Research Assistant

Updated: about 7 hours ago
Location: East Elmhurst, NEW YORK
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Classified Title: Research Assistant 
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD 
Starting Salary Range: $15.77-$21.69
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday / 8:30am - 5:00pm 
Employee subgroup: Salaried Non-exmt 
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: 10003143-SOM Psy Medical Psychology 
Personnel area: School of Medicine

General summary/purpose:

This individual will interact with investigators, collaborators, and patients in clinical research studies addressing cognitive and psychosocial functioning in adults with medical conditions and healthy controls. S/he will recruit participants, administer brain stimulation and neuropsychological test batteries, collect and record data, establish and maintain a database, and perform statistical analyses.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

Coordinate studies; develop study flyers and other recruitment materials; interact with clinicians and other gatekeepers to access patient populations; recruit and schedule research participants; administer and score neuropsychological tests; deliver brain stimulation via transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS); collect and record data; establish and maintain paper files and computerized databases; conduct library/literature searches; participate in weekly research group meetings; monitor and maintain supply of research materials and order as needed; meet regularly with Principal Investigator to review data accuracy and overall study progress; assists in preparation and management of JHM-IRB communications; analyze cognitive data using IBM SPSS 23.0 statistical analysis software. May schedule and conduct research MRI scans

Minimum qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in psychology, neuroscience, or a closely related discipline with some related experience required; 1 year of experience in human subjects research preferred. 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.

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.

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Strong interpersonal and communication skills in order to carry out protocols with human volunteers, many of whom will be ill and some of whom will have cognitive disorders.  Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks. Hard-working, self-motivated, highly-organized, detail-oriented, and precise. Must have excellent time management skills and work well in a team setting. Must have excellent personal computer skills and knowledge of MS Office applications. Must have knowledge of basic statistical analysis and SPSS software as well as basic skills using MATLAB 9.0. Ability to travel between the Johns Hopkins East Baltimore campus, Green Spring Station, and Sibley Memorial Hospital campus as needed.

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

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