The Ophthalmology Department seeks a Research Assistant who will work with the Wilmer Cornea Service and collaborating clinicians in the department. The Research Assistant will work with investigators, collaborators and patients in a research environment. In addition, the individual will be assisting with a new research project. Roles include carrying out research in accordance with good clinical practices, collecting data from recruited patients or existing medical records, managing databases, analysis of composite collected data, and preparing the relevant information for journal submission.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Interact with clinicians and other gatekeepers to access the patient population
Recruit research participants
Verify patient eligibility for studies
Perform data collection
Review medical records
Enter data into a computer database
Complete analysis of existing data
Conduct thorough literature searches to support existing and potential projects
Organize data using computer software to ensure accuracy
Generate and summarize data into reports to share with PI and Research Coordinators
Maintain paper and computerized research files
Prepare necessary documents/protocols for research projects
Create and assist in the creation of manuscripts for journal submission
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelor's degree in related discipline required.
Some related experience required.
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 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.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Must have prior experience with patient interaction and have familiarity with recruiting patients for a research study
Must have some working medical knowledge, especially in the field of Ophthalmology
Prior research experience is recommended; must be comfortable working with databases, spreadsheets, and medical records
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: Mon-Fri 8:30-5 Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM Oph Anterior Segment Personnel area: School of Medicine
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