Classified Title: Research Program Assistant II Role/Level/Range: ACRO/02/CC Salary: $14.00 - $19.25 Status: Full-Time Department name: 10001130-Research Projects
Work Schedule/Hours: Monday-Friday/8:30-5/40 hours Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health Personnel area: School of Public Health
With a prospective cohort design, the AAAFTS Senior Driver Cohort LongROAD study is designed to provide much needed information for advancing the science and practice of safe mobility through a life-course perspective and contribute profoundly to traffic safety and public health. The Maryland Site of the AAAFTS Senior Driver Cohort LongROAD study has enrolled 588 active drivers aged 65–79 years and completed all in-person baseline assessments. Participants are assessed annually (both by phone and in-person) until the study period has ended. Study staff is currently conducting follow-up in-person assessments and concurrently conducting follow-up phone assessments.
The Research Program Assistant II will be working with both the PI and Project Coordinator of the study to schedule and conduct phone and in-person assessments in concordance with study protocols and other study activities. This job also includes administrative tasks such as data entry, filing, and light office work. Please see www.longroadstudy.org for more information about the study.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
The Research Program Assistant II will prepare participant mailings, call participants to schedule phone and in person assessments (document all contacts and outcomes), administer in person and phone assessments (a survey, medication review, physical tests, and a review of the participants car), and assist with data entry, filing, and light office work. S/He will implement study record keeping, both electronically and on paper, as specified in study protocol, and will complete additional research support activities as necessary.
High school diploma or GED and two years related experience
The Research Program Assistant II must be outgoing, have a friendly disposition, and excellent phone etiquette. The Research Program Assistant II must be sensitive and mature, as s/he is required to call 65-79 year old patients of a Johns Hopkins Clinic and administer the research protocols both over the phone and in person. S/He will be trained and certified in all study protocols and is then expected to follow protocols closely with a strong attention to detail. The Research Program Assistant II must be very organized, have great time management skills, have the ability work well independently with minimal supervision, and meet important study deadlines on time. Applicant will be required to be CITI certified. Experience in human subjects research, older adults, survey administration, and physical assessments strongly preferred.
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