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Job Req ID:  59758

Research Assistant

The Department of Health, Behavior and Society seeks a Research Assistant. This project is community-based at the Lighthouse Studies at JHSPH to better understand the spatial and behavioral characteristics of drug overdose and drug use locations in Baltimore, as to inform future intervention and distribution patterns.


Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain this web-app and phone-based app to collect data from multiple users across different platforms. The functionality of both apps is identical.
  • Assist with the coding to export data into Excel.
  • Use Google API to set up navigation page and collect location.


Functions of the App:

  • Work across multiple platforms (computer, iOS, Android, tablet/iPad
  • Users can enter spatial data (either entering cross-street information, dropping pin onto map within the app, etc.)
  • Users should be able to enter data/answer questions that are associated with specific locations
  • Easy to download and navigate for a low-literate populatio
  • Confidential, not store unencrypted data


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.


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Courses: UIMA -- User Interface Mobile App related & Web Security


Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript or Typescript (at least one of those two)
  • Know how to use GitHub (if multiple people)
  • Python (for data extraction)
  • Databases Course or PHP & SQL


Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications: 

  • Previous experience using Ionic, Microsoft Azure, MariaDB, cross-platform mobile development


Classified Title: Research Assistant
Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/03/CD 
Starting Salary Range: $16.26 - $22.00/hr (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Casual / On Call 
Schedule: varies - up to 27hrs weekly 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: ​​​​​​​School of Public Health 

Department name: ​​​​​​​Research Projects  
Personnel area: School of Public Health


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