Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Department of Medicine has a postgraduate research opportunity in translational and clinical research starting in June 2021. The Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins University is seeking a Research Program Assistant II to work under the research group of Dr. Chirag Parikh, Director of the Division of Nephrology, has several ongoing clinical research studies (see http://tribe.jhmi.edu/) including the recently funded NIH study in Kidney Precision Medicine Project (KPMP). The KPMP study aims to analyze and evaluate human kidney biopsies to create a kidney tissue atlas, define disease subgroups, and identify critical pathways and targets for novel therapies in acute and chronic kidney diseases (see https://kpmp.org/).
The position involves direct patient interaction, collection and processing of human blood and urine specimens, medical chart abstraction using electronic health records, study database data entry, conducting literature reviews, manuscript writing, and participating in team meetings.
The lab is composed of a great group of physicians, clinical fellows, and research staff.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist the Principal Investigator and Program Manager in developing and implementing study-operating procedures related to recruitment, retention, study visits and specimen bank while ensuring quality control procedures are followed.
Screen potential participants in person by interviews and/or by telephone to determine if participant is eligible for the study.
Responsible to determine patient study eligibility and to identify potential candidates who might be interested in participate in the study.
Schedule research subjects including production of calendars and schedules for the participants.
Responsible to maintain source documents, double data entry and accurate record keeping of all study related information and data verification as assigned.
Manage assertively REDCap software.
Maintains CRMS system by continuingly updating patient status upon study visits
Conduct data collection tasks including collection, handling and tracking of bio samples from outpatient visits. Interact with in-house personnel (nurses, phlebotomist, and core lab techs) to request, track and collect inpatient samples.
Conduct in-person and over the phone interviews with participants to ascertain contact information, health provider, medical history, medical information, social history and literacy test (only in-person visits). In addition, obtain physical exam information.
Responsible for assisting in conducting study research visits at the outpatient clinical research unit (ICTR-CRU) and JHU hospitalization units.
Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:HS Diploma or GED required, and a minimum of two years of related experience. Strongly prefer bachelor’s degree in the Life Science or completion of the Pre-Medical track. Prior experience in a research laboratory or hospital is preferred but not required. Additional education may substitute for required experience, 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. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum experience required for the respective job.
Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent work attitude and professionalism to work closely with physicians and clinician scientists
Ability to think and work independently and as part of a team.
Strong desire to contribute to patient-oriented research and gain medical knowledge.
Physical Requirements:Sitting, standing and walking for extended period. Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s). Ability to move standard equipment through a hospital or clinical environment.
Working Conditions: Possible telecommuting
Classified Title: Research Program Assistant II Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $14.14 - $19.44/Hour; Commensurate with experience Employee Group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8 hours Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Medicine, East Baltimore Campus Department Name: Medicine, Division of Nephrology Personnel Area: School of Medicine
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