Research Assistant
Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland

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Research Assistant
The Department of Emergency Medicine is seeking a Research Assistant who will work under the direct supervision of a Research Program Supervisor and will primarily assist in the day-to-day logistical and operational tasks for various research studies in the Department including administering HIV and Hepatitis C tests, doing medical chart reviews, and linking patients to care outside of the emergency department.

The Research Assistant will interact with the investigators, collaborators, and patients in a research environment. This person will be writing, running, and analyzing standard and non-standard reports. This person will also assist in carrying out research in accordance with good clinical practices in such activities as obtaining informed consent, data and specimen collection, and patient follow-up over time.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Perform point-of care HIV and HCV tests
  • Link and refer patients to care
  • Medical chart reviews
  • Maintain a good working knowledge of all assigned protocols and reporting requirements
  • Run routine and ad hoc reports from databases
  • Adhere to all protocol requirements to ensure validity of clinical research data
  • Interact with clinicians and other gatekeepers to access the patient population
  • Recruit research participants
  • Verify patient eligibility for studies
  • Interview patients
  • Collect patient specimens (e.g., blood draws, urine, or saliva) and other patient data from a variety of sources; administer point-of-care test
  • Schedule follow-up visits
  • Perform data collection
  • Enter data into a computer database
  • Clean data using computer software to ensure accuracy in preparation of tables
  • Generate and summarize data into reports to share with PI and Research Program Manager
  • Maintain paper and computerized research files
  • Participate in weekly research group meetings
  • Schedule meetings
  • Create agendas
  • Complete minutes
  • Prepare mandatory reports and documents/protocols
  • Prepare for and participate in audits and monitoring of studies
  • Assist in preparation of IRB protocols and related documents
  • Meet regularly with Sr. Research Program Manager and/or team leader to review data accuracy, shift reports, and overall study progress
  • Conduct literature searches to support the manager and the PI


This description is a general statement of required duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis; the RA will perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
  • Bachelor's Degree in related discipline required
  • Some related experience
  • Additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula*
  • Phlebotomy training, demonstrated proficiency or willingness to be trained


* 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.

** Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • A year of related experience in clinical trials/medical research


Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Must be comfortable working with patients who may have or be at risk of contracting HIV, Hepatitis C, or other diagnoses
  • Must also be comfortable collecting saliva, urine, or blood samples from patients
  • Proficiency in the use of computers, including software applications, databases, mathematical and statistical tools, spreadsheets, and word processing
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills; independent and self-motivated
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated strong, positive interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively across disciplines and within a variety of cultures


Work Schedule/Hours:
  • This person will be working 40 hours a week
  • Must be available to work 8 hour shifts at a time, between the hours of 8:00 am and midnight, seven (7) days of the week
  • Must be flexible and available to work some evenings and weekends


Classified Title: Research Assistant
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD
Starting Salary Range: $16.42 - $22.57/hr (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Varied; 8 Hour Shifts
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: School of Medicine Campus
Department name: SOM Em Med Research
Personnel area: School of Medicine

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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To apply, visit https://jobs.jhu.edu/job/Baltimore-Research-Assistant-MD-21287/822413900/





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