Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Under the direction of the Sr. Research Program Manager, the Research Program Assistant II (RPA) will work as a member of the team carrying out data collection duties and responsibilities in the conduct of ongoing clinical research projects in a research program that aims to improve physical health for persons with serious mental illness. The RPA is responsible for interacting with study participants, the collection of high quality study data and accurate data entry in adherence to study protocols.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
The RPA may interact directly with study participants. The primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
-Playing a key role in recruiting, screening, and retaining study participants in community and clinic settings;
-Conducting initial screening assessments of potential candidates for study eligibility;
-Performing the informed consent process;
-Conducting baseline and follow up questionnaires and physical measurements (e.g., blood pressure, weight);
-Conducting qualitative interviews and focus groups;
-Assist intervention team on trainings;
-Providing financial compensation to participants who have completed study activities and logging compensation disbursements;
-Keeping excellent study records in participant charts, maintaining organization of participant charts;
-Entering and verifying participant data into a web-based database using a laptop or other portable electronic device in a timely manner; updating tracking spreadsheets and data cleaning;
-Ensuring the security and confidentiality of all participant data;
-Attending and participating in regularly scheduled staff meetings, conference calls, and trainings.
-Working closely with and supporting other study staff.
-Performs other duties as assigned.
High school diploma/GED and two (2) years related experience in a research setting required. Additional education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Knowledge of software, including Microsoft Word and Excel required. Knowledge of simple record keeping required.
Must be able to work flexible hours with variable work conditions. Travel to study sites required; must have own transportation.
Excellent organizational skills are a must, as well as attention to detail. Requires outstanding verbal communication and interpersonal skills with participants, Principal Investigators, and other team members.
Interest in working with professionals who serve mentally ill/disadvantaged populations needed.
Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Public Health or related field.
Experience with spreadsheet and databases.
Experience with organization and verification of data sets.
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. *
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 Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30-5:00 Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002809-SOM DOM General Internal Medicine Personnel area: School of Medicine
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