Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
We are seeking a full time Research Assistant to assist two PIs (Drs. Shruti Mehta and Priya Duggal) in coordinating their departmental and research activities. This is an opportunity to be broadly exposed to all aspects of epidemiologic and public health research from inception of ideas, to implementation of data collection and summarizing research findings. Dr. Mehta’s research focuses on HIV, hepatitis C virus and injection drug use, and Dr. Duggal’s research focuses on genetic susceptibility to infectious disease. Drs. Mehta and Duggal are also involved in multiple studies relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. The role is to provide overall support to the PIs across a broad array of research studies rather than support to a single study. This includes support of research related activities including grant, protocol and survey development, consent and sample collection, as well as some administrative support including calendar and meeting coordination. There may be opportunities for more intense engagement on a specific research project depending on mutual interest and completion of other activities. There may also be opportunities for publications.
S Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Provide assistance with development, formatting and submission of grant proposals, research protocols and research manuscripts
Assist with development and formatting of study protocols and survey instruments
Assist with study sample and data collection, consenting of participants and preparation of graphs and tables for oral and written presentations
Assist with some data cleaning, analysis and compilation of data for reports
Provide overall administrative support including calendar support, maintenance of documents, processing reimbursements
Bachelor's degree in related discipline.
Some related experience.
Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, 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. Additional related experience may substitute for 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.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
High degree of independence
Ability to work on multiple diverse tasks, short deadlines
Working knowledge and/or interest in public health and biomedical research
Excellent communication skills and strong interpersonal skills
Ability to work collaboratively
Experience with Microsoft Suite (Excel, Powerpoint, Word)
Experience with a statistical program (Stata, R) is a plus but not required
Classified Title: Rsearch Assistant Working Title: Research Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.26-$22.35 per hour (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday/8:30am-5:00pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health Department name: 10001101-Epidemiology Personnel area: School of Public Health
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