We are seeking a Research Program Assistant II (RPAII) who will contribute to an ongoing community-based HIV behavioral surveillance and community health project(s) that measures prevalence of HIV, health and social issues, health-related behaviors and access to services among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Baltimore and surrounding areas. The RPAII will conduct HIV testing and counseling and will be responsible for all phlebotomy-related aspects of the project. Additional duties may include the provision of referrals and participation in data collection activities.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Administering HIV counseling and testing.
Performing blood draws.
Maintaining specimen logs, and when necessary, assisting the lab manager in liaising with the lab regarding blood samples and test results.
Phlebotomy supply management.
Assuring biohazardous material compliance and occasionally assisting with data collection activities.
Additional duties may include responsibility for ordering equipment and supplies.
*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.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality.
Demonstrated experience working independently and ability to work well in an unstructured environment as well as part of a team.
Strong attention to detail and protocol adherence, while maintaining flexibility to respond to multiple priorities.
Demonstrated experience with study population and/or other marginalized populations.
Strong organizational skills and ability to interact with a variety of people.
Proficiency in computer systems and electronic communications.
Able to occasionally work flexible hours to accommodate protocol needs.
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.
Some college courses.
Some related experience and interest in HIV and HCV.
Experience with research or data collection activities.
Experience with computers and data collection technologies.
Prior experience or interest working with study populations and/or other diverse populations.
Maryland HIV pre- and post-test counseling certification.
Classified Title: Research Program Assistant II Working Title: CO Research Program Assistant II Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $15.00-$20.40-$25.50 HRLY (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Limited Schedule: 8:30am-5pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Public Health Department name: HBS-Research Projects Personnel area: School of Public Health
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Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines: 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.
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