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Job Req ID:  4215

Research Program Assistant

Classified Title: Research Program Assistant

Role/Level/Range: ACRO /2 /CB

Hourly Rate Range: $11.95 - $16.43

Employee Group: Full-Time

Schedule: M-F 8:30-5PM or Nights and weekends as needed

Employee Subgroup: Non-Exempt

Department Name: Surgery                         

Personnel Area: School of Medicine


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


  • Recruits, instructs, and coordinates research subjects and/or volunteers, as appropriate to specific study objectives and work scope.
  • Implements and maintains data collection and analysis systems in support of research protocol; including the management of data, paper files, and electronic databases.
  • Ensures 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.
  • Acts as the primary administrative point of contact for internal research staff
  • Coordinates the 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.
  • Develops and maintains records of research activities, and prepares periodic and ad hoc reports, as required by investigators and/or regulatory bodies.
  • Assist in processing of specimens
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications


  • 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.
  • 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.


School of Medicine - East Baltimore Campus

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