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Job Req ID:  7349

Research Program Assistant II

General summary/purpose:


The Research Program Assistant II will contribute to field activities for outreach-based behavioral research study among persons who inject drugs in rural areas.


Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

Specific duties will include performing blood draws; maintaining specimen logs, and coordinating specimen handling and storage. May also include data collection activities, including consent procedures, participant screening, and interviewing using computerized interviewing tools, outreach activities, and contributing to data reporting activities.  May include HIV counseling and testing. May be responsible for ordering equipment and supplies.


Minimum qualifications:


High School Diploma/GED. 2 years related experience.


Preferred qualifications:


Some college courses preferred. Prior experience with HIV behavioral research. Prior experience with study populations and/or other diverse populations preferred. Recent phlebotomy experience preferred. Maryland HIV pre- and post-test counseling certification preferred. Experience with computers and data collection technologies preferred.


Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:


Excellent phlebotomy skills required. Knowledgeable about communities at increased risk for HIV and HCV, preferably with experience working with drug users or other marginalized populations. The successful candidate must be attentive to detail, able to work independently and in a team setting, and able to interact with a variety of people. Some related experience and interest in HIV, HCV and overdose prevention preferred. Must be willing and able to travel independently between research sites across Western Maryland.


Role/Level/Range: ACRO/02/CC

Starting Salary Range:   $13.73-$18.87

Employee Group: Limited

Schedule: Monday-Friday, up to 28 hrs/wk.

Employee Subgroup: Non-Exempt

Department Name: Research Projects         

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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