Research Assistant

Maryland, United States
$17.17 - $23.60
14 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
14 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/03/CD 
Starting Salary Range: $17.17 - $23.60 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7.5 hours/per day 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt ​​​​​​​ 
Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health 
Department name: 10001101-Epidemiology 
Personnel area: School of Public Health

General summary/purpose:

The research and project assistant will provide complex administrative/project and research support for senior faculty member with a diverse portfolio of research projects. Studies include infectious and non-infectious diseases as well as domestic and international projects.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate diverse project activities, including meetings and special events, for multidisciplinary investigators
  • Maintain documentation related to grants, study concepts, meeting minutes, publications, email correspondence, and other files as appropriate
  • Format and prepare slide decks and posters for scientific presentations
  • Manage investigator calendar to schedule meetings and ensure smooth workflow
  • Utilize software applications such as spreadsheets, statistical packages, and graphics packages to track information, analyze data, and format study reports
  • Assist in preparing new grant applications and progress reports through online portal, collaborating with the financial analyst to prepare budget
  • Interact with study participants, including recruitment and clinical testing
  • Help maintain IRB and other regulatory compliance
  • Perform literature reviews, manage citations, prepare figures, and submit online as necessary to assist with submitting research manuscripts
  • Track and update ongoing analyses, data and specimen requests, and manuscripts in progress
  • Carry out general clerical duties including copying, filing, scanning, and ordering
  • Develop new content for and update study websites and newsletters
  • Contribute to other activities as required

Minimum qualifications:

  • Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline and some related experience (research, project management, etc.).
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience and some additional related experience may substitute for some 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.  Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis.  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:

  • Preferred qualifications: MPH or similar advanced degree advantageous
  • Knowledge of sponsored funds and NIH grants preferred
  • Familiarity with academic support environment a plus
  • Experience with project management highly recommended

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Strong organizational skills and a detail-oriented approach
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products and other software applications
  • Experience working with databases and statistical packages
  • Familiarity with project management programs, especially Teams
  • Prior experience using a reference manager
  • Ability to collaborate with others but also have enough agency to make decisions and set priorities under limited supervision
  • Basic understanding of website design and coding desired but not required
  • Interest in research and public health content preferred

Any specific physical requirements for the job:

  • Must be able to work on a computer for extended periods of time.

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

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The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

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.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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