Research Assistant

Updated: 1 day ago
Location: East Elmhurst, NEW YORK
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Classified Title: Research Assistant 
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD 
Starting Salary Range: $15.78-$21.69
Employee group: Part-time 
Schedule: Mon-Fri 20 hrs per week ;Must be available to work in the evenings and weekends, as required.
Employee subgroup: Salaried Non-exmt 
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: 10002717-SOM Ane Research 
Personnel area: School of Medicine

General summary/purpose:

Research conducted by Faculty and staff in the Neurocritcal Care department at Johns Hopkins Medical Institute ensures the patients have access to cutting-edge medical and health care technology. The NCC is an integral part of the medical center’s mission, and plays a very important role in the health care that patients receive. The production of new knowledge, techniques and products improves prevention, diagnosis, treatment and control of the many diseases faced by our patients to further extend their efforts to sustain the lives and improve the quality of life of our patients and their families. The primary responsibility for this position is the management of clinical trial ensuring compliance with regulations, protocol(s), and overall clinical objectives. 

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Screen potential study subjects for eligibility
  • Monitor, track, and manage all study related tasks at study sites ensuring compliance with GCP, ICH, applicable regulations and company SOPs.
  • Collect, review, track, and ensure appropriate completion of site-specific study/essential documents.
  • Performs ongoing reconciliation of the Trial Master File (TMF) content to site files.
  • Track and report progress of study
  • Responsible for quality data from study sites. Ensures appropriate source documentation and accurate transcription of data into the study Case Report Form (CRF) as evidenced by minimal data query rates.
  •  Ensures timely reconciliation of data queries and implementation of process improvement/corrective action when needed.
  • Participate in team meetings.
  • Submits invoices for charges by research study
  • May take meeting minutes, develop and maintain study trackers, or assume other tasks to support study team.
  • Coordinate, assemble, and ship study related supplies as needed.
  • Assist with creation and review of study tools/documents.

Minimum qualifications:

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.


Must be available to work in the evenings and weekends, as required.

Must have the quality-service attitude and be willing to work additional hours to meet deadlines.

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.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Knowledge of GCP/FDA/ICH regulations required.
  • Have a broad understanding of clinical research. Have a working knowledge of the relevant SOPs.
  • Have the necessary interpersonal and communication skills to establish professional working relationships with colleagues and site personnel.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to prioritize. Strong organizational, planning and follow-through skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and with tight schedules.
  • Ability to exercise judgment within generally defined practices and policies for obtaining data.
  • Self-direction and motivation are mandatory.
  • Previous IRB experience
  • Strong attention to detail

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • RedCap database experience
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro experience
  • Knowledge of medical terminology

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

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The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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