Classified Title: Research Program Assistant II Working Title: Research Program Assistant II Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $14.00 - $19.25 (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 33-MD:Johns Hopkins Bayview Department name: 10003139-SOM Psy Behavioral Medicine Personnel area: School of Medicine
This staff position involves assisting with the recruitment, scheduling, and complex, detailed tracking of subjects participating in one or more research projects. This position involves working directly with research subjects to screen them for eligibility, systematically conduct standardized psychophysical, electro-physical, behavioral, and psychological assessments and maintain records of testing. A variety of computer controlled laboratory sensory testing devices may be used including: thermal sensory analyzers, Algometers, Von Frey Filaments, cold water baths, etc. Finally, this position involves coordinating schedules of participants and interventionists to facilitate the delivery of brief meditation-related interventions. This position involves direct interaction with human subjects approximately 50% of the time.
Telephone screening candidates to determine eligibility of potential volunteers for a project
Scheduling subjects for research visits and study procedures according to written protocol
Coordinate staff and resources required for study procedures
Explain study procedure to participants and obtaining informed consent
Use software to manage, track and report flow of subjects through protocols
Ensure completion of study measures and instruments
Check for accuracy and ensuring proper storage of data
Ensure timely data entry
Work closely with data manager to assist in quality control procedures
Responsible for recruitment of subjects and implementing recruitment procedures
Prepare summary reports for research meetings as scheduled
Coordinate and notify study team members of study meetings and tasks needing completion
Perform administrative and clerical tasks as needed, including ordering supplies
A variety of computer controlled laboratory sensory testing devices may be used including: thermal sensory analyzers, algometers, Von Frey Filaments, cold water baths, etc.
This position involves using this equipment to study human subjects approximately 50% of the time.
The position involves some travel to the University of Maryland Baltimore campus, and frequent/regular contact with research subjects and a variety of medical professionals.
The position involves supervision of unpaid volunteers and part-time employees performing data entry.
The position reports directly to the laboratory manager or study investigator.
High School Diploma/GED. 2 years of related experience.
Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Public Health or related field.
Two years related experience.
Prior research experience with human subjects is strongly desired.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
This job requires a very high degree of independent action once fully trained.
Successful candidates must be well organized and have excellent interpersonal skills and at least a college degree.
Excellent computer skills are required.
Candidates must be responsible, flexible, and open to learning new skills.
Prior research experience is required.
Applicants must possess excellent interpersonal skills, be detail-oriented, and comfortable working closely with others.
Background in behavioral sciences is desired, but not required.
Successful candidates often have ambitions and ability for advance graduate training in psychology or medicine and are comfortable or desiring experience in a fast-paced medical research setting.
Position requires the flexible implementation of various test procedures in a variety of settings and locations per multiple approved research protocols.
Technical qualifications or specialized certifications:
At least 50% of this position involves directly using a personal computer and a variety of software packages.
This position requires excellent computer skills, knowledge, and experience with Microsoft office programs, including Outlook, Excel, Word, and Power Point.
Working knowledge of FileMaker database software, Qualtrics, and SSPS is a major plus. Successful applicants must demonstrate an aptitude for learning novel software programs used to conduct sensory testing.
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
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