as appropriate, and serves as principle administrative liaison for the project
  • Develops and maintains recordkeeping systems and procedures.


Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Assists research subjects and/or volunteers, as appropriate to specific study objectives and work scope.
  • Maintains data collection and analysis systems in support of research protocol; including the management of data, paper files, and electronic databases.
  • Aids in the smooth and efficient day-to-day operation of research and data collection activities in compliance with The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other relevant patient privacy statutes.
  • Follows day-to-day activities in the carrying out of research protocol, as appropriate to the position; may perform aspects of research protocol, as required, in accordance with specified program objectives.
  • Maintains records of research activities, and prepares periodic and ad hoc reports, as required by investigators and/or regulatory bodies.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED required.
  • Some related experience required or current enrollment for bachelor’s degree in related discipline.
  • 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) 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.
  • Some related coursework or administrative experience.
  • An ideal candidate will be reliable, self-motivated, organized, and need a strong attention to detail and protocol adherence, and flexibility to respond to casual requests.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.


Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Technical writing, general programming, generating figures and tables from data, and reading and summarizing research literature.


Classified title: Research Program Assistant

Working title: Research Program Assistant

Role/Level/Range: ACRO 37.5/E/02/CB

Starting Salary Range: $13.13 - $18.06 (commensurate with experience)

Employee group: Casual / On-Call

Employee Status: Non-Exempt

Schedule: Monday-Friday – 27hrs/Wk

Location: 2000 E. Monument Street, Baltimore, MD

Department name: 10003182-SOM Sur Transplant Surgery

Personnel area (School): SOM – School of Medicine



The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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