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Job Req ID:  548

Research Program Assistant

Range: CB

Level: 2

Salary: $11.72 - $16.11

Status: Casual / On Call

School: School of Medicine

Location: School of Medicine Campus

Location City: Baltimore

Location State: MD


General Description


The Research Program Assistant will support the team on a study that explores Men who have sex with Men (MSM) engagement with Geosocial Networking (GSN) smartphone applications and its implications on sexual health. The Research Program Assistant will assist the research team with facilitating study visits, data collection, and HIV testing/counseling of research study participants.

All study activities will take place in a mobile testing van. The mobile testing van will be stationed at various locations throughout Baltimore. Staff will be able to sign up for 4 hours shifts, which will occur throughout the week (Including nights and weekends).


Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Recruit study participants using geosocial networking mobile applications.
  • Screen study participants according to protocol eligibility criteria.
  • Obtain informed consent from study participants.
  • Conduct HIV testing/counseling of study participants.
  • Administer survey questionnaires to study participants using tablet computers.
  • Interact with study participants in a respectful and culturally competent manner.



High School Diploma/GED and some related experience. 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. 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.

Good written & verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

Strong administrative skills and attention to detail.

Experience working with LGBTQ populations and/or people living with HIV/AIDS.

Certificate from HIV Counseling Skills Level 1 course.

Experience conducting HIV counseling and testing.

Valid driver’s license and willingness to drive the mobile testing van a plus.

School of Medicine - East Baltimore Campus

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