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Job Req ID:  662

Research Program Assistant

Salary: $11.95-$16.44

Status: Limited, Monday-Friday, 30-40 hrs/wk.

School: Bloomberg School of Public Health

Department: Mental Health

Location: School of Public Health

Location City: Baltimore

Location State: MD


General Description
General Summary:
The Research Program Assistant will be responsible for organizing and completing a variety of school-based assessments with students, teachers and parents being enrolled in NIH/IES research projects conducted within participating public school systems. Assessments include but are not limited to, computerized classroom observations, youth and teacher reports of emotional and behavioral functioning, youth, teacher and parent interviews, and for the administration, scoring and coding of achievement tests with select participating students. Also responsible for the recruitment of students and obtaining parental consent for participation. Some evenings and weekends required during the consent gathering process.

Duties and Responsibilities:

•Collecting data using computerized and paper-pencil interviewing materials designed to assess a broad range of tailored and comprehensive cognitive scores and classroom behaviors.

•Conducting cognitive/achievement assessments in schools with identified students enrolled in the trial.

•Conducting classroom observations and working closely with teachers and school administrators around scheduling the observations.

•Verifying and logging confidential data into a centralized database.

•Communicating with the students and teachers around the assessments.

•Reviewing data for accuracy and completeness, generating access reports, etc.


High School Diploma/GED and some related experience. Must be willing & able to travel in and around schools in Baltimore City, Baltimore County & Prince Georges County or other participating school systems as needed. Additional education may substitute for required experience, 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 Qualification:
B.A./B.S. in Psychology, Mental Health, Social Work, Public Health, or related field and experience working with confidential data & conducting student assessments within a school setting.

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