Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Research Assistant II shall provide support for multiple clinical research studies related to dementia or spinocerebellar ataxia. The position requires frequent collaboration with the Research Program Manager and the Principal Investigator. The RPA II will assist with recruitment, coordination of research subjects, the implementation and conduct of clinical research protocols, the management of data and IRB applications and approvals. A high degree of self-motivation is expected.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Schedule and coordinate study visits.
Assist with setting up and conducting assessments of participants, including cognitive and behavioral assessments.
Assist in recruiting and consenting study participants.
Assist with collection, processing (pipetting, aliquoting), storage, and shipment of laboratory specimens as required by the research protocols.
Enter data into study databases and resolve data queries.
Meet regularly with Principal Investigator and Research Program Manager to review data accuracy and overall study progress.
Assistwith the completion of literature review and data analysis for research projects.
Assist with preparation of research presentations and reports.
Attend in-services and external trainings, workshops, clinics, conferences, and other relevant programs for skills development.
Use the University financial system and Card Program to pay participants and order supplies, and perform other assigned financial duties.
Perform other duties as assigned by Supervisor.
High School Diploma/GED.
2 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. *
Bachelor’s degree in related discipline.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Strong work ethic, takes initiative and able to work effectively as a team member.
Personable and able to work well with adults with cognitive deficits.
Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
Commitment to maintaining patient privacy and high ethical standards.
Good computer skills/ability to learn and use a wide range of technologies to complete tasks.
Able to perform work activities, such as video meetings and video assessments, as needed.
Physical requirements for the job:
Able to sit in a normal seated position for extended periods.
Able to reach by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
Finger dexterity required, able to manipulate objects with fingers rather than entire hand(s) or arm(s), e.g., use of computer keyboard.
Ability to see within normal parameters.
Ability to hear within normal range.
Req # 47396: https://jobs.jhu.edu
Classified Title: Research Program Assistant II Working Title: Research Program Assistant II Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $14.14 - $19.44 per hour; Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am-5pm, Up to 40 hrs/ week Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10003145-SOM Psy Geriatric Psych Neuropsychiatry Personnel area: School of Medicine
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