Research Assistant

Maryland, United States
$15.77- $21.69/hr
31 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
31 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term

Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD 
Starting Salary Range: $15.77- $21.69/hr
Employee group: Casual / On Call 
Schedule: flexible 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt ​​​​​​​ 
Location: 725 N. Wolfe Suite 211 
Department name: 10002813-SOM DOM Infectious Disease 
Personnel area: School of Medicine

General Summary

Clinical Research--to serve as a research assistant on HIV and HCV related projects; Community event organization-to serve as an assistant in organizing community HIV and HCV testing events

 Duties & Responsibilities

  • Serve as a research assistant for the Generation Tomorrow program, a unique HIV and HCV education, testing, and counseling training program
  • Help the Generation Tomorrow coordinate, organize HIV and HCV community testing events
  • Assist in the development of the Infectious Disease-Emergency Department HCV testing protocol
  • Assist in the design of protocols, including the development of research instruments (e.g., questionnaires, data collection forms)
  • Assist in the data analysis and interpretation of research findings of protocols in close collaboration with other research staff (database manager, statistician, Principal Investigators)


Bachelor’s degree in related discipline and some related experience is required. Experience working in HIV or HCV is preferred. Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education.

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.

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities

Interpersonal skills needed to interview, teach and counsel patients and research subjects.  Excellent communication skills to coordinate care within and outside the team; Knowledge of computer based applications (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, etc.); Ability to function independently with a high degree of self-motivation

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

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During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

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