Under general supervision, this position manages the day-to-day administration and execution of research programs conducted by Dr. Janet Crane, a pediatric endocrinologist. Dr. Crane’s research program spans translational and clinical research projects to understand the cause of skeletal disorders (i.e. osteoporosis in childhood, rare bone diseases, and degenerative disc disease) and identify and evaluate treatment targets and efficacy. This position will coordinate protocol implementation and monitor the collection of human data for one or more studies. The position requires basic knowledge of applicable laboratory procedures, tests, techniques and terminology related to bone biology and endocrinology. The range of duties includes, but is not limited to: patient recruitment/ interviews, data collection, data entry, organizing collected information; records management, conducting experiments, collecting and analyzing data, and providing proper laboratory/study subject care, and communicating with team members on the status of project(s). Effective communication and interpersonal skills are critical as the position involves significant interaction with patients, including children and families.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
General knowledge of the research and applies basic analytical skills to administer assigned projects, and to identify situations requiring special attention.
Using general knowledge will assist in developing recruitment tools for assigned studies, which may include protocol/study specific data collection forms, placing approved advertisements, and contacting physicians for possible referrals.
Develop basic tracking database/spreadsheet based on study requirements utilizing Excel, Access, RedCap, or similar software applications.
Collect data from patient medical records and questionnaires, prepare and code data entry, enter and maintain databases. Monitors data quality and accuracy as required by research protocol. May run pre-established routine queries.
Act as primary contact for study participants, which may include scheduling, confirming appointments, and escorting/directing to various locations on/off campus.
Ensure that case files and accompanying paperwork are organized and current.
Responsible for clinic research procedures on study participants on a daily basis, including informed consent, questionnaires, blood pressure, urine collection and possibly phlebotomy (optional), amongst other procedures, with little supervision.
Conducts routine tests and procedures as dictated by the research protocol.
Work requires basic use of scientific methods, procedures and techniques, such as safe handling of human biospecimens, processing, immunostaining, protein analysis by Western blot and/or ELISA, flow cytometry, and tissue culture.
Complete all training and certification requirements for required research procedures in a timely manner.
High School diploma/GED required.
Two years related experience.
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Related Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Classified Title: Research Program Assistant II Working Title: Research Program Assistant II Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $14.14-$19.44, Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm, Up to 40 hours per week Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10003077-SOM Ped Endocrine Personnel area: Johns Hopkins University
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