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Job Req ID:  57798

Sr. Research Assistant

General summary/purpose:

Looking for a senior research assistant to support multiple projects related to physical activity, physical functioning, and cognitive health with aging.


Specific duties & responsibilities:

  • Manage incoming data from multiple accelerometer/physical activity projects
  • Communicate with sites and data coordinating center(s) regarding data management and quality
  • Update Manual of Operating Procedures across multiple studies (as needed)
  • Create datasets for analysis and screen for data quality
  • Perform statistical analyses and assist with manuscript preparation
  • Assist with NIH Progress Reports
  • Assist with some administrative tasks such as organizing meetings and submitting expenses for reimbursement


Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline.
  • MPH or MS in relevant field preferred. 
  • 2 years of related experience.
  • Additional graduate level education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.


Preferred qualifications:

Master’s degree in related discipline.


* JHU Equivalency Formula18 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. *


Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
  • Proficiency in either Stata or R programming (both preferred) and analysis
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Exemplary organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively

Classified Title: Sr. Research Assistant 
Working Title: Sr. Research Assistant 
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB 
Starting Salary Range: $38,920 - $53,520; Commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health 
Department name: 10001101-Epidemiology 
Personnel area: School of Public Health


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