Research Assistant
Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland

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Research Assistant
The Department of Health, Behavior & Society is seeking a Research Assistant who will be working with projects on health and substance use. NIH funded project Bsafe and Oasis are based in Baltimore and involve qualitative and quantitative interviews among people who use drugs as well as the development of behavioral interventions to address Covid-19 prevention and care, overdose prevention, and HIV and HCV care.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative interviews
  • Provide data analyses for qualitative and quantitative data
  • Conduct literature reviews of COVID-19 and substance abuse
  • Secondary data analysis in substance use
  • Attend project team meetings
  • Participate in manuscript and report writing. Other duties related to the project.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
  • Bachelor Degree in a 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 the 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.

** Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree in Public Health
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Detail-oriented
  • Strong organization
  • Creativity
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a team and independently

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Recent (last 2 - 3 years) experience in qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis
  • Experience in scientific writing
  • Experience in conducting and reporting on literature reviews

Supervisory Responsibility:
  • Supervision of 3-6 students

Classified Title: Research Assistant
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD
Starting Salary Range: $16.42 - $22.57/hr (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday - Friday
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: School of Public Health
Department name: HBS-Research Projects
Personnel area: School of Public Health

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

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