Research Program Assistant II

Maryland, United States
03 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
03 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC 
Starting Hourly Pay Rate Range: $14.00 - $19.25 / Commensurate with Experience  
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30a - 5:00p / 40 hrs per week
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt ​​​​​​​ 
Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health 
Department name: 10001152-Mental Health Research Projects 
Personnel area: School of Public Health

General Summary/Purpose

The RPA II will work full-time assisting research teams/investigators across multiple projects related to issues of adolescent health, including (but not limited to) mental health, mindfulness, intervention/prevention research, school and community based studies, and dissemination.

Must be willing to commit to 1 year of employment. This position is expected to last two years, with possible future funding.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conduct reviews of scientific literature
  • Run reports from research databases and develop reports to share with principal investigator and team.
  • Assist in writing and submitting reports, manuscripts, presentations, and grants
  • Assist with administrative tasks, such as budgeting/expenses, updating websites, collecting faculty bios, and grant preparation support.
  • Tracking/submitting IRB amendments for ongoing and new studies
  • Assist in developing and organizing activities and meetings for research projects.
  • Participate in project meetings and one-on-one meetings with research staff
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

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

Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula30 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

  • Knowledge of project management software.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a related field (Public Health, Social Work, Psychology, and Biology) preferred.
  • Demonstration of written skills required by submitting one academic writing sample; preferred sample would be a literature review. At least one year working in a research setting.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Excel.
  • Highly detailed-oriented with excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Excellent work attitude and habits including reliability, flexibility, and the ability to think and work independently and as a team.

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

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