The Research Program Assistant (RPA) will contribute to the field activities for an ongoing community health project that measures prevalence of HIV, health and social issues, health-related behaviors and access to services among key groups in the Baltimore metro region. The RPA will participate in data collection activities, including consent procedures, participant screening, and interviewing using computerized interviewing tools.
Specific duties will include recruitment and enrollment of research participants, data collection activities such as participant screening, obtaining informed consent, conducting interviews using computerized interviewing tools, HIV counseling and testing, and providing referrals to care.
This description is a general statement of required duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.
High School Diploma/GED. Some related experience.
Knowledgeable about communities at increased risk for HIV.
The successful candidate must be attentive to detail, able to work independently and in a team setting, and able to interact with a variety of people. Some related experience and interest in HIV prevention preferred.
Some college courses preferred. Prefer some related coursework or administrative experience.
Experience with research or data collection activities preferred.
Maryland HIV pre- and post-test counseling certification preferred.
Experience with computers and data collection technologies preferred.
Prior experience with study populations and/or other diverse populations preferred.
Able to occasionally work flex hours preferred.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality.
Demonstrated experience working independently and ability to work well in an unstructured environment as well as part of a team.
Strong attention to detail and protocol adherence, while maintaining flexibility to respond to multiple priorities.
Demonstrated experience with study population and/or other marginalized and diverse populations.
Understanding of data collection processes, strong organizational skills and ability to interact with a variety of people.
Experience recruiting and interviewing study participants.
Proficiency in computer systems and electronic communications.
Comfortable with data entry and able to adapt to new software with appropriate training.
Able to occasionally work flexible hours to accommodate protocol needs.
Classified Title: Research Program Assistant Working Title: Interviewer Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB Starting Salary Range: $13.00 - $16.93/hour (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Limited Schedule: Varies Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health Department name: 10001130-Research Projects Personnel area: School of Public Health
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