Research Assistant, School of Medicine

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

General Summary/Purpose:

Conducts and supports clinical research exam elements and study procedures for the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcome Study

Specific duties & responsibilities:

  • Assists with IRB and other regulatory submissions.
  • Obtains informed consent.
  • Facilitates completion of and/or conducts study-related surveys as needed.
  • Schedules participant visits through Epic for ancillary studies.
  • Assists with obtaining blood pressure readings, participant weights, spirometry, gait speed, blood samples, and other study measures.
  • Assist with participant reimbursements/parking vouchers.
  • Handles correspondence to study participants and collaborators, as appropriate.
  • Assists with data entry, cleaning, organizing and tabulating for a multi-faceted database of all assessment and outcome data.
  • Maintains a current backup of research data and ensures the security and confidentiality of the data.
  • Participates in site monitoring visits and other periodic audits.
  • Contributes to agenda for weekly research meetings.
  • Must attend study meetings with investigators to ascertain progress on protocols and to communicate any problems or concerns.
  • Assists with other duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications (mandatory):

  • Bachelor’s degree in science or medical field required; Additional experience may substitute for some education.
  • Experience with phlebotomy
  • At least one year of experience in the conduct of clinical research, including familiarity with participant recruitment, or prior work experience in clinical research setting preferred.

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and data analytic programs.
  • Ability to use independent judgement to complete study assessments under supervision of study investigators and research coordinator.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to details are required.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills in order to carry out protocols with human volunteers of diverse socioeconomic and racial populations.

Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD 
Starting Salary Range: $16.10-$22.12
Employee group: Casual / On Call 
Schedule: Tuesday-Wednesday; 7:00am-3:00pm 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: 24-MD:JH at Greenspring Station 
Department name: 10002807-SOM DOM Endocrinology 
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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