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Job Req ID:  10084

Research Program Assistant

General summary/purpose:

Will be involved in home visits in clinical research and serve as a back- up for subject recruitment, clinic visits, data collection, data entry and data management functions.


Specific duties & responsibilities:

  • Will be responsible for collecting environmental data from study participants, including conducting participant home visits.
  • Administer simple standardized surveys, clinical assessments and other data collection techniques to patients and their proxies in-person and via phone; record data on case report forms
  • Call patients with reminders of their appointments
  • Data entry and management using electronic database and other computer software
  • Data collection via abstraction from paper-based and electronic clinical records and from administering phone and in-person surveys
  • Able to effectively prioritize and work on multiple tasks with concurrent deadlines and demonstrate excellent time management skills and efficiency
  • Maintain logs of patient screening, surveys and visits
  • Maintain filing system for electronic and paper-based research records
  • Maintain compliance with HIPAA and IRB Regulations and guidelines. Ensure proper written informed consent from each study participant is obtained prior to participant visit.
  • Actively communicate and update supervising study coordinators and/or investigators on patient enrollment and data collection via verbal and written communication
  • Have initiative in anticipating and responding to staff and research subjects' needs based on awareness of routine and repeated job functions
  • Maintain high level of motivation for job functions with positive attitude Attend regular research group meetings (weekly or monthly)
  • Communicate with study coordinators and collaborators
  • Identify appropriate patients for clinical studies
  • Obtain informed consent from eligible patients
  • Collect data via abstraction from paper and electronic medical records Conduct standardized assessments of patients during clinic visits if needed.


Minimum qualifications (mandatory):

Education: High school diploma required.

Experience: Some related experience.


Preferred qualifications:

Some college preferred.


Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Experience in using a personal computer.

Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks.

Highly attentive to detail and deadlines.

Knows the informal policies, procedures and practices necessary to conduct the normal function of a specific section, unit, or work area.

Ls aware of the role of the position and its potential impact on the working unit.

Carries out duties and responsibilities with limited supervision, but asks for clarification when needed regarding data quality and integrity issues.


Classified title: Research Program Assistant

Role/Level/Range: ACRO/2/CB

Starting Salary Range: $11.95 - $16.43

Employee group: Full-Time

Employee subgroup: Non-Exempt

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

Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview Campus


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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