Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Internal Number: 108667-en_US
The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security at the Bloomberg School of Public Health works to protect peoples health from epidemics and disasters and ensure that communities are resilient to major challenges. We examine how scientific and technological innovations can strengthen health security. We study the policies, organizations, systems, and tools to prevent and respond to outbreaks and public health crises. We advance policies and practice to address a range of challenges, including the global rise in emerging infectious diseases, a continued risk of pandemic flu, major natural disasters, our dependence on vulnerable infrastructure, and the potential for biological threats.
The Center seeks a Research Assistant to provide project support for Faculty projects on an as needed, hourly basis to assist with basic research support functions.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
- Organize references and materials for research projects and content areas.
- Write syntheses or briefings on issues as needed.
- Conduct literature searches.
- Conduct online and/or library searches as needed by senior staff.
- Perform phone interviews for research project protocol(s) as needed.
- Assist in data collection and data management.
- Participate in meetings, trainings, and seminars, both internally and externally.
- Maintain professionalism in all interactions with stakeholders and internal staff.
- Perform additional duties as assigned.
The candidate should demonstrate the following attributes in their work
- Strong written and verbal communication skills required.
- Detail oriented, strong organizational skills, and ability to handle multiple projects at once.
- Able to work independently and collaboratively with other project team members.
- Able to perform a literature search using medical, scientific and/or social scientific databases.
- Able to quickly gain necessary background understanding in new project areas.
- Bachelor's Degree in related discipline.
- Additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
- Demonstrated interest, volunteer work, student work, or other work experience in public health.
- Proficient with personal computers, internet-based search methods, and appropriate office, database, research related and/or statistical software.
- Bachelors degree preferred.
Classified Title: Research Assistant
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: School of Public Health
Department name: Health Security
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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