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Job Req ID:  8291

Research Program Assistant II

General summary/purpose:


The Research Program Assistant II will assist senior staff with data collection for a study examining the effects of a community level intervention on Female Sex Workers HIV/STI risk in Baltimore, Maryland. 

Fieldwork will take during weekday, weekend and evening hours


Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Recruiting/interviewing new participants and locating hard to reach participants for follow up appointments through phone calls, social media accounts, and home visits.
  • Entering participant data.
  • Checking and cleaning data to ensure accuracy and create an in-depth record of all effort used to track down a participant
  • Working with students and acting as lead Research Program Assistant while out in the field.
  • Analyzing data and generating reports of each participant to update senior staff on tracking and ability to find participants to ensure a high follow up rate is achieved.


Minimum qualifications:


Education: High School Diploma/GED.

Special Skills/Knowledge: Valid Driver’s License and must have reliable transportation

Related Work Experience: Two years 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


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:


Knowledge of working with diverse populations (sex workers, homeless, and drug users), conducting outreach and field work. Experience with data collection, entry and management. Proven track record with follow up on studies involving hard to reach populations is highly desirable, and ability to navigate social media (e.g., Facebook, Instagram) is a must.


Role/Level/Range: ACRO/02/CC

Starting Salary Range:   $13.73-$18.87

Employee Group: Casual  

Schedule: Varies---Days/Nighs/Weekends; up to 27 hrs/wk.    

Employee Subgroup: Non-Exempt

Department Name: Health Behavior and Society

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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