Under the supervision of the director for the Center for Child and Community Health Research (CCHR), the Senior Research Assistant will coordinate and facilitate the USHINE Community Advisory Board (CAB) and will coordinate and facilitate a Photovoice Project. Will be responsible for engaging community members and translate those findings into public health practice.
General knowledge of principles, concepts, and theory behind research; applies general analytical skills to oversee the logistical implementation of assigned projects, and to identify situations requiring special attention.
Utilizing this knowledge, the Senior Research Assistant will ensure adherence to research protocols, operating procedures, and all associated internal/external regulations.
Maintains, facilitates and organizes monthly CAB meetings.
Ensures that CAB thrives by maintaining safe space, giving opportunities for CAB members to provide feedback and respond to feedback accordingly.
Schedules and attend meetings to ensure smooth feedback loop in moving CAB and photo voice project forward.
Communication via email, phone and Facebook to USHINE CAB and USHINE team on updates.
Utilizing working knowledge will assist in study design, will contribute in the development of standard operating procedures, and will recommend changes to operational procedures based on results and goals of a study(s).
Lead, organize and facilitate an Urban Health Institute (UHI) grant using photovoice sessions.
Completes necessary requirements for the photovoice IRB.
Create final report for UHI funder and one share back presentation.
Create materials to aid in CAB facilitation.
Create materials to aid in photovoice facilitation.
Coordinates, communicates with and maintains partnerships with photovoice and CAB partners/ independent contractors.
Manages and tracks photovoice files, data and materials.
Conducts qualitative data analysis for photovoice project.
Schedules and attends meetings to ensure smooth feedback loop in moving CAB and photovoice project forward.
Analyze findings from CAB and community members and translate to public health practice.
Train and supervise student research assistant who will conduct qualitative interviews.
Bachelor's degree in related discipline required.
Two (2) years related experience.
Additional education may substitute for some experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits or 18 graduate degree credits (semester hours) may substitute for one year of experience. 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.
One (1) year of field experience, experience working with community based organizations.
MPH or MS in relevant field preferred.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to work with a diverse populations, prior public health or interview experience a plus.
Classified title: Sr. Research Assistant
Working title: Sr. Research Assistant
Role/Level/Range: ACRP 40/E/03/MB
Starting Salary Range: $19.96-$27.45 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Casual (On-Call)
Employee Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Monday-Friday – up to 20 hours per week 20hrs/Wk
Location: Bayview - 5200 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD – Mason F. Lord Center Tower
Department name: 10003110-SOM Ped Bay Bayview Pediatric Unit
Personnel area (School): SOM – School of Medicine
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