Research Program Assistant

Maryland, United States
$15.13 - $20.13
08 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
08 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Working Title:  ​​​​​Research Program Assistant II
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC 
Starting Salary Range: $15.13 - $20.13 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F; 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt ​​​​​​​ 
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: 10003822-SOM Psy Molecular Psychiatry Program 
Personnel area: School of Medicine

General summary/purpose:

The Research Program Assistant II will be responsible for coordination of clinical and translational research program, mainly including the coordination in the recruitment of research subjects for multiple studies, under the supervision of the PI.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Participant screening and recruitment using telephone screening interviews and prepared eligibility checklists, enrolling participants, and accompanying participants to scheduled study appointments.
  • Performing individual screenings, consenting participants as appropriate, conducting study-related interviews with symptom severity screenings, collecting patient records, maintaining subject ascertainment in specific databases, reimbursing participants for completion of study visits, and organizing/preparing test materials for data entry.
  • Assisting the PI in preparing and organizing IRB-associated materials and assist with organization, management, and analysis of the data.
  • Preparing minutes of each group meeting.
  • Participate in study group in preparing manuscripts and presentation materials, including literature searches.

Minimum qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Public Health, or other related discipline.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

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.

Preferred qualifications:

  • 2 years related experience.

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

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