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Job Req ID:  9660

Research Program Assistant

General summary/purpose: This position is for a research program assistant who will conduct recruitment, assist with data entry, conduct data management and produce data reports for study team. Last, the research program assistant will also assist the Sr. Research Coordinator in other study tasks such as enrolling patients in the CRMS system, reconciling the petty cash account, data abstraction from electronic medical records with use of EPIC.


Specific duties & responsibilities:

  • Prepare completed test materials for data entry, and enter information into database and complete data entry on a weekly basis
  • Help recruit participants, conduct telephone screens of potential participants, send mailings and schedule participant  appointments
  • Coordinate preparation of any required charts for participant visits
  • Assist with office coordination, answering phones, make participant appointments for follow up including scheduling scans, greet and assist research volunteers and process reimbursement of volunteers for their time
  • Contact participants as necessary to remind them of their appointments.
  • Assist with organization of the data as well as data quality control
  • Interviewing study participants for eligibility
  • Review all participant documents for completeness
  • Maintain a good working knowledge of all study protocols
  • Use various software applications such as spreadsheets and word processing
  • Maintain compliance with HIPAA and IRB regulations and assist with IRB submissions
  • Maintains current certification in all applicable JHU required training classes
  • Attend mandatory meetings and trainings
  • Maintain a good knowledge and adequate training in “dangerous goods” shipping and the handling of biohazardous material
  • Log and track all biosamples, encounters and incentives in databases and participant charts
  • Other duties as assigned



Minimum qualifications (mandatory): High School Diploma/GED and some related experience.

Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.


Preferred qualifications: Some college courses preferred.


Special knowledge, skills, and abilities: * Must be able to work independently as well as function as part of a team


* Must perform detailed tasks accurately and efficiently.

* Experience collecting research data a plus.


Classified title:  Research Program Assistant

Role/Level/Range: ACRO /2 /CB

Starting Salary Range: $11.95 - $16.44 (commensurate with experience)

Employee group: Full-Time

Employee subgroup: Non exempt

Schedule: Working 40 hours per week; Monday- Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

Location:  Johns Hopkins Bayview Asthma and Allergy Building

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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