Emerging Infections Program/Active Bacterial Core Surveillance (ABCs) is a surveillance program conducted in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Maryland Department of Health (MDH). The Department of International Health, Global Disease Epidemiology and Control is seeking a Research Assistant whowill support ABCs/HAIC projects through maintaining project study data and managing/shipping project related samples (isolates). Additionally, the Research Assistant will provide in-office administrative support.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the Senior Research Assistant (Audit Manager) at JHSPH, responsibilities will include interacting with state and local laboratories to identify and record cases of infectious disease, travel to select hospitals to perform laboratory audits and to pick-up and ship isolates, and enter and maintain data in the study Access Databases.
Will routinely interact with personnel/study partners at Maryland Department of Health (MDH), Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the University of Pittsburgh for data reporting, respond to information requests, and troubleshoot and update study databases when needed.
Must be able to effectively collect, record and communicate study information.
Interact daily with MDH Epidemiologists for identification and recording of new cases.
Investigating crossover of COVID positive/ABCs pathogen positive cases for identification of cases with co-infection; entering co-infection information into ABCs surveillance databases.
Identify and provide to MDH case isolates for shipment to CDC; oversee and track shipments of surveillance isolates and maintain isolate and isolate shipment logs.
Approximately 10% of this position is spent away from the office traveling to labs for isolate pick-up and shipment. Travel to hospital labs within the Baltimore area is required.
Enter cases to study databases from electronic lab reporting and track isolates.
Organize and upload daily faxes to server.
Will work closely with JHSPH Audit Manager and Surveillance Officers and will coordinate duties/workload as needed.
Ordering and maintaining supplies, preparing call minutes, and other administrative and project related duties as needed.
Focus and detailed oriented individual with MS access database skills.
Monthly microbiology report review.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelor's Degree in a related discipline.
Some related experience, preferably in a medical related field, medical technology, and/or working in a clinical microbiology laboratory.
Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Master's Degree in a related discipline.
MS Office /access database skills
Knowledge of medical terminology.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
Must be highly organized, able to identify and accurately record data, and able to simultaneously maintain and prioritize several ongoing project activities.
Must be detail oriented, maintain meticulous records and be able to maintain patient confidentiality.
Must have personal reliable transportation.
Must complete Human Subjects Research Ethics training and bio-specimen shipment training.
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: Full Time Schedule: 8:30am - 5pm Mon-Fri Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: JH at 111 Market Place Department name: Global Disease Epidemiology and Control Personnel area: School of Public Health
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