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Johns Hopkins University Research Program Assistant II in Baltimore, Maryland

The Department of Environmental Health and Engineering seeks a Research Program Assistant II who will assist with general duties in Dr. Koehler’s Exposure Sciences Laboratory and to conduct field visits at research study participants’ homes and schools in Baltimore City and the surrounding area to set up environmental monitoring equipment, and to conduct environmental and health assessments as needed.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Daily tasks will include assembling and calibrating air sampling equipment and taking it to participant homes.

  • Will assist with equipment maintenance, preparing samplers, pump calibration, gravimetric analysis, data management, and data summarization.

  • Maintains and makes minor adjustments of sampling equipment and records data.

  • Additional responsibilities include scheduling home visits, calling participants to remind them of appointments, posting appointments to research calendar.

  • Obtaining informed consent from study participants.

  • Conducting home environmental and health assessments.

  • Collecting environmental samples, collecting health measures and biospecimens.

  • Administering questionnaires to participants.

  • Dispersing and tracking participant payment.

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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1 year of work experience in a laboratory setting preferred.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as email and phone etiquette.

  • Knowledgeable about and comfortable working with children and families in Baltimore City.

  • Candidates with phlebotomy or lung function testing experience are encouraged to apply.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Must own or have daily access to a vehicle.

  • Must be willing to drive to participants’ homes in Baltimore and surrounding area and able to work past 5 pm, on occasion.

  • Must be able to work as part of a team of investigators that assembles and calibrates air sampling equipment and work independently to complete assigned tasks.

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 the 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._

Classified Title: Research Program Assistant II

Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC

Starting Salary Range: $15.00 - $20.00/hr (commensurate with experience)

Employee group: Full Time

Schedule: M-F, 8:30am - 5pm

Exempt Status: Non-Exempt

Location: School of Public Health

Department name: Environmental Health and Engineering

Personnel area: School of Public Health

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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 HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu . For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

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 or because the individual is pregnant or attempting to become pregnant. 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 which campus you will work. 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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