We are seeking a Sr. Research Assistant (SRA) who will be responsible for supporting research activities for the India Clinical Research portfolio under Dr. Amita Gupta, the Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. This person will report directly to the Research Program Manager in the Baltimore-based Center for Infectious Diseases in India (CIDI) and will closely coordinate with research teams in India. The SRA portfolio will include complex TB and HIV clinical research studies being implemented in partnership with academic institutions in India, with a primary focus of supporting the TB RePORT India consortium portfolio. This person would be a critical member of a fast-paced international team of researchers, administrative staff, and study coordinators.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
TB RePORT Consortium-specific Research Support
Support the implementation of the common protocol.
Facilitate consortium monitoring activities for quality assurance, including site monitoring plans.
Prepare monthly data tables for reporting to the PI, research team, collaborators, and funding agency.
Facilitate communications between sites and between operational hubs in US and India.
Prepare for the annual meeting, including preparing data tables, summarizing protocol accruals and retention, and presenting publications associated with the consortium.
Assist the RePORT India consortium with secondary analyses and the use of archived samples for relevant science; track availability of samples and applications for sample use.
General Research Support for CIDI
Provide protocol development, study implementation, and research dissemination support to complex clinical studies; maintaining good working knowledge of all assigned projects.
Review, edit, and finalize study-related documents (protocols, case report forms, study SOPs) in collaboration with PIs and study teams.
Conduct literature reviews, draft data tables, and conduct scientific writing/editing to support research dissemination. Format abstracts/manuscripts and submit to conferences/journals.
Provide assistance in developing effective visualizations, posters, and presentations for scientific conferences and donor reporting.
Assist research teams in performing/coordinating quantitative and qualitative data analysis.
Prioritize building effective working relationships with US and international team members and collaborators in service of common goals.
Respond to student email inquiries and assess applicants CVs.
Schedule and conduct initial interviews and request follow up meetings.
Determine and track available studies or manuscripts appropriate for student contributions.
Monitor current placements quarterly and regularly update the student placement tracker with applicable changes.
Maintain and update CIDI Indo-US SOPs related to authorship, manuscripts and abstracts.
Develop reports based on CIDI Publications/abstract database using Microsoft Access; track publications in progress in collaboration with study coordinators; present reports to Indo-US leadership and Indo-US research team on quarterly basis.
Track scientific conferences/events and facilitate participation of research team.
Bachelor's Degree in related discipline.
Two years of related experience.
Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office, reference managers, databases, spreadsheets, and word processing required.
Knowledge of clinical research practices and principles required.
Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills required.
Must have excellent time management skills. Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities is required.
Additional graduate level education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula
MPH or MS in relevant field preferred.
Ability to function independently with a high degree of motivation essential.
Ability to work well with other professionals with minimal supervision and be comfortable being part of a diverse professional team.
Classified Title: Sr. Research Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB Starting Salary Range: $40,100-$55,140 Annually (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F; 8:30-5:00 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Hybrid/School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM DOM Infectious Disease Personnel area: School of Medicine
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
*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.
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