Senior Research Assistant

Maryland, United States
$38,537- $52,989
10 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
10 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Part Time

General Summary/Purpose

Serve as the lead research assistant on a project to develop competencies for implementation science in infectious disease of poverty. Substantively contribute to a large systematic scoping review of the literature associated with specific infectious diseases.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support a consultation process with implementation scientists in 7 partner countries.
  • Lead the synthesis and analysis of data from the consultation process.  
  • Complete full-text reviews and data extraction of articles included in the review.
  • Develop data analysis protocols and conduct analysis on extracted information from scoping and systematic reviews.
  • Collaborate with faculty to develop protocols for embedded systematic reviews. Lead key systematic reviews.
  • Author reports and manuscripts as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline.
  • Three years related experience.
  • Additional graduate level education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications

  • MPH or MS in relevant field preferred. 
  • Previous experience with in low resource settings, particularly with infectious diseases.  Experience conducting scoping and systematic reviews. Interest in implementation science.  

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Basic Microsoft Office proficiency. Familiarity with conducting scoping and systematic reviews.

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