Research Assistant

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Jan 11, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

General Summary/Purpose:

This position will perform extensive web-based research on voluntary workplace genomic testing (wGT) to assist with the assessment of the ethical, legal, social, and policy implications thereof. The position involves work on a collaborative project funded by The Jackson Laboratory, under Co-Investigator Dr. Debra Mathews, titled “Ethical, Legal, Social, and Policy Implications of Workplace Genomic Testing.”

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

The Research Assistant position will assist Dr. Mathews in search-based identification and website analysis of the prevalence and distribution of wGT among US companies, and the public availability of this information. This position requires excellent and creative search skills to review a variety of online sources (PubMed, Google, Lexis/Nexus, company websites, etc.), and collect company demographic information for analysis and visualization, to develop a landscape of wGT in the United States.

Additional duties may include:

  • Downloading, printing, organizing, and filing supplemental information.

  • Managing and responding to project related emails.

  • Attending project meetings; preparing progress reports for investigators and the funding agency.

  • Requesting or acquiring equipment or supplies necessary for the project; and other related duties as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline.

  • Some related experience.

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree preferred.

  • Technical experience in search-based research and systematic data collection.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, Outlook, Google, Lexis/Nexus, and other data collection software.

  • Ability to quickly learn various computer-based applications and data analysis tools.

  • Strong analytical/problem solving skills.

  • Excellent written and oral skills and the ability to communicate effectively are essential.

  • Strong organizational, administrative, project management, and problem-solving skills required.

  • Able to work independently under minimal supervision. Able to conduct research autonomously according to precise instructions. Ability to multi-task and maintain attention to detail.

  • Able to exercise independent judgment to resolve minor problems arising while conducting research.

Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:

  • None.

Any Specific Physical Requirements for the Job:

  • Ability to stand, walk or sit for an extended period of time

  • Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction

  • Communication skills using the spoken word

  • Ability to see within normal parameters

Classified Title:Research Assistant
Working Title: Research Assistant
Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/03/CD
Starting Salary Range:$16.26 to $22.35 per hour
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health
Department name: 10003928-Berman Inst of Bioethics-Research/Prog
Personnel area: Academic and Business Centers

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 atjhurecruitment@jhu.edu. 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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School of Public Health - East Baltimore Campus


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 jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

EEO is the Law
Learn more:
https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
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