Research Program Assistant II

Maryland, United States
$13.73 - $18.87
01 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
01 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health currently seeks a Research Assistant to assist senior research staff within the department of Health Behavior & Society. The incumbent will develop and execute procedures for a data collection and evaluation project to support opioid overdose prevention programs in the Baltimore metropolitan region. The primary role of the Research Assistant is to assist the Research Project Director, the Principal Investigator, and the Senior Research Data Analyst with participant recruitment, data collection, administrative requests and preparation for and execution of the project.  

Specific duties & responsibilities:

  • Assist the Project Director with writing of manual of procedures outlining established protocols for data collection and management of each study. 
  • Order and maintain supplies for the office and RV (van will be shared between studies). 
  • Drive a 30ft RV, driving to various recruitment locations throughout Baltimore City to recruit, interview, and HIV/STI test study participants. 
  • Oversee general van maintenance (cleaning, filling propane, water, and gas etc.). 
  • Occasional Data Entry. 
  • Serve as Field Staff Supervisor - provide feedback on any QA/QC issues to the Project Director and provide oversight of casual staff and students. 
  • Attend regular staff meetings; maintain communication between field staff, Principle Investigator, and Project Director 
  • Conduct qualitative key informant interviews and administer the survey.
  • Other duties as assigned 


  • High School Diploma/GED and two years related experience.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
  • Ability to use a computer. Must be detail oriented and have good organizational skills and excellent verbal, interpersonal and writing skills.
  • Valid US driver’s license.

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.


  • Bachelor's degree in social science, public health or related discipline preferred.
  • Knowledge of/familiarity working with diverse populations, conducting outreach and field work. Experience with data collection, entry and management. 
  • Experience with community-based research. 
  • Experience conducting interviewer-administered surveys and qualitative interviews. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Able to work effectively both in a team and independently. 

Role/Level/Range: ACRO/2/CC
Salary: $13.73 - $18.87
Status: Full-Time
Department: Health Behavior & Society
Work Schedule/Hours: Monday-Friday/8:30-5p/37.5 some weekends required
Location: East Baltimore Campus
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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