Research Assistant

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

Job Req ID:  15133

Research Assistant

General Summary/Purpose:

Provides support to a multidisciplinary team in the Evidence-based Practice Center for multiple systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Strong interpersonal skills are required to collaborate effectively in a team including the Principal Investigator, other lead investigators and other staff members.  Strong organizational skills. A high degree of self-motivation and the ability to function independently.

Primary duties and responsibilities of the job:

Acts as a Research Assistant to multiple Research Program Managers working on multiple evidence-based medicine projects.  Running pre-determined search strategies on electronic search databases such as PubMed; downloading available articles from on-line archives to an internal archive system; ordering articles not immediately available from the Hopkins library system; organizing data into a usable format; Data coordination and organization; exporting data from a web-based collection system into Excel spreadsheets and Access databases, assisting project coordinators in data cleaning and analysis, taking cleaned data and converting it into a usable format (Word files). Assisting with the generation of large evidence tables for draft and final report preparation; assisting with the generation and completion of draft and final reports. Assist with scheduling meetings: on-site, and local and national conference calls. Abstraction of data to data abstraction forms for future analysis on multiple projects. Light data entry. Candidate will attend general meetings on all projects he/she is involved with. Applicant will be trained by Research Program Managers to complete the above tasks. Training is not expected to be extensive. Once training is completed, the applicant will be expected to work independently and present a brief daily report to the Research Program Managers detailing progress. Other duties as assigned.

Posted Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline required, and some related experience.   MPH or MS in relevant field preferred.
  • 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.
  • Must work well independently and be goal and deadline oriented. Strong organizational skills. A high degree of self-motivation and the ability to function independently.
  • 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.

Classified Title: Research Assistant 
Working Title: Research Assistant ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/03/CD 
Starting Salary Range: $16.10-$20.00 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday Through Friday 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health 
Department name: 60004103-Health Policy & Management -EPC 
Personnel area: School of Public Health

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