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Research Assistant

Employer
Johns Hopkins University
Location
Johns Hopkins University

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Academic Affairs, Research Staff & Technicians
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
We are seeking a Research Assistant who will manage enrollment, data collection, entry and basic analysis for a randomized controlled trial taking place at JHH on the use of a new kind of bassinet that facilitates contact between mothers and infants.


Study description: Most bassinets in US hospitals are still designed for use by ambulatory nursery staff, rather than for use by mobility-impaired new mothers. Current bassinet designs restrict maternal access to their infants and have the potential to expose infants to physical injury. This study aims to evaluate the Couplet Care BassinetTM, a novel infant clinical bassinet designed to support safe implementation of skin-to-skin contact and rooming-in on postnatal units.


Responsibilities of the research assistant will include obtaining informed consent, managing enrollment and data collection at JHH as well as managing and analyzing both qualitative and quantitative data as well as research-related work.


The Research Assistant will work closely with the Principal Investigator (PI), Study Coordinator, Clinical Research Nurse and other members of the research team members in all aspects of study management. The RA will communicate and work with study team and PI on all project aspects to ensure rapid data entry and high level of quality control.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with the Clinical Research Nurse and other research team members to approach potential study participants, obtain informed consent and enroll them in the study according to the protocol.
  • Ensure compliance with ethical guidelines and regulations throughout the research process. Protect participant confidentiality and privacy, obtain informed consent, and adhere to ethical principles and practices.
  • Implement the study by collecting data according to the protocol. Safeguard confidentiality of data by following the protocol.
  • Collaborate effectively with the project team, including researchers, supervisors, and other research assistants. Maintain open and clear communication channels to ensure smooth project coordination and progress.
  • Perform administrative tasks related to the project, such as scheduling meetings, organizing files, and managing project-related documentation.
  • Maintain organized and detailed documentation of research procedures, protocols, and findings. This includes recording data collection processes, managing data files, and documenting analysis techniques used.
  • Serve as backup for research protocols (other than primary assignment) as needed.
  • Maintain quality of source documentation and research integrity
  • Attend study meetings to represent the research unit and ensure data quality and the adherence to federal regulations governing clinical research.
  • Participate in other research initiatives as workload allows
  • Other duties as assigned by the PI or project manager of the project.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Data management and reporting skills.
  • Understanding of project management software systems.
  • Writing and coordinating skills.
  • Interest in advancing maternal and child health and equity
  • Ability to work with diverse populations across ages, sexual orientations, socio-economic circumstances

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to attend labor & delivery and communicate clearly with participants.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in related discipline.
  • Additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.


Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's Degree.
  • One year of research experience (can be during Bachelor's degree)
  • Research experience in a hospital setting, preferably labor & delivery or pediatrics.

Classified Title: Research Assistant
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD
Starting Salary Range: $17.00 - $30.00 HRLY ($45,825 targeted; Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 5:00 with occasional weekends depending on participants
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: School of Nursing
Department name: Research Administration
Personnel area: School of Nursing

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