Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Department of Dermatology, Division of Research is seeking a Research Assistant to work under the direct supervision of a Nurse Practitioner. The Research Assistant will primarily assist in the day-to-day logistical and operational tasks for various research studies in the Department.
The Research Assistant will interact with the investigators, collaborators, and patients in a research environment. This person will be writing, running, and analyzing standard and non-standard reports. This person will also assist in carrying out research in accordance with good clinical practices in such activities as obtaining informed consent, data and specimen collection, and patient follow-up over time.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Oversee day-to-day data collection for research study(ies), in support of a PI, postdoc, research or administrative staff. Work consists of running and writing both standard and non-standard reports and analyzing routine data.
Maintain a good working knowledge of all assigned protocols and reporting requirements.
Adhere to all protocol requirements to ensure validity of clinical research data.
Perform data collection, enter data into computer database, clean and audit data using computer software to ensure accuracy in preparation of tables, generate and summarize data into reports. Run routine and ad hoc reports from databases.
Prepare mandatory documents/protocols.
Meet regularly with Sr. Research Program Manager and/or team leader to review data accuracy, shift reports, and overall study progress.
Conduct literature searches to support the manager and the PI.
Interact with clinicians and other gatekeepers to access the patient population.
Recruit research participants. Verify patient eligibility for studies. Interview patients. Schedule follow-up visits. Collect patient specimens (e.g., blood draws, urine, or saliva) and other patient data.
Maintain paper and computerized research files.
Prepare for and participate in audits and monitoring of studies.
Assist in preparation of IRB protocols and related documents.
Participate in weekly research group meetings; schedule meetings; create agendas; complete minutes.
Assist with laboratory tasks such as in vitro experiments on cultured cells or in vivo experiments on mice.
Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in related discipline and some related work experience. Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, 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. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. 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: One year of related experience in a clinical setting.
Sitting, standing and walking for extended period. Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s). Ability to move standard equipment through a hospital or clinical environment.
Classified Title: Research Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.26 - $22.35/Hour; Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Medicine, East Baltimore Campus Department name: Dermatology Research Division Personnel area: School of Medicine
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