The Neurology Department is seeking a motivated Research Assistant to be part of an exciting new clinical-research program with the aim of improving care in children with stroke and other neurologic conditions. The individual will work with a multidisciplinary team including members from the Departments of Neurology and Hematology and will be engaged in clinical program building and research efforts. The ideal individual will be organized, motivated, and a creative problem solver who is excited to be an integral part of a team passionate about improving care for children and young adults with stroke and/or sickle cell disease.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Working with a Multidisciplinary, Multicenter Research & Clinical Program to Improve Care of Children with or at Risk for Stroke:
Collaborates with research and clinical staff in various departments within and outside of the institution.
Actively participates in multidisciplinary and multicenter meetings.
In conjunction with PI, develops study timelines/goals, monitors study progress, and collaborates in the development of recruitment strategies to ensure accrual within goal time frames.
Ensures Ethical & Compliant Research Operations:
Collaborates in the development and writing of protocols, consent forms, and regulatory documents as appropriate.
Ensures IRB approval has been received prior to initiation of research activity and that all IRB requirements are being fulfilled.
Communicates with the IRB with regards to any protocol deviations and for continuing review activities.
Recognizes and documents protocol deviations.
Assists in completion of annual periodic review of data for reporting to IRB and study sponsors.
Communicates with Research Participants & Families:
Contacts patients and potential research subjects, or their legal guardians, to discuss participation in research studies, to answer clinical and research questions (in close collaboration with the physician team).
Screens potential research subjects for eligibility for participation in research studies (including review of medical history, medications, imaging, other relevant documents). Works with participants through the Informed Consent process and documents informed consent in medical record.
Communicates effectively with research participants and families of active and prospective study participants as well as with members of the health care and research teams and documents communications.
Arranges study visits for research protocols and clinical testing visits per program building goals.
Maintains working knowledge of institutional information systems for correctly scheduling clinical tests & procedures and extracting data.
Maintains & Updates Electronic Databases:
Abstracts data from a variety of sources and enters data into an electronic database.
Tracks research subject participation in an institutional database.
Communicates with Information Technology services as needed.
With guidance, organizes own time and sets priorities.
Able to prioritize workload and manage multiple projects effectively.
Achieves and maintains a working knowledge of computer software specific to department, including word processing, e-mail, MyChart, excel, zoom, & internet functions.
Aware of & knowledgeable about departmental Standard Operating Procedures.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelor's Degree in related discipline.
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.
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: M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM Neuro Pediatric Neurology Personnel area: School of Medicine
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