Classified Title: Research Assistant Working Title: Research Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $15.77- $21.69/hr Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: flexible Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 725 N. Wolfe Suite 211 Department name: 10002813-SOM DOM Infectious Disease Personnel area: School of Medicine
Clinical Research--to serve as a research assistant on HIV and HCV related projects; Community event organization-to serve as an assistant in organizing community HIV and HCV testing events
Duties & Responsibilities
Serve as a research assistant for the Generation Tomorrow program, a unique HIV and HCV education, testing, and counseling training program
Help the Generation Tomorrow coordinate, organize HIV and HCV community testing events
Assist in the development of the Infectious Disease-Emergency Department HCV testing protocol
Assist in the design of protocols, including the development of research instruments (e.g., questionnaires, data collection forms)
Assist in the data analysis and interpretation of research findings of protocols in close collaboration with other research staff (database manager, statistician, Principal Investigators)
Bachelor's degree in related discipline and some related experience is required. Experience working in HIV or HCV is preferred. Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education.
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.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities
Interpersonal skills needed to interview, teach and counsel patients and research subjects. Excellent communication skills to coordinate care within and outside the team; Knowledge of computer based applications (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, etc.); Ability to function independently with a high degree of self-motivation
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