Research Program Assistant

Johns Hopkins University - Baltimore, MD4.0

Classified Title: Research Program Assistant
Working Title: Research Program Assistant
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB
Starting Salary Range: $12.19-$16.77 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Casual/On-Call
Schedule: Varies (Evenings and Weekends)
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: 17-MD:JH Prohealth Gwynn Oak
Department name: 10002809-SOM DOM General Internal Medicine
Personnel area: School of Medicine

General Summary:
Recruitment of study participants for the TRIM Study and Diet Gout. Utilizes solid foundation in basic recruitment strategies and experience with recruitment and retention in research studies. Capable of exercising independent judgment while engaging with potential study participants over the phone and in person. Work closely with Study Coordinator and Assistant Director of Clinical Operation at Johns Hopkins ProHealth Research Center located in Woodlawn.

Work as part of a productive, collaborative research team. Our team has been dedicated to conducting high-quality research studies for over twenty five years.

Essential Job Functions:
Utilizing a prepared script, conducts interviews by phone or in person with potential study participants

Must be highly organized with meticulous attention to detail

Ability to work in MS Excel, MS Access, and MS Word required. as well as the ability to work independently from home or at Woodlawn.

Scope of Responsibility:
Knows the informal policies, procedures and practices necessary to conduct successful recruitment of study participants

Follows routine protocols under some supervision

Maintain and organize study files.

Maintain confidential records of study files.

Effectively prioritize and work on multiple tasks with concurrent deadlines and demonstrate excellent time management skills and efficiency.

Participate in team meetings.

Decision Making:
Engages in regular and continuous decision making having an impact on recruitment of study participants

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
High school/GED required.

Some related experience required.

Preferred Experience:
Knowledge of working with diverse populations, experience working with the elderly. Some college courses preferred.

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; must have the ability to work well and communicate effectively with others. Strong attention to details and follow-ups; must be able to prioritize and coordinate multiple tasks.

Other experiences considered helpful, but not required: community work or volunteering, work or volunteer time in a research setting, retail or other customer service or customer support job, or any telephone-based work.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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