Research Program Assistant

Maryland, United States
20 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
20 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term

General summary/purpose:

Under the supervision and direction of the investigators and study team members, the research assistant will help out with various activities vital to the large research study of glaucoma and vision screening in Baltimore.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Data entry in study database, resolving issues with missing data
  • Organizing and maintaining research files
  • Understanding Research patient Insurance coverage and providers. Assisting with patient visit scheduling and escorting patients during study visits
  • Packing and Unpacking materials and equipment for transportation to/from screening events which will include some lifting of equipment.
  • Support project lead in designing study forms
  • Support other research activities
  • Preparing study recruitment and education materials
  • Operating basic office machines
  • Lend general support to office as needed; includes filing, record keeping and other duties as assigned based on the needs of the research program

Minimum qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Some related experience required

Preferred qualifications:

  • Some college courses preferred

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required.
  • Candidate must have exceptional organizational skills.
  • Self-Starter with a high degree of initiative
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB 
Starting Salary Range: $12.19 - $16.77 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Casual / On Call 
Schedule: Varies 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: 10002994-SOM Oph Glaucoma 
Personnel area: School of Medicine

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

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