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Research Assistant

Johns Hopkins University

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Research Assistant
We are looking for a highly motivated, energetic Research Assistant with strong focus and attention to detail to join a group of researchers at the Institute for Global Tobacco Control, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The Research Assistant will to provide a range of research support for projects based in low- and middle-income countries, aiming to reduce tobacco-caused death and disease.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the faculty and project leads, the Research Assistant's responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Conduct literature searches and reviews.
  • Assist with planning for data collection, entry and management, and protocol strengthening.
  • Assist with preparing data collection training materials.
  • Review data for accuracy and completeness.
  • Assist with data cleaning and data quality review and control, including database management.
  • Assist with data coding and data analysis.
  • Maintain and organize study files.
  • Effectively prioritize and work on multiple tasks with concurrent deadlines and demonstrate excellent time management skills and efficiency.
  • Participate in team and one-on-one meetings.
  • Assist with manuscript submission to journals including collating and organizing data; preparing tables, figures, and references; and formatting manuscripts for submission.
  • Support gathering information for fact sheets, posters, papers, and other dissemination materials.
  • Provide research teams with overall administrative and logistical support.

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

** 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:
  • Experience using data collection apps or software.
  • Experience with data entry tools and working with quantitative and/or qualitative data sets.
  • Experience using statistical software and/or qualitative data analysis software.
  • Tobacco control-related knowledge and experience.
  • Fluent in Hindi, Bangla, Urdu, Bahasa Indonesia, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Russian, or Ukrainian

Special Knowledge, Skill & Abilities:
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Creativity.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work well in a team and independently.

Classified Title: Research Assistant
Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/03/CD
Starting Salary Range: $16.42 - $22.57/hr (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Casual / On Call
Schedule: Monday through Friday
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: Telecommute
Department name: IGTC-Internat'l Global Tobacco Control
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 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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