Under the direct supervision of the Sr. Research Program Manager, the Research Program Assistant I is responsible for coordinating clinical trials and other clinical research projects for the Johns Hopkins Multiple Sclerosis Center. This may involve, but is not limited to, identifying appropriate patients, screening medical records, consenting study participants, performing data collection and entry, obtaining and processing specimens (e.g., blood, urine), and organizing regulatory paperwork.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
He/she will maintain a good working knowledge of all assigned protocols and projects and their reporting requirements and will adhere to all protocol and regulatory requirements to ensure the validity of the clinical research data.
He/she will work directly with the principal investigators and other study coordinators to execute study protocols. May also be involved in the amendment of existing protocols or development of new study protocols. He/she will attend clinics, screen potential participants and carry out research-related procedures with participants on a daily basis. The research assistant must also monitor, schedule, and execute participants’ study visits and may be involved in monitoring the study budget. The position reports to the division’s Sr. Research Program Manager, with an indirect reporting line to the faculty principal investigators of the clinical research projects.
He/she will assist with all participant binders, study binders, and documentation for the study as well as assist the principal investigators in preparing for audits, advertising for the studies, implementing new recruitment strategies, and preparing reports for the IRB as well as handling and documenting IRB correspondence.
May attend educational lectures and conferences.
Minimum qualifications (mandatory):
Proficient with Microsoft applications
Some related experience
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Some experience with Stata, ACCESS, and REDCap preferred.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Must have professional attitude and excellent communication skills, including oral and written communication, as well as outstanding interpersonal skills. Must have a mature outlook, be self‐motivated and, be highly organized. Must be able to work independently complete tasks, work with others to problem solve, be detail-oriented, and able to multi-task.
Working Title: Research Program Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB Starting Salary Range: $12.31 - $16.93 Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10003522-SOM Neuro Neuroimmunology Personnel area: School of Medicine
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