Research Program Assistant

Maryland, United States
$12.51 - $16.44
28 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
28 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/02/CB 
Starting Hourly Rate Range: $12.51 - $16.44
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Mon-Fri; 9:00am - 5:00pm ; some evenings and weekends may be required 
Employee subgroup: Salaried Non-exmt 
Location: 06-MD:School of Nursing 
Department name: 10003814-Community Public Health Nursing 
Personnel area: School of Nursing

General summary/purpose:

Research program assistant needed to work across two federally funded studies. The first study examines different techniques to help informal caregivers deal with agitation and aggression in persons with dementia in the adult day service setting. The second study examines a multi-component fall prevention program for older adults. Initial interviews are expected to take about 2 hours with follow-up interviews taking 60-90 minutes. Interviews are both in the participant’s home and by telephone. Full-time funding guaranteed for 1-year with part-time funding after. 

Specific duties & responsibilities:

  • Schedule appointments with eligible patients
  • Perform informed consent and standardized surveys with persons with participants both in-home and by telephone.
  • Edits completed interview for completeness, legibility, and accuracy
  • Obtains missing or questionable data
  • Follow all study IRB approved protocols and procedures
  • Attending team meetings. Communicating with study Program Manager and Principal Investigator about all schedule changes and study related issues.
  • Other research related activities as assigned by study coordinator and/or PI.

Minimum qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED.
  • Some related experience.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

* JHU Equivalency Formula30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. 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:

  • Some college courses or Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Prefer some related coursework or administrative experience.
  • Experience working with older adults and caregivers.

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Strong attention to detail, excellent verbal/written communication skills and self-motivation is critical. Strong organization and problem solving skills required. Must be able to work independently and effectively in a multidisciplinary team environment. Must be able to interact effectively with study participants and coworkers from diverse backgrounds. Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Additional Information:

Must provide own transportation to in-home interviews

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

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