Research Program Assistant II

Maryland, United States
$14.00 – $19.25 commensurate with experience
02 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
02 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term

Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC 
Starting Salary Range: $14.00 – $19.25 commensurate with experience
Employee group: Casual / On Call 
Schedule: 19 Hours per week 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt ​​​​​​​ 
Location: 33-MD:Johns Hopkins Bayview 
Department name: 10003820-SOM Psy Bay BV Geriatric and Neuropsychi 
Personnel area: School of Medicine

General summary/purpose:

Our research team is involved in health services research on depression. We are developing a model of depression care in which peer mentors and mental health professionals work together to deliver depression care services and improve the quality of life of minority older adults

The project, which is led by a geriatric psychiatrist, is seeking a Research Program Assistant II for full time or part-time employment. The position will start right away on a grant which is 1 year in duration.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Aid in study recruitment, maintain participant database.
  • Assist with office coordination, interact with participants by phone, and make appointments.
  • Conduct patient assessments and telephone screenings.
  • Aid in manuscript preparation, e.g. Literature search.
  • Enter and maintain data using software such as Excel and develop forms and documents with word-processing software.
  • Interact with and aid in presentations to community organizations regarding the project.

Minimum qualifications:

High School Diploma/GED. 2 years related experience.

Preferred qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Public Health or other related discipline preferred. Some related experience preferred. Some familiarity with community-based research preferred.

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Personable and able to work well with older adults and those with mental illness. Strong work ethic, takes initiative but able to work effectively as a team member. Must have the ability to work comfortably in the community as well as in an academic research setting. Must demonstrate excellent communication skills. Must be flexible and have excellent organizational skills. Must have own transportation.

Technical qualifications or specialized certifications:

Good computer skills, familiar with Microsoft office including Excel.

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

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