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Job Req ID:  16949

Research Program Assistant II

General Description:

Under the direction of the Sr. Research Program Manager, the Research Program Assistant II (RPA II) will work as a member of the team carrying out intervention-related duties and responsibilities in the conduct of ongoing clinical trials that aim to improve the physical health for youth’s ages 8-18 years who have emotional disturbances. The RPA is responsible for attending home sessions with the Interventionist and exercising with participants.


Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

The RPA II will interact directly with youth participants. The primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:


  • Helping prepare materials and participant charts for home sessions.
  • Attending home sessions with the Interventionist.
  • Collecting participant weights and heights.
  • Performing low impact, moderate intensity aerobic exercise with the youth during home sessions.
  • Attending case management meetings with the intervention team.
  • Keeping excellent study records in participant charts, maintaining organization of participant charts;
  • Entering and verifying participant data into a web based database using a laptop or other portable electronic device in a timely manner; updating tracking spreadsheets;
  • Ensuring the security and confidentiality of all participant data;
  • Attending and participating in regularly scheduled staff meetings, conference calls, and trainings.
  • Working closely with and supporting other study staff.
  • The RPA II will also be responsible for recognizing emergency situations, implementing emergency procedures according to clinic guidelines, and administering first aid including CPR.  Certification in CPR and AED required during introductory period.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



High school diploma/GED.

Two years related experience. Additional education may substitute for some years of experience.


Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Public Health or related field. Experience with spreadsheet and databases. Experience with organization and verification of data sets. Phlebotomist certification or training. Knowledge of basic laboratory techniques and safety preferred.



Special Skills and Knowledge:

Knowledge of software, including Microsoft Word and Excel required. Knowledge of simple record keeping required.

Must be able to work flexible hours with variable work conditions. Travel to study sites required; must have own transportation.

Excellent organizational skills is a must, as well as attention to detail. Requires outstanding verbal communication and interpersonal skills with participants, Principal Investigators, and other team members.

Interest in working with mentally ill/disadvantaged populations needed.



Classified Title: Research Program Assistant II 
Working Title: Research Program Assistant II  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC 
Starting Salary Range: $14.14-$19.44 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Casual / On Call 
Schedule: Flexible up to 18 Hours 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: 17-MD:JH Prohealth Gwynn Oak 
Department name: 10002809-SOM DOM General Internal Medicine 
Personnel area: School of Medicine


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


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