We are seeking a Research Program Analyst II who will be responsible for overseeing field recruitment, scheduling, data collection, and community engagement activities for an ongoing community-based HIV behavioral surveillance project that measures prevalence of HIV, health and social issues, health-related behaviors and access to services among men who have sex with men in Baltimore. This position will work closely with the Principal Investigator (PI) and Research Program Manager in managing field site activities, including ensuring protocol compliance, participant and community engagement, and that enrollment goals are met. Will supervise and conduct recruitment and data collection following standardized protocols. Provide on-site support to field staff, ensure field site safety precautions and performance expectations are followed. Ensure complete administrative duties are completed. Assist with ongoing data collection maintaining partnerships with community stakeholders through the cycle. This position involves evening and weekend work.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Ensure smooth operations across the research study and manage field site study operations with oversight from the Research Program Manager.
Interviewer and outreach training.
Ensuring standard operating procedures including confidentiality, safety, and best research practices.
Assisting with implementation of safety and security of data and quality control measures to ensure data integrity and accuracy.
Ensuring adherence to study protocols for participant recruitment, scheduling, data collection, specimen collection and storage, and referrals to health and social services.
Establishing field site safety and welcoming procedures.
Supervising field recruitment, scheduling, and data collection.
Developing strategies to meet targets for study participant recruitment.
Facilitating linkage to care.
Active participation in all study meetings and providing updates on study protocol implementation and study operations.
Staff training, scheduling, and oversight during events.
Managing field site participant flow.
Interacting with study participants.
Active participation in data collection activities, including consent procedures, participant screening, scheduling, interviewing using computerized interviewing tools, and HIV counseling and testing.
Active participation in meetings and trainings with state, city, and local community-based organizations.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Demonstrated experience working independently, works well in an unstructured environment, and as a team member.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality.
Strong attention to detail and protocol adherence, while maintaining flexibility to respond to multiple priorities.
Strong organizational skills, punctuality and reliability, and ability to interact with a variety of people.
Experience recruiting and/or interviewing study participants.
Proficiency in computer systems and electronic communications.
Comfortable with data entry and able to adapt to new software with appropriate training.
Able to occasionally work flexible hours to accommodate protocol needs.
*This description is a general statement of required duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.
High School Diploma or graduation equivalent.
Two years related experience.
Additional education may substitute for required experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Bachelor's Degree in related discipline.
Some related experience working in a related field, preferably with experience working with the study population.
Knowledgeable about LGBTQ+ communities.
Some related experience and interest in HIV prevention preferred.
Experience coordinating outreach studies and supervisory experience.
Maryland driver's license.
HIV test counseling certification.
Experience with behavioral research or data collection activities.
Late night and weekend availability preferred for some roles.
Able to occasionally work flex hours.
Prior experience with study populations and/or other diverse populations.
Maryland HIV pre- and post-test counseling certification.
Classified Title: Research Program Assistant II Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $15.00-$20.40-$25.50 HRLY (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Limited Schedule: Monday to Friday: 8:30 am – 5 pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Public Health Department name: HBS-Research Projects Personnel area: School of Public Health
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