Classified Title: Research Assistant Working Title: Research and Project Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $17.17 - $23.60 (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7.5 hours/per day Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health Department name: 10001101-Epidemiology Personnel area: School of Public Health
The research and project assistant will provide complex administrative/project and research support for senior faculty member with a diverse portfolio of research projects. Studies include infectious and non-infectious diseases as well as domestic and international projects.
Coordinate diverse project activities, including meetings and special events, for multidisciplinary investigators
Maintain documentation related to grants, study concepts, meeting minutes, publications, email correspondence, and other files as appropriate
Format and prepare slide decks and posters for scientific presentations
Manage investigator calendar to schedule meetings and ensure smooth workflow
Utilize software applications such as spreadsheets, statistical packages, and graphics packages to track information, analyze data, and format study reports
Assist in preparing new grant applications and progress reports through online portal, collaborating with the financial analyst to prepare budget
Interact with study participants, including recruitment and clinical testing
Help maintain IRB and other regulatory compliance
Perform literature reviews, manage citations, prepare figures, and submit online as necessary to assist with submitting research manuscripts
Track and update ongoing analyses, data and specimen requests, and manuscripts in progress
Carry out general clerical duties including copying, filing, scanning, and ordering
Develop new content for and update study websites and newsletters
Contribute to other activities as required
Minimum qualifications: Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline and some related experience (research, project management, etc.).
Additional education may substitute for required experience and some additional related experience may substitute for some 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.
Preferred qualifications: MPH or similar advanced degree advantageous
Knowledge of sponsored funds and NIH grants preferred
Familiarity with academic support environment a plus
Experience with project management highly recommended
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Strong organizational skills and a detail-oriented approach
Proficiency in Microsoft Office products and other software applications
Experience working with databases and statistical packages
Familiarity with project management programs, especially Teams
Prior experience using a reference manager
Ability to collaborate with others but also have enough agency to make decisions and set priorities under limited supervision
Basic understanding of website design and coding desired but not required
Interest in research and public health content preferred
Any specific physical requirements for the job:
Must be able to work on a computer for extended periods of time.
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