Research Assistant

Maryland, United States
$15.77- $21.69/hr
01 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
01 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term

Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD 
Starting Salary Range: $15.77- $21.69/hr
Employee group: Casual / On Call 
Schedule: varies up to 19 hours 
Employee subgroup: S1 Hrly Non-Exmpt 
Location: 600 N. Wolfe Street
Department name: 60000455-SOM DOM ID BCHD 
Personnel area: School of Medicine

General Summary

The Research Assistant will assist in the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the “Vive” social marketing campaign.

Project: Vive is a one year project funded by the Baltimore City Health Department

Project Summary:  Compared to non-Hispanic whites infected with HIV, Latinos are more likely to present late to HIV care, and HIV stigma has been associated with reluctance to seek HIV services. In partnership with Baltimore City Health Department, the Maryland Institute College of Arts (MICA) and community leaders, we have developed the a social marketing campaign called “Solo Se Vive Una Vez” (You Only Live Once) to promote HIV testing and reduce HIV stigma

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist in the collection of process evaluation data for online marketing channels.
  • Oversee the implementation of a short clinic survey for Spanish-speaking Latino patients at the Health Department’s STD Clinic.
  • Recruit and enroll Spanish-speaking participants for a survey at community sites. Assist participants as needed in completing the survey on Qualtrics.
  • Provide the data to the supervisor in a timely manner predetermined by the supervisor and RA.
  • Provide additional support to the supervisor and/or PI as needed.

The RA may work up to 10 hours per week depending on the project activities. The RA must be able to work in the evenings and on the weekend.

Requires fluency in Spanish.


Bachelor’s degree in related discipline. Some related experience required. Additional education may substitute for some experience, and additional 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. 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.

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities

Requires fluency in Spanish

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

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