Research Program Assistant

Maryland, United States
15 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/02/CC 
Starting Salary Range: $14.00-$19.25 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Casual 
Schedule: Monday through Friday 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health 
Department name: 60004110-Health Policy & Management -IHSP 
Personnel area: School of Public Health

General Summary/Purpose:

The Department of Health Policy & Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is seeking qualified candidates for a casual Research Program Assistant II position starting Fall 2018. The Research Program Assistant II will work with Dr. Alyssa Moran to study the impact of widespread supermarket marketing practices on disparities in food and beverage purchases among families with children.

Primary Duties:

  • Collect study data by recruiting and coordinating activities of study participants. Perform more complex study dictated activities requiring independent action i.e. experiment preparation, test administration and conducting basic data tasks.
  • Assist in developing recruitment strategy for one or more studies. Place ads in newspaper. Contact referring physicians, and employs other techniques for recruitment i.e. conducting phone and in-person screenings.
  • Collect data for experiments using various equipment, computer assisted programs or form filling options. 
  • Collect and process data by organizing data records and study files.
  • Run basic statistics on a variety of data types. 
  • Enter data into established databases and may develop simple spreadsheets/ databases. 
  • Set up tools and procedures for data collection and study processes
  • Serve as liaison between investigator and IRB for administrative matters.
  • Prepare routine reports relating to study accrual, study trends, efficiency-related issues.
  • May perform basic literature searches, abstract data from literature searches and index gathered data.


  • High School Diploma/GED.
  • Two years related experience.

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

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