The Molecular Microbiology and Immunology Department is seeking a Research Assistant who will coordinate data collection and data management activities for a longitudinal study of HIV infection among gay and bisexual men.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Performs data entry, data editing, data quality review and data cleaning tasks.
Tracks lab data status.
Resolves data entry problems.
Designs databases and data entry screens using MS Access.
Runs data validation programs.
Prepares customized reports for study staff and investigators, performs data audits which involve comparing database data with data collection forms.
Assists staff with computer and database tasks.
Assists with data archiving which may include digitizing and organizing documents and performs ad hoc data entry.
Selected applicant will be trained to program and scan study forms using specialized software and hardware.
May assist with web page management.
Other tasks as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelor's Degree in related discipline.
Some related experience.
Additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Must be a willing and positive worker who is able to positively adapt to changing priorities in workflow.
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; works well in a team environment Intermediate or advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Access, Word, Powerpoint).
Superior organizational and follow-up skills, and ability to multi-task while attending meticulously to detail.
a) Sensitive to the nature of the work and the confidentiality of study participants
b) Flexible and comfortable working with men who have sex with men, and in a diverse office environment
c) Willing and positive worker who is able to take direction.
The successful candidate will be required to pass Protection of Human Research Subjects and HIPAA certification classes, if not already done.
Prior experience working on research studies that use Microsoft Access.
Working knowledge of SAS and familiarity with working with ASCII text files.
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.
Classified Title: Research Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.42 - $22.57/hr (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: Varies, casual as needed Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Public Health Department name: W Harry Feinstone Dpt Molec Mblgy Imlgy Personnel area: School of Public Health
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