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Job Req ID:  53341

Research Assistant

General Summary/Purpose:

This position will assist with all primary and related activities to support the Data Analysis Center (DAC) for the Environmental Influences in Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) study. The Research Assistant will be responsible for assisting investigators and coordinating activities of their research projects involving child health.


                        Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide assistance with study coordination and communication.
  • Assist with conducting literature reviews and maintenance of reference libraries.
  • Coordinate study meetings and communication with research partners.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings with study PI and professional staff and take minutes.
  • Assist in preparing materials for and participate in investigators' meetings, Steering Committee meetings, staff meetings, etc.
  • Provide assistance with creation of study documents, progress reports, presentations, and manuscripts.
  • Provide support to a multidisciplinary team.
  • Assist with electronic organization of study material.
  • Liaison directly with cohorts to answer study-related questions.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline. 
  • Some health-related research 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.


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.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in related discipline


Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated self-management.
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Working knowledge and/or interest in public health and biomedical research.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Detail-orientated.

Classified Title: Research Assistant 
Working Title: Research Assistant 
Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/03/CD 
Starting Salary Range:
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health 
Department name: 10001101-Epidemiology 
Personnel area: School of Public Health


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


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