Johns Hopkins University Research Assistant in Washington, District Of Columbia
Classified title: Research Assistant
Working title: Reischauer Research Fellow
Starting Salary Range: $25.00 - $28.00/per hour
Employee group: Casual-On Call
Schedule (hours/days): M-F; 10 am to 4 pm
Employee subgroup: Non-Exempt
Department name: Japan Studies
Personnel Area: SAIS
To support research program of the Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies, and to provide recent university graduates with broad practical experience regarding the public and private-sector policy analysis process in Washington, D.C.
Duties and Responsibilities
Assist Director of the Reischauer Center with research on priority analytical projects, with particular emphasis on the functioning of Washington’s “idea industry”; global political cities; Eurasian political economy; regionalism; and comparative public-health issues.
Assist in organizing a rigorous and substantive seminar series for the Reischauer Center, focusing on finding best-practice solutions, through comparative public-policy analysis, for emerging energy and health-care issues.
Assist in developing web-base system for diffusing ideas generated at the Reischauer Center on a global basis.
Perform other research and policy analysis tasks as appropriate.
Please note: This position falls under casual status and the incumbent(s) will work up to 27 hours per week maximum. The scheduled start and end time may vary based on the needs of the department.
BA in social sciences, Asian studies, international relations or relevant field; some language facility/proficiency in East Asian language highly desirable. Interest in international affairs and/or East Asia a plus.
Some related experience required. 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.
2-4 years in a professional work environment, preferably in a research capacity, preferred. 2-4 years with research databases, archives, data resources, and online research tools, preferred. Experience in working with digital video cameras, audio recorders and still cameras and experience in web site management and updating skills and Internet best practices, helpful. Experience writing, proofreading and editing assignments in print and on the web preferred.