The Mid-Atlantic CFAR Consortium (MACC+) Implementation Science Technical Hub is one of five NIH-supported Hubs supporting HIV and implementation science nationally. Housed in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Hub is committed to advancing the rigor and relevance of implementation science research, while contributing to the development and science of the field. We are looking for a highly motivated Research Program Assistant with a strong interest in Implementation Research. They will support the Research Coordinator in implementing MACC+ coordination activities. Including the execution of protocol activities, communicating with external partners, and contributing to protocol development for a cross-site Hub pilot grant.
This position will also support new funding initiatives, contributions to implementation research related meta-science endeavors, and dissemination. The work focuses on using the scientific tools to improve the implementation of HIV-related evidence-based interventions. The ideal candidate will have an interest in supporting development of methods and tools to advance HIV and implementation science to End the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. and will have an interest in supporting analyses and publications as part of their career development trajectory. The position will also support the establishment of Implementation Research activities across the University.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Supporting the organization and coordination of implementation science for the Ending the HIV Epidemic
Implementation Science awardees to ensure timely and competent scientific guidance
Collaboratively support the development of research plans and study instruments for a multi-site implementation science and HIV project.
Mediate with partners to support implementation
Support in documenting the processes related to the study including maintaining files inclusive of grants, concepts, publications, investigator meeting minutes, and correspondence.
Perform periodic updates of project status including tracking of ongoing analyses or data requests.
Assist in maintaining IRB and regulatory compliance.
Use software applications such as spreadsheets, statistical packages, and graphics packages to assemble and format study reports.
Assist in preparing grant applications and progress reports.
Assist with manuscript preparation including performing literature reviews, citation management, preparing figures, and on-line submission.
Preparation and formatting of slides / posters for scientific presentations.
Support in the maintenance of office / investigator calendars to coordinate workflow and meetings.
Attend meetings and conferences.
Perform general clerical duties to include, but not limited to, copying, faxing, mailing and filing.
Other responsibilities as required.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelor's Degree in Public Health, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, or related field.
Some related work experience required.
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 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.
Experience with Stata/R/SAS desired and data management experience preferred.
Experience using Airtable or other data management systems a plus.
Classified Title: Research Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30, - 5 Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Public Health Department name: Epidemiology Personnel area: School of Public Health
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