Job Req ID:  107140

Research Assistant

The Department of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health is seeking a Research Assistant who will be responsible for supporting a global scan on reproductive coercion.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conduct a scoping review of coercive reproductive practices experienced by women living with HIV in healthcare settings, including contraception, breastfeeding, and birth method, and explore issues of obstetric violence and forced and coerced sterilization.
  • Facilitate communication with key stakeholders involved in the research.
  • Work with faculty and staff from the Center for Public Health and Human Rights, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in partnership with the International Community of Women living with HIV (ICW) as well as the Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+).

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Comfortable working with a diverse team on projects related to human rights, stigmatized populations, and sexual minorities.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in a related discipline.
  • Additional related experience may substitute for required education to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Interest in HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and care among at-risk populations preferred.
  • Some related experience preferred.
  • Master's degree in the public health field a plus.

Classified Title: Research Assistant   
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD  
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience 
Employee group: Casual / On Call 
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: ​​​​​​​School of Public Health 
Department name: ​​​​​​​Epidemiology  
Personnel area: School of Public Health 


Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:

*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.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

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