Johns Hopkins University Research Assistant in Baltimore, Maryland

RIAS Coder

Classified Title: Research Assistant

Range: CD

Level: 3

Salary: $15.78 - $21.69 (Hour)

Status: Casual / On Call

School: Bloomberg School of Public Health

Location: School of Public Health

Location City: Baltimore

Location State: MD

Resume Required for Application: Yes

Area of Interest: Research / Lab

General Description

Selected individual will code recordings of medical visits using the Roter Interaction Analysis System (RIAS).

Primary duties and responsibilities will include:

  • The Coder will be responsible, after training in the use of RIAS and RIAS coding software, for applying the RIAS to audio-recordings of medical visits conducted in English or Spanish and for translator assisted communication during medical visits.

  • The coder must demonstrate meticulous attention to detail and the ability to work independently and exhibit a thorough understanding and knowledge of the RIAS categories of analysis after training.

  • Coders will be directly responsible to manager who will supervise coding quality and accuracy through periodic meetings.


Bachelor's degree in related discipline (i.e. Social Sciences, Linguistics, or Public Health).

Some related experience. 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.

Familiarity with basic computer skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Fluency in Spanish is highly desirable.