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Johns Hopkins University Research Assistant in Baltimore, Maryland

Under the direction of the Principal Investigators, Research Program Managers, and Program Administrators, the Research Assistant will assist in the coordination and execution of activities that support the research goals and research studies of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity (JHCHE) as well as the programmatic goals of Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute (UHI).

The JHCHE works to promote equity in health for at-risk populations through advancing scientific knowledge, promoting sustainable changes in practice and policy, partnering with communities, raising public awareness of health inequities, and training scholars. The incumbent will work with adult community members, stakeholders, faculty, staff, and students from the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health. They will assist the JHCHE Program Managers and leadership with project coordination, public facing presentations, administrative support and other assigned duties.

The Johns Hopkins UHI works across the University to advance health and health equity in Baltimore via a wide range of programs, events, and educational and funding opportunities designed to facilitate collaborations, mobilize resources, and advance dialogue and community representation. The incumbent will assist the UHI Program Administrators and leadership in furthering the mission and work of the UHI through comprehensive program planning and implementation.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assists in the development of presentations, publications, toolkits, flyers, letters and other materials for dissemination of research and program materials.

  • Assists in the development of tables and figures for reports and manuscripts.

  • Performs literature reviews.

  • Assists in the coordination and participates in research and team meetings, including the preparation of agendas and taking of detailed meeting minutes.

  • Assists in the planning and coordination of on- and off-campus special events, including lectures, workshops, seminars, and meetings.

  • Assists with communication and dissemination efforts, including website and newsletter maintenance and development.

  • Assists in the maintenance of project databases.

  • Assists with community engagement activities.

  • Assists program manager in preparing required funder reports.

  • Ensures security, quality, and confidentiality of data by following policies and procedures.

  • Completes data entry.

  • Completes all training in a timely manner.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Additional administrative tasks may include,

  • Assists as necessary regarding typing, filing, faxing, mass mailings, chart review.

  • Assists in preparing recruitment and tracking update reports.

  • Assists in preparing monthly quality control and data management reports.

  • Reliable transportation required, possibility of hybrid work environment.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Must be able to prioritize and coordinate multiple tasks. Must have the ability to work well and communicate effectively with others, and execute, consolidate and organize ideas.

  • Must have strong organizational skills, initiative, leadership skills, attention to detail, be able to take direction, and work independently and as part of a team (teams of researchers and with diverse subject populations in particular).

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Working knowledge of PC operations and software applications such as MS Windows, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneDrive, and Access required.

  • Ability to learn new database and software applications is required.

  • Ability to follow multiple, detailed directions of various protocols.

  • Knowledge of medical terminology and diverse patient populations highly desired. Must have excellent time management skills.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to stand, walk or sit for an extended period of time.

  • Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard.

  • Ability to see within normal parameters.

  • Ability to hear within normal range.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in related discipline.

  • Additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior research or project implementation experience.

  • Experience working in clinical settings and/or with providers and clinical staff.

  • Experience in database operations and/or experience in coordination of medical or laboratory research.

  • Some related experience or familiarity with grant review processes.

Classified Title: Research Assistant

Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD

Starting Salary Range: $16.75-$23.00-$29.30 HRLY (Commensurate with experience)

Employee group: Casual / On Call

Schedule: Varies

Exempt Status: Non-Exempt

Location: Remote

Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM DOM General Internal Medicine

Personnel area: School of Medicine

Total Rewards

The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/

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.

**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.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate’s conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion (https://diversity.jhu.edu/roadmap-on-diversity-and-inclusion/) .

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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Accommodation Information

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu . For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit accessibility.jhu.edu .

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/ .

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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Equal Opportunity Employer:

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The university promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.