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Research Assistant, sIRB

Johns Hopkins University

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Research Assistant, sIRB
The Johns Hopkins Tufts Trial Innovation Center (TIC) is funded by a seven-year NCATS award with the aim of improving operational innovation in large multicenter clinical research studies. We are seeking a Research Assistant who will be responsible to provide support for research projects managed by the JHM IRB serving as the central IRB of record for TIC and non-Tic projects. The Research Assistant is responsible for communications, data collection, entry, analysis, and reporting and document management functions.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Reports to the cIRB navigators and program managers for large multisite clinical trials in managing central IRB documents and agreements in online systems, creating reports, and distributing documents
  • Tracks agreement execution status, uploads documents to online repositories, records activity dates, and reports status summaries
  • Develops and maintains records of research activities, and prepares regular and ad hoc reports, as required
  • Assists in the maintenance of project databases
  • Assists in the development of tables and figures for reports and presentations
  • Assists in the coordination and participates in research team meetings
  • Schedules meetings
    Create agendas
  • Complete minutes
  • Assists in preparing IRB protocols and related documents
  • Communicate with study sites to request documents and answer inquiries
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned
  • Identifies reports site issues to managers

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
  • Bachelor's Degree in related field with some related experience
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, 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. 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:
  • IRB knowledge a plus
  • Basic knowledge of FDA, ICH and other regulatory guidelines related to IRB oversight
  • JHM IRB policy guidelines and systems
  • Strong IT skills and ability to learn new software program

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Must be able to prioritize and coordinate multiple tasks, with the ability to prioritize and organize communications and reports, meet deadlines, and understand and appreciate the tasks and processes required
  • Must have the ability to work well and communicate effectively with others both orally and in writing
  • Must have strong organizational skills, attention to detail, be able to work independently and an ability to work with a team of researcher managers
  • Working knowledge of PC operations and software applications such as MS Windows, Excel, Word, and Access required
  • Ability to learn new database and software applications is required
  • Ability to follow multiple, detailed directions of various protocols
  • Knowledge of medical terminology highly desired
  • Must have excellent time management skills

Classified Title: Research Assistant
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD
Starting Salary Range: $16.26 - $22.35/hr (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: School of Medicine Campus
Department name: SOM Neuro BIOS
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 [email protected]. 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 and all other JHU applicants should visit

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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