Research Assistant

Maryland, United States
19 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
19 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/03/CD 
Starting Salary Range: $16.10-$22.12 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full-Time 
Schedule: Working 37.5 hours per week; Monday-Friday 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health 
Department name: 60004105-Health Policy & Management -METRC 
Personnel area: School of Public Health

General Summary/Purpose:

The Research Assistant will be primarily involved in basic data management and manuscript preparation for several research projects.

Primary Duties:

  • Will work directly under the supervision of the Principal Investigator and co-investigators. Specific job tasks will include: literature searches, brief summary reports from the literature with guidance from the investigators, collate and organize data for research manuscripts, prepare tables, figures, and references, format research manuscripts for submission to specific journals, perform basic data management and calculations using computerized database and spreadsheet software, review data for accuracy and completeness, assist with data cleaning and data quality review and control as well as maintain and organize study files, effectively prioritize and work on multiple tasks with concurrent deadlines and demonstrate excellent time management skills and efficiency.


  • Bachelor's Degree in social science, psychology, public health or related discipline.
  • Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • Ability to use a computer. Ability to work independently and learn quickly, manage multiple tasks and adhere to timelines. Must be detail oriented and have good organizational skills and excellent verbal, interpersonal and writing skills.

Related Work Experience:

  • 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.                                                                                                                  
  • Proficient in MS office applications, especially PowerPoint, Word, and Excel. Computer or other special needs for the position:
  • SAS and/or STATA programming experience and other quantitative skills are not required, but an interest in learning these will be critical for success on the job.
  • JHU Equivalency Formula:  18 graduate degree credits may substitute of 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

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

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