Research Assistant

Johns Hopkins University

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Academic Affairs, Research Staff & Technicians
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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Research Assistant
**This position is not eligible to provide Visa Sponsorship.**

The Department of Infectious Diseases is seeking a Research Assistant who will assist in the analytic datasets for multiple NIH-funded studies. This role will work closely with the Principal Investigators and other research team members to analyze data from multiple sources, especially EHR data and public health datasets to develop and implement study designs while maintaining data quality assurance procedures to ensure validity and reliability of study results. They will support the conduct of the research and will help prepare, analyze, and interpret data, as well as report on analysis results.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Manage datasets/variables and perform data cleaning, including identifying potential problems with study data and collaborating with the research team to resolve issues encountered.
  • Merge, create, and recode variables to prepare data for analyses.
  • Develop data cleaning programs for forms.
  • Develop and implement data quality assurance procedures to ensure validity and reliability of study results.
  • Create datasets for analysis by other investigators.
  • Write detailed documentation/specifications for analysis data sets and related files.
  • Perform analyses on datasets and document analyses using R, STATA, SAS, Mplus or other statistical software packages, analyses include logistic and linear regression, latent class analysis and mediational analysis.
  • Create tables and figures in publication-quality form summarizing the results of statistical analyses and present results orally to study investigators.
  • Contribute to writing and reviewing drafts of reports, posters, and manuscripts, including writing up interpretation of analysis results and description of statistical methods used.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
  • Bachelor's Degree in related discipline.
  • Some related experience required.
  • 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.*

* 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 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.

** Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Qualitative research skills.
  • Strong programing skills in R, Stata, or SAS.
  • Ability to critically analyze research studies.

Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
  • Strong organizational, communication, problem solving, and writing skills.
  • Ability to work independently and meet project deadlines.
  • Strong time management.

Classified Title: Research Assistant
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD
Starting Salary Range: $16.42 - $22.57/hr (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: m-f 8:30-5pm
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: Telecommute
Department name: SOM DOM ID CCGHE
Personnel area: School of Medicine

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 Talent Acquisition Office at [email protected]. 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. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit and all other JHU applicants should visit

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. 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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