The Center for Adolescent Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is one of 25 Prevention Research Centers supported by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. We are committed to assisting urban youth in becoming healthy and productive adults. Together with community partners, the Center conducts research that identifies the needs and strengths of young people and tests programs designed to promote the health and well-being of young people. The Center of Adolescent Health is looking to hire 10 part-timeData Collectors(Research Assistants) to aid with data collection across several of the Center's current research projects. The ideal candidate will be committed to the Center's mission of working in partnership to promote the health and well-being of young people in Baltimore City and have direct experience working with youth.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Support and interact with principal investigators, the data manager, and research coordinators to facilitate the collection of data. Examples of specific duties are, but not limited to: outreach to study participants, enroll study participants, administer informed consent/assent, and conduct interviews with study participants. Flexibility in scheduling is required to accommodate participants' schedules.
Conduct follow-up activities to ensure participant retention and provide support for Center faculty with research activities.
The candidate is expected to maintain a good working knowledge of all assigned protocols and reporting requirements.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
High School Diploma/GED.
2 years related experience.
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Prior data collection experience strongly preferred.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Strong communication skills.
Ability to interact constructively with a wide range of personalities from a variety of backgrounds, particularly youth.
Strong organizational skills.
Must have good follow-through to complete assignments within specified timeframes and have the ability to multi-task.
Excellence in writing, reporting, and English composition, as well as proficiency with Microsoft software applications such as Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.
Knowledge of planning and scheduling techniques.
Experience working on research projects and collecting data highly desirable
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 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.
Classified Title: Research Program Assistant II Working Title: Data Collector Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $15.00 - $20.00/hr (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: variable Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Public Health Department name: PFRH CAH Personnel area: School of Public Health
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