The IAM Lab seeks an energetic, self-directed Research Assistant (RA) with strong interest in learning about effects of the arts on well-being. This RA will be assisting with an 18-month multidisciplinary, multinational study of the effects of various art forms on empathy and justice. RA will have excellent written and oral communication skills, project management experience (e.g., scheduling, coordination, documentation, etc); demonstrated attention to detail, and an ability to adapt quickly to changing needs.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Assist with research products and deliverables (May include literature reviews, drafting reports, contacting study team members and study subjects, conducting interviews, etc.)
Assist with data analysis, including statistical analyses and/or coding for qualitative studies
Schedule meetings; develop project management tools and timeline; document meetings and milestones—including tracking decision points and follow up items
Take notes during meetings/events
Upload and organize files, paperwork, etc. on a shared drive
Interact regularly with investigators and collaborators to facilitate a smooth flow for study procedures/activities
Report on study progress
Potential: Travel to Istanbul in Oct/Nov 2022 for a gathering of the full international study team (If travel is necessary, expenses would be covered)
Other tasks as needed
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelor's Degree in a 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: 18 graduate degree credits (semester hours) may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for the 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.
** Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Excellent written & verbal communication
Demonstrated experience with formal research and data analysis
Relevant coursework/training (research methods, statistics, social sciences)
Adaptable self-starter; works well without supervision
Committed to high-quality work
Personal interest in impacts of arts and aesthetics on well-being
Experience working with others across difference; committed to equity and cultural humility
Rigorous, reliable, attentive, detail-oriented
Able to deliver to specific standards/specs
Able to work well with wide variety of people; maintains sense of humor, professionalism
Proficiency with Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Slides) and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
Classified Title: Research Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: M-F/up to 20 hours per week Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: Hybrid/Mount Washington Campus Department name: Brain Sciences Institute Personnel area: Johns Hopkins University
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