Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing seeks an experienced Research Assistant who will work across multiple studies using auricular point acupressure to help manage chronic pain and will also assist the study coordinator with administrative duties as assigned in addition to attending team meetings.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Perform blood draws
Maintain and complete protocol specific patient records and Case Report Forms (CRF)
Maintain a good working knowledge of all assigned protocols
Maintain confidential records of required source documentation on each assigned research subject on protocol
Control quality of source documentation and research integrity
Maintain specimen logs and coordinate laboratory specimen processing and handling with appropriate lab supervisors
Participate in other research initiatives as workload allows
Willingness to use personal vehicle for recruitment off site
Other duties as assigned by the Sr. Research Coordinator and Sponsored Projects Manager or the PI of the project
Act as interventionist and provides treatment for study participants
Follow all study IRB approved protocols and procedures
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelor's degree in related discipline
Some related experience
Phlebotomy training, and demonstrated proficiency
Additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula
Certification as a registered Phlebotomist by a nationally recognized agency is preferred (e.g., National Center for Competency Testing, American Medical Technologists, American Society for Clinical Pathology, American Society for Clinical Pathology, American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians, National Phlebotomy Association)
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Ability to work with populations across ages, sexual orientations, socio-economic circumstances
Highly effective verbal and written communication skills are required as is attention to detail and the ability to complete multiple tasks on a timely basis
HIPAA and Research Compliance certification training relevant to human subjects' research and other JHU classes as required
Interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with Principal Investigator, Senior Research Program Coordinator, and other staff members and research participants
Ability to maintain meticulous records
Ability to work well with others to solve problems
Ability to maintain participant confidentiality
Excellent oral and written communication skills, and organizational skills
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 the 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.
Classified Title: Research Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.42 - $22.57/hr (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: Monday - Friday hours 8:30 - 5:00 Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Nursing Department name: Research Administration Personnel area: School of Nursing
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