The Department of Mental Health at JHSPH is seeking part-time research assistants to support a research study funded by the National Institutes of Health or NIH and conducted in elementary school grades 3-5. Hours for the work will vary depending on the schools involved, time of year, and research assistant availability but research assistants must be available for at least two, 4–5-hour slots per week, during school hours through December 2022. This opportunity can be used for credit/to fulfill research requirements. Limited paid opportunities may be available.
Research Assistant Responsibilities:
- Communicate with the research study Principal Investigator (Dr. Elise Pas) and Research Program Coordinator about study responsibilities
- Get trained in and reliable at administering classroom observations using the Assessing School Settings: Interactions of Students and Teachers (ASSIST) observational measure. (Note: All research assistants will need to complete a training and reliability assessment)
- Schedule and complete computerized classroom observations.
- Engage in supervision calls
- Support collection of parental consent forms
- Oversee the administration of student surveys
Skills Requirements Include:
- Reliable transportation to travel to and between schools in Anne Arundel County, MD.
- Availability to work 2 days per week during school hours (Monday-Friday, 7:00 am – 4:00 pm). Can also provide hours for more than 2 days per week.
- Ability to use and perform basic troubleshooting of technology including tablets is essential.
- Exceptional organization skills.
- Ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
- Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
- Pass a fingerprinting background check administered at the central office of the partnering school district, per their requirements
Preference will be given to candidates with some coursework or experience in education or social science research.
If interested in this position, please email Dr. Elise Pas (firstname.lastname@example.org), Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health.