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Johns Hopkins University Research Program Assistant II in Baltimore, Maryland

General summary/purpose:

We are seeking a part-time, hourly Interviewer to lead outreach and recruitment of study participants and foster strong working relationships between the research team and study community. The interviewer will report to the study Principal Investigator. This position will involve 19 hours of work per week. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: recruitment, eligibility screening, informed consent, and enrollment of prospective study participants; collection of baseline data from study participants (as applicable); linkage of participants to study teams; and data management and reporting.

This position requires in-person travel to sites across Baltimore or outside Baltimore in the Maryland region, such as health centers, offices, and community settings, to conduct position duties in-person. Personal protective equipment (PPE) a public transportation pass will be supplied by the study team to the selected candidate for the purposes of their study work.

The position requires strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Experience with interviewing or outreach is preferable. The right candidate will enjoy a fast-paced, collaborative, and dynamic work environment, and possess a demonstrated commitment to JHSON core values of diversity, inclusion, communication, and integrity.

Specific duties & responsibilities:

  • Establish relationships with community organizations and sites that serve the study population of immigrant or refugee women.

  • Perform in-person recruitment duties at identified sites.

  • Screen potential study participants for eligibility.

  • Obtain informed consent for the research study from prospective participants.

  • Collect baseline data from study participants through a structured interview, if applicable.

  • Maintain confidentiality of participant information.

  • Assist with data management and reporting.

  • Attend and participate in all required trainings, meetings, and daily team huddles (both in-person and/or virtual/phone).

  • Perform other study related duties as assigned

Minimum qualifications (mandatory):

High School Diploma/GED

  • Two (2) years of related experience preferably in research or clinical setting or community service environment.

  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the * 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. *

Preferred qualifications:

  • Interviewing and/or conducting outreach

  • Conducting community-based health research or program evaluation.

  • Collecting and managing data.

  • Work with immigrant or refugee populations.

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Ability to gain rapport quickly with, and be welcoming to, study participants.

  • Excellent time management skills.

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Excellent record-keeping and organizational skills.

  • Commitment to project goals.

  • Reliable attendance and ability to participate in virtual/phone-based team meetings.

  • Appreciation of and sensitivity to racial, cultural, and economic diversity.

  • Fluency in one or more of the following languages is highly desired: Spanish, Arabic, Urdu, Hindi, Chinese, French, and/or Vietnamese

Classified Title: Research Program Assistant II

Working Title: Research Program Assistant II

Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/02/CC

Starting Salary Range: $15 - $19.44

Employee group: Casual / On Call

Schedule: flexible

Exempt Status: Non-Exempt

Location: 06-MD:School of Nursing

Department name: 60009277-Research Administration

Personnel area: School of Nursing

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.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

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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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.

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