Research Assistant, Communications

General Summary/Purpose:

The Communications Coordinator will support the Brain Injury Outcomes (BIOS) Division, which manages multicenter, $20 million federally funded clinical trials and multiple site-specific pharmaceutical-sponsored trials. The research assistant will provide support for the division’s internal and external communications channels, as well as communication to sites participating in multicenter clinical trials coordinated by BIOS. This is an entry-level position geared toward a candidate with a passion for health and science communication, and training will be provided as needed.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the communications team, broader BIOS Division, and principal investigators, study coordinators, and other study staff.
  • Assist with developing grant applications and peer-reviewed manuscripts, including preparing and modifying biosketches, tables, figures, and references. Ensure manuscripts comply with NIH public access guidelines.
  • Write or proofread communications pieces for internal and external use, including website content, slides, and social media content.
  • Provide assistance for communication with trial sites, including monthly newsletters and trial websites.
  • Assist division faculty with correspondence and CV updates. Coordinate director’s peer review responsibilities.
  • Participate in study team meetings, present reports, and organize and facilitate webinars.
  • Perform basic video editing, graphic design, and website content management tasks.
  • Perform administrative duties in support of communications efforts.
  • Conduct research and fact finding to assist in developing content for communication pieces.
  • Comply with all regulatory and institutional requirements related to clinical research.
  • Other writing, editing, graphic design, and related support as needed.

Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):

  • High School Diploma/GED required.
  • Some related experience is required or two years of college coursework.
  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in English, communications, journalism, public health, science, or a related discipline is preferred and may substitute for some experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. Additional experience may be considered in lieu of some education***.
  • Strong interest in communications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to synthesize and simplify complex, scientific, or technical information.
  • Experience with WordPress.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability and willingness to learn.
  • Strong writing and editing skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage deadlines for assignments in different phases of completion.

A writing sample may be requested from candidates selected for an interview.

***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.

Classified Title:Communications Coordinator
Working Title: Research Assistant, Communications ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ATO 40/E/03/OE
Starting Salary Range:$17.42-$23.95 per hour (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday-Friday/8:30am-5:00pm
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus
Department name: 10003520-SOM Neuro BIOS
Personnel area: School of Medicine

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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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.

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

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