The Department of Neurology is seeking a Research Program Assistant II for the Neurofibromatosis Therapeutic Acceleration Program (NTAP). The Neurofibromatosis Therapeutic Acceleration Program (NTAP) is a philanthropically funded research organization focused on developing effective therapies for plexiform and cutaneous neurofibromas, the two most common tumors afflicting patients with Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1). NTAP is within the Department of Neurology in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. NTAP uses a highly collaborative approach that brings together patients, clinicians, researchers, industry, and government to determine where resources are most effectively deployed to produce meaningful treatments for plexiform and cutaneous neurofibromas. Exceptional scientific partners with innovative ideas are recruited to make these plans a reality, through both targeted programs and investigator-initiated proposals.
Under the direct supervision of the Director of Clinical Research and the Clinical Research Program Administrator, the Research Program Assistant II is responsible for assisting in the day to day operational tasks of the program. The Research Program Assistant II is responsible for the organization and function of the entry, maintenance and accuracy of all electronic data files and may assist with organization of clinical research information as needed. This is an entry level position in program organization and program operations.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
In-person work with research team including data collection directly from patients, administering research participants questionnaires, and escorting participants to scheduled appointments, among other on-site research activities.
Collect, enter and compile clinical data from a variety of sources
Confirm patient registrations and relevant data points in databases for NTAP
Run routine queries of data
Verify scheduling of patient appointments, tests, and follow up visits at the appropriate time in the treatment cycle to ensure completion of protocol requirements.
Contact research study participants to complete screening tools and to confirm study visits
Meets regularly with principal investigators, research nurse, and research program manager to review data accuracy and overall study progress
Design and compile materials that aid investigators and staff in complying with protocol requirements for these visits and tests
Prepare for and participate in monitoring and audits of studies
Convert hard copy project files to electronic folder versions
Manage online resources
Organize and manage office space and resources
Create and manage data reports and lists (vendor files, email lists, purchase orders)
Schedule and set up appointments for meetings and events
Plan for various on and off-site business meetings
Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned to support the research efforts
Be knowledgeable of and comply with Good Clinical Practices, ICH Guidelines and SKCCC Clinical Research Office policies.
Additional Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Proficiency in the use of Microsoft software applications, including spreadsheets, and word processing required.
Excellent organizational skills required.
Excellent attention to details.
Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities.
Must have excellent time management skills.
Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
High School Diploma or graduation equivalent.
Two (2) years related experience.
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Experience in clinical settings (e.g. clerical, volunteer work, or shadowing experience in hospitals or clinics)
Knowledge of clinical research practices and principles required.
Classified Title: Research Program Assistant II Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $15.00-$20.40 HRLY (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 Neurological Oncology Personnel area: School of Medicine
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*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.*
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