Research Program Assistant
Starting Salary Range: $12.19 - $16.77 commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F 830-5
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: 33-MD:Johns Hopkins Bayview
Department name: 10003304-SOM Psy Bay Learning and Health Center
Personnel area: School of Medicine
Provide classroom, outreach, laboratory and assistance in an outgoing research study at the Center for Learning and Health
- Assist in conducting randomized controlled clinical trials to evaluate behavior interventions to promote health in low income adults.
- Work with low-income adults who histories of drug addiction and/or HIV infection.
- Administer incentive programs to promote drug abstinence and medication adherence.
- Collect (observed) and test urine samples for drugs of abuse.
- Assist in entering data.
- Schedule visits for study participants.
- Assist in recruiting new participants.
- Conduct intake and outcome assessments.
- Assist with monitoring patients' progress and attendance, updating patients' graphs, and help facilitate computer-based typing, keypad, data entry, and other training programs.
- Attend weekly meetings with Director, faculty and research program manager to report on recruitment rates, patient progress and performance in the trial, and other key trial data.
High school Diploma/GED required. Some college courses preferred.
Excellent communication and organizational skills are essential. Ability to work with diverse populations.
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