Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is seeking a Research Assistant to help execute a study that identifies biomarkers for Parkinson disease. The Research Assistant will work closely with physicians as well as patients with Parkinson disease on a study that seeks to improve our knowledge of the disease and the care offered to these patients. Successful applicants will be personable and dedicated individuals with the ability and desire to help patients with diverse needs. Strong applicants must be well organized and be able to collaborate not only with the principal investigators but also with the whole research team. Prospective applicants should also be thorough and detail-oriented when conducting cognitive and clinical testing.
Job opening: Research Assistant
Employer: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Location: Green Spring Station, 10751 Falls Road, Suite 250, Lutherville, MD
Availability: June 2016
Pay: $32,000/year plus benefits
To apply: Interested applicants should send cover letter and CV to Nadine Yoritomo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Conduct study visits, which includes administering and scoring neuropsychological testing, cognitive testing, and clinical dementia rating scales.
- Recruit patients, schedule and coordinate study visits, and ensure that study patients’ needs are addressed.
- Assist in monitoring and reporting adverse events.
- Process blood and cerebrospinal fluid prior to storage.
- Manage electronic database and enter in patient data obtained through the study.
- Manage data, conduct directed data analyses, draft abstracts and manuscripts, write portions of grants, and assist with grant submission and annual reports.
- Conduct additional literature investigations, participate in developing surveys, gathering data, analyzing data, and preparing presentations.
- Perform other duties as required.
- Bachelor degree
- Interest in clinical research
- Ability to multitask
- Attention to detail
- Energetic, personable, and professional
- Comfortable working with patients with Parkinson disease