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Job Req ID:  19352

Research Assistant



Center Brief

The Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health has a mission to work in partnership with Indigenous people to raise their health status and self-sufficiency to the highest possible level. This mission is accomplished through three core activities: 1) research, 2) service, and 3) training.

This position works together with the Center’s Southwest U.S. and Baltimore-based research teams to assist in the development, coordination and delivery of field-based public health services. 


General Summary:

Responsible for overseeing quantitative and qualitative data management, maintenance, and monitoring in collaboration with tribal community partners, interviewers, and study investigators. 



Specific Duties/Responsibilities:


  • This description is a general statement of required duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.
  • Work with the team to develop and identify study instruments and to ensure that qualitative and quantified data instruments are pre-tested, programmed, and piloted prior to field entry.
  • Participate in training and provide technical assistance to the team related to data maintenance and remote uploading.
  • Collaborate with the project coordinator and project principal investigator to organize and carry out new staff member training, prepare annual reports (progress reports, IRB forms, etc.), and assist with all aspects of site of data entry.
  • Assist with manuscript production, data analysis, and results dissemination.
  • Community engagement with tribally-based project team members is essential.
  • Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.
  • Some regional travel is required, and the potential for national/international travel for training, conference attendance, and scholarly activities exists. 



Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline.
  • Some related experience required.  
  • Additional education may substitute for some experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.


JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits or 18 graduate degree credits (semester hours) 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:


  • Ability to travel as needed, including overnight trips.
  • Must be able to travel as needed, including overnight trips.
  • Flexibility is required to ensure that evening and weekend work is completed for some projects.
  • Must maintain background clearance as required by the employer and any collaborating agencies.
  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license issued by the state of residence with a good driving record and be able to drive a vehicle.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational abilities.
  • Team orientation.



Classified title: Research Assistant

Working title: Research Assistant

Role/Level/Range: ACRO 40/E/03/CD

Starting Salary Range: $16.26-$22.35 (commensurate with experience)

Employee group: Full time

Employee Status: Non-Exempt

Schedule: Monday-Friday - 8:00am-4:30pm 40hrs/Wk

Location: 1001 Bonito St - Fort Defiance, AZ 86504

Department name: 10001145-Ctr for Amer IndnAlskn Nat Hlth CAIANH

Personnel area (School): BSPH – Bloomberg School of Public Health


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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