The Johns Hopkins Center for Adolescent Health, a CDC funded Prevention Research Center committed to assisting urban youth in becoming healthy and productive adults, is seeking a full-time Research Assistant to contribute a teen pregnancy prevention project. The project aims to reduce the birth and sexually transmitted infections rate among Baltimore teens and teens in rural Maryland through the implementation of evidence-based programs in high schools and community . The ideal candidate will have some experience in data collection and community outreach. The Research Assistant will start as soon as possible. Below are detailed lists of the duties and qualifications for this job.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Act as the primary liaison between our team and County level teams who are implementing the program
Schedule observations with teachers and ensure they have completed all evaluation tasks
Track evaluation requirements and prepare data requests
Assist with the preparation of quarterly and annual reports
Maintain accurate records of collected data, safeguarding the confidentiality of participants, as necessary and assist with data entry
Complete Human Subjects Training through Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Attend weekly research team meetings
Assist with other project tasks as needed
Minimum Qualifications (Required)
Bachelor's degree in related discipline.
Some related experience.
Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula: 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. *
Bachelor’s degree in related field required, preferably in education, public health, or related field, including coursework in research methods.
Two years of research experience in health, public health, and/or education preferred.
Master’s degree preferred.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Knowledge of Microsoft Office
Familiarity with Baltimore and Baltimore City Public Schools (or willingness to learn)
Ability to manage large-scale scheduling tasks
ask questions for clarification and guidance
receive and respond appropriately to feedback
communicate clearly with a variety of people including faculty, staff, teachers, and health department personnel in person, over the phone, and through email
complete multiple tasks on a timely basis
travel to offsite meetings throughout Baltimore City on a consistent basis.
Classified Title: Research Assistant Working Title: Research Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.26- $22.35 per hour/Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30a - 5p/ 37.5 hrs per week Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health Department name: 10001208-PFRH CAH Personnel area: School of Public Health
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