Johns Hopkins University Research Program Assistant II in Baltimore, Maryland
The Department of Mental Health is seeking Four Research Program Assistant II' s who are needed for a project funded by the Bloomberg American Health Initiative and National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, which will evaluate the health of youth and adult residents relocated from low-income housing in East Baltimore.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Duties and responsibilities of Research Assistants II will include, but will not be limited to:
Outreach and recruitment of study participants
Screening and determining eligibility of study participants
Scheduling and administering informed consent/assent and administrating structured interviews with study participants. Interviews will elicit information on behavioral health, sexual risk behaviors, perceived social support and environmental context.
Conducting follow-up activities as necessary
Performing basic data entry, data quality control checks, literature reviews and administrative tasks as needed
Research Program Assistant IIs may also lead analyses and/or assist with the development of manuscripts and reports
Interviews will be conducted by phone until social distancing guidelines are lifted
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
High School Diploma/GED
2 years related experience
Additional education may substitute for required experience, 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. 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.
Experience with data management, managing surveys in Qualtrics, and conducting basic analysis with statistical software is preferred, but not required
Experience conducting in-person interviews with underrepresented racial/ethnic groups and/or under-resourced populations
Applicants interested in serving as interviewers for youth surveys must have prior experience interviewing youth
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Must have excellent attention to detail and be able to coordinate multiple tasks, work independently, communicate effectively with others in community settings, and have the ability to adapt to change
Flexibility in scheduling is required to accommodate study participants’ schedules
Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:
- Familiarity with use of a tablet and desktop computer
- Access to transportation is ideal, as Research Program Assistant II's may be asked to travel to and attend community events offsite and support various administrative duties
Classified Title: Research Program Assistant II
Starting Salary Range: $15.00 - $20.00/hr (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Casual / On Call
Schedule: varies, no more than 27hrs
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: School of Public Health
Department name: Mental Health Research Projects
Personnel area: School of Public Health
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