Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
This Research Program involves research with human subjects with and without memory impairments and with specimens and brain images based on research in human subjects. The Research Program Assistant II will work with a team of investigators in the Clinical Core of the Johns Hopkins Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (JHADRC), coordinated by Dr. Constantine Lyketsos, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
The primary job of the Research Program Assistant II is to assist with clinical research involving the Clinic Cohort of the JHADRC, which consists of over 350 participants. The participants include individuals who are cognitively normal, individuals with mild cognitive impairments and persons with dementia. These participants are evaluated annually. Participants and their study partners are evaluated both in-person at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, and over the phone, depending on feasibility and the cognitive status of the participants.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Reviewing the list of participants that are due for their annual visit and scheduling and coordination of the participant visit with the previous evaluator.
Administration of screening questionnaires over the phone to assess the eligibility of new participants; and Administration of a neuropsychological test battery to subjects, as needed.
Preparation of study packets needed for the evaluation of the participants.
Reviewing study forms for completeness and accuracy after a visit is completed.
Entering form data into the JHADRC database on secured centralized server.
Assistance with generating subject lists from the database to determine the status of data entry.
Assistance with tasks related to autopsy approval including: tracking which participants have agreed to post-mortem brain donation (autopsy), contacting participants to follow-up on discussions regarding autopsy approval conducted during the annual visit, assuring that all completed forms are sent to the JHADRC Neuropathology Core, and contacting participants regularly to answer any questions they may have about the autopsy approval procedures.
Assistance with processing blood specimens from participants and maintaining a log to assure that the specimens are sent to the JHADRC Biomarker Core for long term storage on a regular basis.
Acquisition of office and medical supplies.
Working collaboratively with junior and senior faculty, nurses and physicians.
Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.
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. *
Experience in a health related field.
Familiarity with basic medical terminology.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Good interpersonal skills.
Good organizational skills.
Ability to work well with a team of researches and with a diverse participant population possessing a range of cognitive function.
Good computer skills, and the ability to be accurate when coding data, reviewing forms for completeness and handling data entry.
Able to work independently with modest direction.
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; commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm, Up to 40 hrs/ week Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 33-MD:Johns Hopkins Bayview Department name: 10003820-SOM Psy Bay BV Geriatric and Neuropsychi Personnel area: School of Medicine
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