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Job Req ID:  9951

Research Program Assistant

Classified title:  Research Program Assistant

Role/Level/Range: ACRO/2/CB

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

Employee group:  Casual/On-Call

Exempt Status:  Non-Exempt

Schedule:  Working up to 40 per week; Flexible shifts including weekends 8:30am – 5pm

Location:  Johns Hopkins East Baltimore Campus - 2024 East Monument Street

Department name: 10002809-SOM DOM General Internal Medicine 
Personnel area: School of Medicine


General summary/purpose:

Position performs participant recruitment, interviewing, surveying, and tracking; quality control; and data entry for a research study related to hypertension.


Specific duties & responsibilities:

  • Using internal software tools, database, and script guidelines, reach out to candidates on the phone to speak with them about the project, determine eligibility, obtain oral consent, and record responses to interview questions.
  • Ensure security, quality, and confidentiality of data by following policies and procedures
  • Schedule first intervention visits (FIVs) with nurse care managers.
  • Make follow-up survey calls to enrolled participants at six-month intervals
  • Complete data entry regarding participant information.
  • Complete all training in a timely manner.
  • Participate in staff meetings.
  • Assist project manager as necessary regarding typing, filing, faxing, mass mailings, chart review, and literature searches.
  • Assist in preparing recruitment and tracking update reports.
  • Assist in preparing monthly quality control and data management reports.


Minimum qualifications (mandatory):

High school/GED required.  Some related experience required.  Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. Reliable transportation required.


Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; must have the ability to work well and communicate effectively with others.  Strong attention to details and follow-ups; must be able to prioritize and coordinate multiple tasks.   

Other experiences considered helpful, but not required: community work or volunteering, work or volunteer time in a research setting, retail or other customer service or customer support job, or any telephone-based work.


Any specific physical requirements for the job:

Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time

Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction

Finger dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm, for example, using a keyboard.


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


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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.


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