Research Assistant/Project Manager Position at HCHDS – for Seniors

Posted: June 7, 2022

The Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions (HCHDS) has an opening for a Research Assistant/Project Manager  to work on a community-based research study in Baltimore, MD., in collaboration with the Gaston and Porter Health Improvement Center, the American Institute of Research and the Baltimore Medical System, Inc.

HCHDS is willing to consider Rising Seniors who could work part-time during the school year. Please find job description and contact info below.

Johns Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions (HCHDS) Employment Opportunity Research Assistant/ Project Manager

Where: East Baltimore Campus & West Baltimore

Position Title: Research Assistant/ Project Manager

Schedule: Either full time or:

Monday – Friday – 20 hours per week (when school in session) Full-time in summer – 30 -35 hours per week Occasional Evenings & Saturday’s – 3 – 4 times per year

General Summary/Purpose:

Prime Time Sister Circle (PTSC) Study is an evaluation of a community-based intervention in Baltimore, MD for African – American women ages 40-75 to take control of their CVD health. It is a collaboration with the HCHDS, the Gaston Porter Health Improvement Center, the American Institutes for Research and Baltimore Medical System, Inc.

Specific Duties/ Responsibilities

  • Participate in administering and reviewing surveys at recruitment sessions in Baltimore, MD
  • Interviewing research study subjects
  • Flexibility to answer phones Monday – Friday between the hours of 8am – 8pm
  • Respond to study participants phone inquiries by clarifying information about the PTSC project intervention and research protocol
  • Answer miscellaneous questions regarding site locations and directions
  • Resolve escalating unresolved problems in a calm friendly manner
  • Maintain ongoing relationships with study participants and multi-sector partners including: Gaston and Porter Health Improvement Center,   the American Institutes for Research, and the Baltimore Medical System, Inc.
  • Plans, organizes, and coordinates recruitment and follow up meetings
  • Draft letters and publish updated flyers for ongoing communication with study participants
  • Participate in data collection and data entry
  • Review and analyze data
  • Maintain accurate, up-to-date files and records in excel and Red Cap
  • Make recommendations to the PI & Co-PI to ensure the smooth operations of study
  • Perform other administrative duties as needed
  • Take and maintain minutes for study team meetings

Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Microsoft Office, Excel, Power Point, Red Cap, and JH Dropbox
  • Data analysis skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Previous customer service work
  • Completed Institutional Review Board (IRB) human subjects training and HIPAA training
  • Experience working with and submitting study materials to IRB
  • Experience interviewing patients, focus groups or call center experience
  • Possess exceptional interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Experience working in a research setting
  • Event planning and management experience
  • Previous training working with low-income patients or other disadvantaged populations including minority communities

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Graduate Student

Interested persons should contact Felicia Roane at froane1@jhu.edu