Research Assistant

Maryland, United States
02 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
02 Jan 2019
Contract Type

Classified Title: Research Assistant 
Working Title: Research Assistant ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD 
Starting Salary Range: $16.10-$22.12
Employee group: Casual / On Call 
Schedule: Mon-Fri up to 40 hours 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt ​​​​​​​ 
Location: 5200 Eastern Ave, Suite 4200 
Department name: 10003079-SOM Ped Gen Pediatrics Adoles Medicine 
Personnel area: School of Medicine

The Research Assistant will work as part of our productive, collaborative research team at the Center for Child and Community Health Research. Primary responsibilities will include conducting qualitative in-depth interviews, leading qualitative data analysis, conducting statistical analyses, and assisting in the development of scholarly products. The ideal candidate has high level of responsibility and independence, experience in qualitative data collection and analysis, and is able to interact daily with medical professionals and caretakers in highly professional, confident, and knowledgeable manner.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Perform study recruitment in person and by phone
  • Ensure that proper informed consent is obtained prior to entering study
  • Conduct in-depth, semi-structured interviews in person and on the phone
  • Maintain record keeping and filing system for electronic and paper-based research records
  • Lead qualitative data analysis of interview transcripts (including reading the transcripts, memoing, developing a codebook, and coding)
  • Conduct statistical analyses
  • Perform other study-related duties as assigned
  • Perform literature review and assist in drafting manuscripts
  • Maintain compliance with HIPAA and IRB regulations and guidelines
  • Actively communicate and update supervising study coordinators on data collection and data analysis status via verbal and written communication

Minimum qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in related discipline. Some related experience. 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. 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 in qualitative research. Some graduate level courses in qualitative research preferred.

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • The ability to communicate clearly and effectively in many mediums: by email, verbally, on the phone, and with body language. Communication also includes listening skills and the ability to follow directions and provide feedback.

Technical qualifications or specialized certifications:

Experience with qualitative data analysis software (e.g., Atlas.ti, NVivo)

All IRB-required courses must be completed and appropriate exams passed with necessary certification within 2 weeks of start date.

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

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