Research Program Assistant II

Research Program Assistant II
The Department of Mental Health is seeking Four Research Program Assistant II' s who are needed for a project funded by the Bloomberg American Health Initiative and National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, which will evaluate the health of youth and adult residents relocated from low-income housing in East Baltimore.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities of Research Assistants II will include, but will not be limited to:
  • Outreach and recruitment of study participants
  • Screening and determining eligibility of study participants
  • Scheduling and administering informed consent/assent and administrating structured interviews with study participants. Interviews will elicit information on behavioral health, sexual risk behaviors, perceived social support and environmental context.
  • Conducting follow-up activities as necessary
  • Performing basic data entry, data quality control checks, literature reviews and administrative tasks as needed
  • Research Program Assistant IIs may also lead analyses and/or assist with the development of manuscripts and reports
  • Interviews will be conducted by phone until social distancing guidelines are lifted

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • 2 years related experience
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, 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. 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.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with data management, managing surveys in Qualtrics, and conducting basic analysis with statistical software is preferred, but not required
  • Experience conducting in-person interviews with underrepresented racial/ethnic groups and/or under-resourced populations
  • Applicants interested in serving as interviewers for youth surveys must have prior experience interviewing youth

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Must have excellent attention to detail and be able to coordinate multiple tasks, work independently, communicate effectively with others in community settings, and have the ability to adapt to change
  • Flexibility in scheduling is required to accommodate study participants' schedules

Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:
  • Familiarity with use of a tablet and desktop computer

Physical Requirements:
  • Access to transportation is ideal, as Research Program Assistant II's may be asked to travel to and attend community events offsite and support various administrative duties

Classified Title: Research Program Assistant II
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC
Starting Salary Range: $15.00 - $20.00/hr (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Casual / On Call
Schedule: varies, no more than 27hrs
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: School of Public Health
Department name: ​​​​​​​Mental Health Research Projects
Personnel area: School of Public Health

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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