Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Internal Number: 108097-en_US
The Department of Emergency Medicine is seeking a Research Assistant who will work under the direction of the Sr. Research Program Supervisor and will primarily oversee day-to-day data collection for research studies, in support of a PI, postdoc, research or administrative staff. Work consists of running and writing both standard and non-standard reports and analyzing routine data.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
- Work with sponsors on study design and program deliverables based on patient population and staff resources.
- Train new staff members on relevant study protocols.
- Set-up standard operating procedures for studies and clinical programs.
- Create electronic data collection tools to meet requirements of study design and protocols (e.g. REDCap and Qualtrics).
- Participate in many aspects of publications/manuscripts including literature searches, data set preparation, data validation, implementation of analytic plans, report generation, and preparation of written and oral presentations.
- Meet regularly with Sr. Research Program Supervisor and/or team leader to review data accuracy, shift reports, and overall study progress.
- Assist in preparation of IRB protocols and related documents.
- Prepare for and participate in audits and monitoring of studies.
- Prepare mandatory reports and documents/protocols.
- Participate in weekly research group meetings; schedule meetings; create agendas; complete minutes.
- Maintain paper and computerized research files.
- Generate and summarize data into reports to share with PI and Research Program Manager, including assisting with coding, cleaning and management of data.
- Clean data using computer software to ensure accuracy in preparation of tables.
- Enter data into a computer database.
- Perform data collection.
- Schedule follow-up visits.
- Collect patient specimens (e.g., blood draws, urine, or saliva) and other patient data from a variety of sources.
- Interview patients.
- Verify patient eligibility for studies.
- Recruit research participants.
- Interact with clinicians and other gatekeepers to access the patient population.
- Adhere to all protocol requirements to ensure validity of clinical research data.
- Run routine and ad hoc reports from databases.
- Maintain a good working knowledge of all assigned protocols and reporting requirements.
Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
- Must be comfortable collecting saliva, urine, or blood samples from patients.
- Proficiency in the use of computers, including software applications, databases, mathematical and statistical tools, spreadsheets, and word processing.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills
- Independent and self-motivated.
- Highly organized and detail oriented.
- Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated strong, positive interpersonal skills.
- Ability to communicate effectively across disciplines and within a variety of cultures.
- Work Schedule/Hours: This position will be working up to 19 hours a week. Must be available to work 6-8 hour shifts at a time, between the hours of 8:00 am and midnight, Saturdays and Sundays. Must be flexible and available to work evenings.
- Bachelor's Degree in related discipline.
- Additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
- Certification as a registered Phlebotomist by a nationally recognized agency is preferred (e.g., National Center for Competency Testing, American Medical Technologists, American Society for Clinical Pathology, American Society for Clinical Pathology, American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians, National Phlebotomy Association).
Classified Title: Research Assisant
Working Title: Research Program Assisant
Starting Salary Range: $16.75-$23.00-$29.30 HRLY (Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Casual / On Call
Schedule: Varies, 19 hours/week
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: School of Medicine Campus
Department name: SOM Em Med Research
Personnel area: School of Medicine
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University's good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. 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.
**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate's conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.
The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.
Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
EEO is the Law
If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit accessibility.jhu.edu.
Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.
The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.
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.
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.