Employment Status: Casual/non-benefit based position.
Work Schedule/Hours: This person will be working no more than 18 hours a week. Must be available to work 4-hour shifts at a time, between the hours of 8:00 am and midnight, seven (7) days of the week. Must be flexible and available to work some evenings and weekends.
Starting Hourly rate: $17.79
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 of a multi-center randomized controlled trial in the Department of Emergency Medicine focusing on the treatment of patients with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and oversee day-to-day data collection for the study. This person will also work on day-to-day logistical and operational tasks related to other 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:
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;
Collect patient specimens (e.g., blood draws) 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;
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
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.
Note: This person will be working no more than 18 hours a week. Must be available to work 4-hour shifts at a time, between the hours of 8:00 am and midnight, seven (7) days of the week. Must be flexible and available to work some evenings and weekends.
Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in related discipline and some related experience required. 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.
Preferred Qualifications: A year of related experience in clinical trials/medical research.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities: Must be comfortable collecting body fluids, i.e. saliva (oral fluid) , blood or urine 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.
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