Research Program Assistant II

Maryland, United States
$14.00 - $19.25 per/hr.
25 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC 
Starting Salary Range:  $14.00 - $19.25 per/hr.
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm 
Employee subgroup: Salaried Non-exmt 
Location: 200 N. Wolfe St 
Department name: 10003086-SOM Ped Nephrology 
Personnel area: School of Medicine

This candidate would be responsible for coordinating multiple research studies. One of the primary studies is a multi-center collaborative project aimed at decreasing the rate of acute kidney injury (AKI) in hospitalized children, which will be overseen by Dr. Jeff Fadrowski. Another major study is aimed at improving outcomes in children who have received kidney transplants. This project is overseen by Dr. Alicia Neu.  In addition there are multiple other active research studies including industry-sponsored pharmaceutical trials for which the research assistant may be responsible.  The research assistant must be capable of balancing multiple tasks at once, acting independently, and performing proactively.

The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with the Division’s Senior Research Program Coordinator, faculty/principal investigators, fellows, and staff. We are a collegial division where personal and professional development is encouraged in an environment of mutual respect.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Screening and enrollment of study participants
  • IRB applications as well as changes in research and continuing reviews
  • Primary collection of study data, data entry , and database management
  • Assisting faculty with study development including creation of data collection tools and promotional materials
  • Opportunities for data analysis and contribution to scholarly products
  • Occasional facilitation of study visits and ensuring that study procedures are done in accordance with the study protocol and ethical guidelines
  • Communication with study participants to schedule study visits and promote study retention
  • Working with internal and external study monitors to ensure that proper documentation of all study procedures and administrative requirements

Minimum qualifications:

High school diploma/GED required. Two years related experience. Additional education may substitute for required experience, 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. 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: 

Bachelor's degree in related discipline strongly preferred. One year prior experience working in clinical research is preferred. 

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Excellent computer skills and organizational skills a must as well as attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of software, including Microsoft Word and Excel is needed.
  • Requires outstanding verbal communication and interpersonal skills with participants, Principal Investigators, and other team members.
  • Interest in working with mentally ill/disadvantaged populations needed.
  • Knowledge of software, including Microsoft Word and Excel is needed.
  • Must be highly motivated, organized, personable, willing to learn, responsible, reliable, and efficient.
  • Must be comfortable working with patient populations.

Physical Requirements:

  • Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
  • Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction
  • Finger dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm, for example, using a keyboard.
  • Communication skills using the spoken word.
  • Ability to see within normal parameters
  • Ability to hear within normal ranges
  • Ability to move about

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

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