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Research Program Assistant II - Baltimore, MD #4034180

Company: Johns Hopkins University

Date: 10/13/2017

Category: Computer Software

City: Baltimore, MD

Classified title: Research Program Assistant II

Role/Level/Range: ACRO/2/CC

Starting Salary Range: $13.73 - $18.87

Employee group: Full time

Employee subgroup (FLSA Status): Non-Exempt

Schedule (hours/days): 40.0

Location: School of Medicine

The Research Program Assistant II will work with Principal Investigators, Sr. Research Program Supervisor and Director of Clinical Research Operations to develop, coordinate, and implement local procedures of current and future clinical studies at ProHealth, a Hopkins off-site clinical research unit.

The Research Program Assistant II functions as a critical member of the research team, with a particular emphasis on administrative and scientific implementation of the studies.

Current studies being conducted at ProHealth include: MACH15, STURDY, CRIC.

The Research Program Assistant II has duties and responsibilities related to participant care in a clinical research environment. The individual displays responsible behaviors communicated effectively to others. The Research Program Assistant must be detail oriented, demonstrate problem-solving skills as they relate to participant care activities, provides guidance for and acts as a role model for all staff in the research facility, and acts on behalf of the Principal Investigator and Director of Research Operations on meetings and conference calls.

Essential Job Functions:

For current studies:

  • Maintains a good working knowledge of study protocols.

  • Maintain a confidential and secured data management system that integrates data from study participants and lab. Will generate and maintain spreadsheets from this database for tracking participant recruitment and data collection activities.

  • Establish, communicate, and maintain working relationship ProHealth staff regarding data access and attainment.

  • Meets regularly with research team for review of data accuracy and overall progress.

  • Provides appropriate collection and storage of participant consent forms, and study materials per study protocol.

  • Conducts participant interviews; assist in screening and assessment of potential study participants including randomization of study participants.

  • Conducts follow up assessments appropriate to study protocol.

  • Assist with medical records retrieval for documenting study outcomes and handling of these records for review and submission to the study management system

  • May coordinate medical event and serious adverse event reporting with the investigators and the coordinating unit and will submit reports to IRB.

  • Train project staff regarding new data collection, data management, and data entry protocols.

  • Participate in and, as appropriate, lead training sessions and team meetings at ProHealth.

  • Collaborate with project team on data collection and presentation for presentations at national meetings, written manuscripts, and grants.

  • Prepare and edit core documents, as needed, including informed consent documents, recruitment materials, manual of operations, and other documents.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

For future studies:

  • Assist with the implementation and integration of studies at the ProHealth clinic.

  • Develop a local manual of procedures

  • Prepare relevant regulatory documents and reports

  • Collaborate with other clinical centers and data coordinating centers

  • Establish and maintain a study regulatory binder and charts for each participant

  • Design and create protocol specific report forms and source documents

  • Coordinate the delivery of the intervention.

  • Meet regularly with research team for review of data accuracy and overall progress.

  • Train project staff regarding new data entry protocols

Clinic Operations

  • Administer and collect informed consent from study participants

  • Operate clinical equipment according to equipment procedures including safety and quality control checks.

  • Conducts regular staff meetings with data collection staff.

  • Willingness to perform phlebotomy, and lab specimen aliquoting and other clinical procedures

Scope of Responsibility

  • Knows the informal and formal department goals, standards, policies and procedures and follows them to the best of their ability.

Decision Making

  • Make decisions and establish work priorities and essential procedure-oriented operations. Candidate is also responsible for carrying out duties and responsibilities under the supervision of the Principal Investigator and the Director of Clinical Operations


Requires high school diploma/GED, and a minimum of two years related experience. Bachelor degree with a minimum of 1 years clinical/ health research related experience strongly preferred. Has phlebotomy skills or is willing to be trained. Must be extremely detail-oriented and have good organizational skills. Must be proficient in Excel and Word. Experience with Access and EPIC are desirable but not required. Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings and Saturdays, if needed. In addition, must be willing to conduct home visits for the studies. Must have excellent verbal communication skills with participants, PI, other health care team members and all research team members. Must also possess excellent technical and quantitative skills. Must have own transportation.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The university promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.

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