Research Assistant

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Jul 06, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

The Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health (Center) is seeking aResearch Assistant. The Research Assistant will work across mental health research projects that cover topics including: suicide and substance use prevention, trauma, and others as they arise. A special focus will include assisting coordination of the Southwest Hub for American Indian Youth Suicide Prevention Research and assisting the adaptation of an evidence-based trauma intervention for southwestern American Indian adults.

The Center is located within the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and has a mission to work in partnership with American Indian tribes to raise the health status and self-sufficiency of American Indian people to the highest possible level. This mission is accomplished through three core activities: 1) research, 2) service, and 3) training. This position will be based at the Center’s administrative headquarters in Baltimore, MD and will report to several mental health faculty members. This position will work together with the Center’s Baltimore-based mental health faculty and reservation-based research team to assist in coordinating several reservation-based mental health research programs. This position offers tremendous growth potential.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Data Management and Program Evaluation:
      Managing regular database updates and checking data for quality. Participate in weekly data collection discussions with Baltimore - and site-based team. After weekly data meetings, checking that appropriate updates have been made in the database, and alerting team members that database is up-to-date. Cleaning and coding of quantitative and qualitative data. Assisting with data analysis. Preparing of preliminary program evaluation reports, including creation of tables, charts, and graphs to summarize data.
  • Assist the Research Coordinator in serving reservation-based study staff who are implementing community- and home-based mental health interventions for at-risk American Indian youth, families and adults:
      Assisting with drafting research protocols (research plans, consent/recruitment materials and assessments). Coordinating and note-taking on weekly conference calls and daily individual phone calls with off-site study team members to monitor study progress. Updating research databases and preparing agendas for weekly calls with site staff. Selecting useful resources for partners and community members, and assisting with managing social media pages for site-based programs. Participate in training and provide techincal assistance to reservation-based partners Traveling on regular basis to reservation-based field sites in Arizona and New Mexico to provide on-site program monitoring, technical assistance and quality assurance.
  • Work closely with Mental Health Faculty on the adaptation of interventions and development of curricula:
      Work with Baltimore - and reservation-based team to adapt psychoeducation materials including curriculum, training materials and related ancillary materials. Assist in the development of associated materials including policies and procedures manuals, train-the-trainers manuals, reference manuals and bibliography, activity binders, trainee binders, participant workbooks, and other training materials (i.e. handouts, presentations).
  • Contribute to Program Planning and Publication Writing:
      Assist with preparation of federally- and foundation-funded grants. Coordinate and prepare presentations for conferences. Format and submit manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals.
  • Maintain knowledge of and involvement with all of the Center's behavioral health, infectious disease and training projects.
  • Assist with the other Center-wide programmatic duties on occasion as they arise or as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor’s degree in a 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.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Competence in Microsoft 365.

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: $16.42 - $22.47/hr (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Mon - Fri, 40hrs
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: School of Public Health
Department name: ​​​​​​​Ctr for Amer IndnAlskn Nat Hlth CAIANH
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
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