Johns Hopkins University Research Assistant in Baltimore, Maryland
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
With a prospective cohort design, the AAAFTS Senior Driver Cohort LongROAD study is designed to provide much needed information for advancing the science and practice of safe mobility through a life-course perspective and contribute profoundly to traffic safety and public health. The Maryland Site of the AAAFTS Senior Driver Cohort LongROAD study has enrolled 588 active drivers aged 65–79 years and completed all in-person baseline assessments. Participants are assessed annually (both by phone and in-person) until study period has ended. Study staff is currently conducting follow-up phone assessments and will begin follow-up in-person assessments in the fall. The Research Assistant will be working with both the PI and Project Coordinator of the study with phone and in-person assessments in concordance with study protocols, data entry, filing, and light office work. Please see www.longroadstudy.org for more information about the study.
The ideal candidate will be outgoing, have a friendly disposition, and excellent phone etiquette. He/she would be sensitive and mature. He/she is required to call 65-79 year old patients of a Johns Hopkins Clinic and administer the research protocols both over the phone and in person. He/she will be trained and certified in all study protocols and is then expected to follow protocols closely with a strong attention to detail.
_Description of Duties:_
The research assistant will prepare participant mailings, call participants to schedule phone and in person assessments (document all contacts and outcomes), administer study procedures (a survey, physical tests, a review of the participants car, and installing a GPS device), and assist with data entry, filing, and light office work. He/she will implement study record keeping, both electronically and on paper, as specified in study protocol and complete additional research support activities as necessary.
Must be able to work M/T/W between the hours of 9am – 5pm and the occasional Saturday. Transportation is necessary.
Bachelor's degree in related discipline.
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.
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.
The ideal candidate will be very organized,have great time management skills, have the ability work well independently with minimal supervision, meet important study deadlines on time, and be willing to travel to the study site and have some experience working with customer service. Applicant will be required to be CITI certified. Experience in human subjects research and baseline assessments strongly preferred.