Research Assistant

Maryland, United States
$16.09 - $22.12
03 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term

Role/Level/Range: ACRO/3/CD
Salary: $16.09 - $22.12
Status: Casual
Department:  Health, Behavior & Society
Work Schedule/Hours: Varies
Location: East Baltimore Campus 
Personnel area: School of Public Health

The Department of Health, Behavior & Society is currently seeking a Research Assistant to perform the following:

  • Provide support for a study on HIV retention in care and employment.
  • Provide HIV linkage and retention in care outreach services.
  • Develop and evaluate programs that integrate health and leadership/employment. 
  • Assist with a needs assessment.
  • Develop data collection instruments.
  • Read qualitative transcripts,
  • Conduct data analysis. 

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:  

  • In-depth knowledge of community based organizations in Baltimore that serve people living with HIV and in depth knowledge of organizations that provide leadership/employment services.  
  • Previous experience as a peer navigator or outreach coordinator a plus.  
  • Background as a trainer, peer leader, or mentor.  
  • First-hand experience with vocational counseling services a plus. 


Bachelor’s degree in related discipline with some related experience.


  • Experience working with community based organizations in Baltimore, including those that serve the LGBTQ community to develop and evaluate public health programs. 
  • Experience working with and developing programs for LGBTQ men ages 24+.

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

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

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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