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Johns Hopkins University Research Program Assistant in Baltimore, Maryland

The Department of Health, Behavior and Society seeks a Research Program Assistant who will assist with recruitment of potential participants for substance use related research studies, conduct interviews and data quality assurance.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assisting Study Investigators with developing recruitment/ retention strategy.

  • Conducting community-based outreach, identifying and interacting with potential participants to assess their interest in enrollment in the research project.

  • Interacting with community-based agencies to promote study recruitment.

  • Documenting recruitment and retention activities.

  • Contacting study participants to determine study eligible and schedule study appointments.

  • Reviewing study database to ensure completion and identify errors.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • High School Diploma/GED.

  • Some related experience.

  • Must have the ability to write and read.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Some college courses preferred.

  • Good organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills a must.

  • Ability to be creative and problem-solve.

  • Experience with research projects individuals who use drugs and with diverse backgrounds preferred.

  • Intimate knowledge of Baltimore City and the surrounding counties preferred.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Position requires good oral and written communication skills to communicate with range of individuals including study participants, research project Management and Study Investigators.

Classified Title: Research Program Assistant

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

Starting Salary Range: $15.00 - $16.93/hr (commensurate with experience)

Employee group: Casual / On Call

Schedule: varies - up to 19hrs week

Exempt Status: Non-Exempt

Location: School of Public Health

Department name: ​​​​​​​HBS-Research Projects

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.

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.