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Job Req ID:  17639

Research Program Assistant

General Summary/Purpose

Will be the primary person responsible for collecting and handling study data for numerous concurrent HIV and STI related research studies.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Obtaining verbal and written informed consent from potential participant
  • Screens potential participants to recruitment advertisements
  • Conducts routine research interviews
  • Provide pre-testing information and risk reduction counseling (HIV and HCV)
  • Collecting biologic specimens (urine and oral)
  • Making appointment reminder calls and other relevant reminder calls (e.g. network recruitment calls)
  • Calling clients to schedule follow up appointments
  • Conducting field visits to locate participants for follow-up visits
  • Conducting field visits to post recruitment flyers for research studies
  • Maintain participant files



Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma/GED.

Some college courses preferred. 

Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the * 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 the 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

Proficiency in the use of software applications, databases, spreadsheets, and/or word processing preferred.  

Good organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills a must. 

Experience with research projects involving HIV prevention and with diverse backgrounds desired.



Classified Title: Research Program Assistant 
Working Title: Research Program Assistant  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/02/CB 
Starting Hourly Pay Rate Range: $12.31-$16.93/ commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30a-5:00p /37.5 Hours per week 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health 
Department name: 10001130-Research Projects 
Personnel area: School of Public Health


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