Research Program Assistant II

Research Program Assistant II
We are seeking a Research Program Assistant II who will be responsible for the assistance of clinical and translational research program, mainly including the recruitment of research subjects for 1) magnetic resonance imaging and 2) positron emission tomography studies, under the supervision of the PI. Research participants include those with varied neurologic and psychiatric diseases that are well-characterized using psychiatric and neuropsychological research assessments.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Conduct participant screening and recruitment using telephone screening interviews and prepared eligibility checklists.
  • Enroll participants, and accompany participants to scheduled study appointments.
  • Perform individual screenings, consent participants as appropriate, conduct study-related interviews with symptom severity screenings, collect patient records, maintain subject ascertainment in specific databases, reimburse participants for completion of study visits, and organize/prepare test materials for data entry.
  • Assist the PI in preparing and organizing IRB-associated materials and assist with organization, management, and analysis of the data.
  • Prepare minutes of each group meeting.
  • Participate in study group by preparing manuscripts and presentation materials, and conducting literature searches.
  • Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
  • High School Diploma/GED.
  • 2 years related experience.
  • 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 education/experience required for the respective job.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Public Health, or other related discipline.

Classified Title: Research Program Assistant II
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC
Starting Salary Range: $15.00 - $20.00/hr (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F, 8:30am - 5:00 pm
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: School of Medicine Campus
Department name: SOM Psy Molecular Psychiatry Program
Personnel area: School of Medicine

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

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