Research Program Assistant II

Maryland, United States
26 May 2019
End of advertisement period
26 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

General Summary

Under general supervision of a Sr. Research Program Coordinator II, the Research Program Assistant II supports research studies and/or clinical trials with study data collection and organization through the process of recruiting and coordinating activities for one or more studies.  The range of duties includes, but is not limited to: study participant recruitment/ interviews, data collection, data entry, organizing collected information; records management, collection/processing/management of study specimens, and communicating with team members on the status of project(s).

Specific duties & responsibilities:

The responsibilities are diverse and will include, but not be limited to:

  • Following activities related to the development and implementation of study protocols;
  • Have general knowledge of the research and apply basic analytical skills to administer assigned projects, and to identify situations requiring special attention;
  • Using general knowledge will assist in developing recruitment tools for assigned studies, which may include protocol/study specific data collection forms, placing approved advertisements, and contacting physicians for possible referrals;
  • Update basic tracking database/spreadsheet based on study requirements utilizing Excel, Access, RedCap or similar software applications;
  • Collect data from patient medical records and questionnaires, prepare and code data entry, enter and maintain databases, monitors data quality and accuracy as required by research protocol, may run pre-established routine queries;
  • Ensure that case files and accompanying paperwork are organized and current;
  • Clerical duties as assigned;
  • Process laboratory specimens;
  • And other duties as assigned.


High School Diploma or GED required and a minimum of two years related experience. Additional education may substitute for years of experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Flexibility in work schedule is required.

JHU Equivalency Formula:  30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. 


Bachelor’s degree desired.

Additional information:

Experience working under timelines for completion of work. Prior coursework in biology, microbiology, infectious diseases, or public health is desirable. Attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and multi-task is critical. Knowledge and experience with computer applications including Microsoft word, Excel, Power Point is a requirement. The individual should possess good written and verbal communication skills. Must have the ability to work well and communicate effectively with others as part of a team. Experience working with patients (e.g., interviewing, patient interactions) is beneficial but not required. Previous experience in record abstraction, ideally in a clinical research environment is also helpful, but not required.

Role/Level/Range: ACRO/02/CC
Salary:  $14.00 - $19.24
Status:  Full-Time
Department name: 60000202-SOM DOM ID HEIC 
Work Schedule/Hours: M-F 8am-4:30pm 
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus 
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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