Research Program Assistant II

Maryland, United States
10 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
10 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term

Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC 
Starting Salary Range: $14.00-$19.25
Employee group: Casual 
Schedule: Working Monday-Friday; average 10 hours per week 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: 10002817-SOM DOM Pulmonary 
Personnel area: School of Medicine

General Summary/Purpose:

Will be involved in data collection, entry and management functions in clinical research

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Oversee data collection, data entry, management and calculations using computerized database, word processing and spreadsheet software; review data input for accuracy and completeness.
  • Able to effectively prioritize and work on multiple tasks with concurrent deadlines and demonstrate excellent time management skills and efficiency
  • Oversee administration of standardized surveys to research subjects or their proxies via phone, or via in-patient, clinic or home visits
  • Assist in preparation of data reports for IRB, funding agencies, and other research sponsors.
  • Screening medical records to determine patient’s eligibility for the study and contacting the medical team for permission
  • Maintain logs of patient screening, and data collection
  • Maintain filing system for electronic and paper-based records
  • Maintain compliance with IRB regulations and guidelines
  • Actively communicate and update faculty on patient data collection and entry status via verbal and written communication
  • Have initiative in anticipating and responding to staff and research subjects’ needs based on awareness of routine and repeated job functions
  • Maintain high level of motivation for job functions with positive attitude
  • Attend group meetings and investigator’s meetings as necessary
  • Communicate with study sponsors, coordinators and collaborators
  • Proactively seek to improve or optimize work flow and discuss with principal and co-investigators as appropriate
  • Conduct processes involved in study subject enrollment, including obtain informed consent from eligible patients and proxies.
  • Composing study procedure manuals
  • Escort patients through hospital during their research visit
  • Prepare study documents for IRB submission, including maintaining regulatory binders
  • Maintains quality assurance of study procedures and blinding throughout the study
  • Follow all written and unwritten study practices, procedures and protocols.
  • Organize and file participant records; prepare and maintain study materials
  • Schedules and coordinates study related procedures on a timely basis
  • Demonstrates and serves as a role model for a positive work environment, including high motivation, positive attitude, and good judgment, tact, and sensitivity in all interpersonal interactions with all research staff, investigators, students and participants

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

High school diploma/GED required. 2 year related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Some college courses.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong verbal communication skills.
  • Experience with computer software programs.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks. 
  • Highly attentive to detail and deadlines.

Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:

All IRB-required courses and appropriate study related certifications/training must be completed

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

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