Department: Emergency Medicine Work Schedule/Hours: 40 hours per week. *Must be available to work evenings and weekends based on study needs. Research programs in the Emergency Department could run 24-hours a day, 7 days a week between various staff.*
Under the direct supervision of the Sr. Research Program Manager, 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.
Duties and Responsibilities: Maintain a good working knowledge of all assigned protocols and reporting requirements; Run routine and ad hoc reports from databases; Adhere to all protocol requirements to ensure validity of clinical research data; Interact with clinicians and other gatekeepers to access the patient population; Recruit research participants; Verify patient eligibility for studies; Interview patients; Collect patient specimens (e.g., blood draws, urine, or saliva) and other patient data from a variety of sources; Schedule follow-up visits; Perform data collection; Enter data into a computer database; Clean data using computer software to ensure accuracy in preparation of tables; Generate and summarize data into reports to share with PI and Sr. Research Program Manager; Maintain paper and computerized research files; Participate in weekly research group meetings; schedule meetings; create agendas; complete minutes; Prepare mandatory reports and documents/protocols; Prepare for and participate in audits and monitoring of studies; Assist in preparation of IRB protocols and related documents; Meet regularly with Sr. Research Program Manager and/or team leader to review data accuracy, shift reports, and overall study progress; and Conduct literature searches to support the manager and the PI.
Must be available to work evenings and weekends based on study needs. Research programs in the Emergency Department could run 24-hours a day, 7 days a week between various staff.
This description is a general statement of required duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis; the RA will perform other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in related discipline. Some related 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.
Special Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities/Competencies: Must be comfortable collecting saliva, urine, or blood samples from patients; Proficiency in the use of computers, including software applications, databases, mathematical and statistical tools, spreadsheets, and word processing; Excellent organizational and time management skills; Independent and self-motivated; highly organized and detail oriented; Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Demonstrated strong, positive interpersonal skills; Ability to communicate effectively across disciplines and within a variety of cultures. Must be available to work evenings and weekends based on study needs. Research programs in the Emergency Department could run 24-hours a day, 7 days a week between various staff.
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.
A year of related experience in clinical trials/medical research is preferred.
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