Research Assistant

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Jul 01, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
The School of Public Health is seeking a Research Assistant who will provide support for two projects. The first is a one-year CDC-funded project to enhance vaccine confidence and access among Black families in Baltimore. The project involves conducting a rapid community assessment, developing and publicizing a website tailored for Black Baltimore City Public School students and their families (which will include educational hip hop videos, interactive activities for young people, and narratives about vaccine decision making from community members), and conducting an online program evaluation. Young people will help develop the website and will serve as "health ambassadors” for vaccination.

The second is The B Lab, which is a research team dedicated to conducting community-engaged, mixed-methods research to inform the development and successful implementation of interventions for vulnerable youth. Our vision is a world where all youth are safe, healthy, hopeful and connected. The B Lab brings together faculty, trainees, research partners, local organizations, and young people to achieve this goal. Currently, The B Lab has two main projects:

  • Better Together, an intervention developed by the B Lab designed to prevent early substance use and promote safety among Black youth (ages 10-13) affected by parental drug use. This trauma informed, library-based intervention was development in partnership with young adults and librarians. This work is funded by the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy.
  • Focus on Youth with Informed Parents and Children Together (FOY+ImPACT), an evidence-based intervention designed to prevent sexual risk taking and substance use among urban, Black adolescents (ages 14-16). We have adapted the curriculum to include a trauma-informed lens and to include a focus on substance use prevention for youth affected by parental drug use. This work is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

The Research Assistant will be responsible for:

    Scheduling project meetings Creating meeting agendas Taking and circulating meeting notes Submitting receipts for reimbursement Maintaining project files Serving as a liaison across different project partners (including young people) Assisting with participant recruitment as well as survey development, Managing project data gathered virtually Publicizing the project website using social media and other sources.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

    Bachelor's degree in related discipline. Some related experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    Strong organizational and interpersonal skills are a must. Familiarity using social media a must. Individual should also be interested in and comfortable working with adolescents and young adults and with community partners, including personnel from Baltimore City Public Schools and the Baltimore City Health Department.

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: Research Assistant
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD
Starting Salary Range: $16.26 - $22.35/hr (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F 8:30 - 5
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: School of Public Health
Department name: ​​​​​​​PFRH CAH
Personnel area: School of Public Health

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
Important legal information
http://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm

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