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Job Req ID:  19301

Research Program Assistant

General Summary/Purpose

The purpose of this position is to assist with general duties in Dr. Koehler’s Exposure Sciences Laboratory and to conduct field visits at research study participants’ homes and schools in Baltimore City to set up air sampling equipment, and to conduct environmental and health assessments as needed.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Set up and take down equipment at participants’ homes and in schools, data management, and other daily activities in the Exposure Sciences Laboratory. Daily tasks will include assembling and calibrating air sampling equipment and taking it to participant homes. Will assist with equipment maintenance, preparing samplers, pump calibration, gravimetric analysis, and data summarization.  Maintains and makes minor adjustments of sampling equipment and records data. Additional responsibilities include scheduling home visits, calling participants to remind them of appointments, posting appointments to research calendar; obtaining informed consent from study participants; conducting home environmental and health assessments; collecting environmental samples, health measures and biospecimens; administering questionnaires to participants; dispersing and tracking participant payment. Ability to complete laboratory analysis via GC-MS preferred.


Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma/GED.

  • Some college courses preferred.
  • Some related experience.



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

Some college courses preferred.

  • Prefer some related coursework or administrative experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as email and phone etiquette; knowledgeable about and comfortable working with children and families in Baltimore City.
  • Phlebotomy experience preferred.




Classified Title: Research Program Assistant 
Working Title: Research Program Assistant  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/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 / 40 hours per week 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health 
Department name: 10001082-Environmental Health and Engineering 
Personnel area: School of Public Health


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