We are seeking a Research Assistant to support a project titled Rendering the prevalence and toll of medical racism understandable to the public and mapping a path forward to heal medicine of its racist history.
The project's objectives are as follows: 1) a review of the literature on contemporary and historical experience on Black birthing people in the Black Atlantic; 2) an examination of successful practices that birth workers have with Black birthing people; 3) dissemination of the research finding to the general public in podcast format as well as traditional academic formats; and 4) development of a narrative non-fiction book that makes visible to the general public the toll of medical racism on Black birthing people and the efforts to transform these practices.
An advisory group will guide the project. The research assistant will be part of a small team led by Dr. Kaytura Felix, a distinguished scholar, who focuses on health justice. The project is housed within the Department of Health Policy and Management within the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Attends and takes notes during regular advisory group and team meetings.
Assists in the preparation and submission of IRB applications and submit investigator approved communications to the IRB through a web-based program.
Collaborates with community-based partners to organize the administration of study. procedures; handle all related procedures, e.g. participant recruitment, enrollment, scheduling, data forms, and mailings; discussion group schedules.
Assists in the recruitment, screening, and consent of participants according to inclusion and exclusion criteria.
Assists in the development and delivery of study materials and documents such as recruitment flyers, consent forms, interview guides, etc..
Assists in the modification of discussion group guide as appropriate.
Assists with communication and dissemination efforts, including website and newsletter maintenance and development.
Conducts literature reviews, including works of scholarship, on the history of Black birthing experiences in the Black Atlantic using online social science databases
Summarizes relevant studies and works of scholarship and presents in various formats including oral and written reports.
Conduct discussion groups.
Conduct qualitative (thematic) analysis for themes.
Summarize discussion groups and synthesis findings into a report.
Assists in the development of tables and figures for reports and manuscripts.
Prepares and edits presentations, slides, manuscripts and reports as requested
Prepares reports for funders.
Learns and uses programs or technologies relevant to research projects or related tasks.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Must have a highly developed understanding of racial equity and structural racism
Must be experienced in conducting archival research related to the Black Atlantic
Must have demonstrated excellent qualitative research skills including qualitative data analysis and focus group moderation skills
Must be able to prioritize and coordinate multiple tasks;
Must have strong organizational skills, initiative, leadership skills, attention to detail, be able to take direction, and work independently and as part of a team (teams of researchers and with diverse subject populations in particular).
Proficiency in the use of computers, including software applications, databases, spreadsheets, and word processing; MS Windows, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneDrive,
Ability to analyze and interpret data in a social science and public health context.
Proven excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to travel with overnight stays required as needed. Some evenings and weekends may be required. Travel supported will be provided.
Bachelor's Degree in related discipline.
Additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Master's degree is preferred.
Five or more years of related experience.
Classified Title: Research Assistant Working Title: Research & Administrative Assistant
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.75-$23.00-$29.30 HRLY (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: Monday to Friday: 8:30 am – 5 pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: Hybrid/School of Public Health Department name: Health Policy & Management - Injury Personnel area: School of Public Health
Total Rewards The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University's good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/
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.
**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.
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate's conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at email@example.com. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit accessibility.jhu.edu.
The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.
The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130 years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Bal...timore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.