Research Assistant, Epidemiology 

Maryland, United States
09 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
09 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

General summary/purpose:

The Department of Epidemiology is seeking a casual Research Assistant that will assist with all primary and related activities to support the SHIELD study.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

  • The Research Assistant will assist in the data collection, follow-up activities of the SHIELD Study and sub-studies. Data collection includes administering questionnaires, data collection from a breathing test, from an air monitoring device and from results obtained following lab tests.
  • Follow-up activities include communicating with participants who are interested in enrolling in the study and continuing in the study.
  • RA will follow established research protocols and will complete trainings needed as the protocol.
  • RA will be responsible for writing summaries of project updates, data entry of collected data and ensuring safety and security of data.
  • RA will complete all other duties as assigned.

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.  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:

  • Interaction with patients, research participants, customer service experience.
  • Experience with administering spirometry test.

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Some background in life Sciences
  • Must have a car with valid license and be willing to travel to complete home visits.

Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/03/CD 
Starting Salary Range: $16.10 - $22.12 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health 
Department name: 10001101-Epidemiology 
Personnel area: School of Public Health

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

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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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