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Job Req ID:  25756

Research Assistant

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">General Summary/Purpose

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Research Support - Lead Research Staff Member that will support PI in developing “lab” and conducting research on two current grants. The Research staff member will use qualitative and quantitative research methods related to research focal area (patient safety, quality, health systems) that enables success working in both an independent manner as well as part of a collaborative team with collaborators at JHU and other institutions. In addition to research responsibilities, the Research Staff Member also plays a key role in various aspects of managing a developing research group of new senior faculty member. Expected to make significant/important contributions to various aspects of research efforts. This may include troubleshooting, independent decisions and training/guidance of other research group personnel as the team grows. Stay current on relevant published research and incorporate recent findings into the development of the group’s research. Strong in planning and execution, comfortable developing relationships and connections with multiple stakeholders at once, given the patient and funder-partnered research designs of the group’s projects.


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Specific Duties & Responsibilities

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Literature Reviews

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Formulate and test key questions to guide literature review

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Conduct literature searches on various patient safety, quality and health systems science topics using PubMed and other search engines

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Review and critically evaluate the literature with respect to key research questions

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Synthesize findings and prepare summary reports and tables

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Assure rigorous and reproducible research documentation


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Research Project Management and Dissemination

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Assist with drafting and monitoring of IRB protocols for patient-partnered research

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Develop communication plan and implement regular communications to keep project advisors and grant program officers well informed and engaged in applicable research projects

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Manage agendas, note taking, and follow-ups for project-related and research group meetings and conference calls

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Draft and edit manuscripts, including preparing and modifying tables, figures, and references for publication.


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Data Acquisition and Analysis

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Conduct semi-structured interviews with research participants

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Prepare summaries in varying visual and narrative formats

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Assist with coding and analysis of qualitative data

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Prepare databases for analysis, including identifying, merging, data cleaning and diagnostics

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Conduct data analysis and visualization as needed including but not limited to generating tables with descriptive statistics, cross tabulations, and regression models

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Assure rigorous and reproducible research documentation

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Grant Development

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Assist with proposal preparation as needed


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Minimum Qualifications (Required)

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Bachelor's degree in related discipline. 

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Some related experience. 


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">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: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for the 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. *



<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Preferred Qualifications

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Some relevant experience or interest related to current research projects: patient-reported measures; disparities in care related to visible factors such as age, gender and race/ethnicity; and interventions to improve quality and safety during the patient’s diagnostic journeys.



<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">The Fixed End Date for this position is 01/31/2021.



Classified Title: Research Assistant 
Working Title: Research Assistant  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/03/CD 
Starting Salary Range: $16.26 - $22.35/ Commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday hours 8:30a - 5:00p / 37.5 hours per week 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: 06-MD:School of Nursing 
Department name: 60009277-Research Administration 
Personnel area: School of Nursing


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