The Center for Child and Community Health Research (CCHR) in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics is a leader in addressing social determinants of health, sexually transmitted infections, and other health disparities through research, and programmatic and clinical endeavors (www.jhcchr.org).
CCHR seeks a research assistant to provide management and support to Center research support services. Under moderate supervision, this job supports departmental research programs and/or clinical trials with study data collection and organization through data management activities and their associated best practices. The range of duties includes, but is not limited to:
Overseeing day- to-day research and programmatic activities as they relate to database development and database management for research projects and programs.
Developing and building data collection tools within databases while working with Primary Investigators and identified CCHR/BEAD staff.
Performing QA/QC of data and associated database.
Exporting data and compiling reports as needed.
Manage day-to-day research and programmatic activities as they relate to database development and database management for research projects and programs including:
Collaborating with project primary investigators and CCHR/BEAD Core to determine needs and develop custom databases tailored according to specifications.
Maintain, repair, manage, troubleshoot, and update ACASI basic architecture for new/ongoing projects to be continued by CCHR staff.
Use best practices to store data on secure Hopkins network and manage files within warehouse manager to allow for data export.
Maintain and build Teleform basic architecture for continued programming by CCHR staff and/or complete complex forms entirely.
Conduct exploratory analyses including QA/QC and basic frequencies.
Perform programming in REDCap and Qualtrics.
Perform moderately complex data analyses, interpret research data, present research findings, and prepare data for use for various computer software applications.
Develop moderately complex tracking database/spreadsheet based on study requirements utilizing Excel, Access, or similar software applications.
Continue development of database programming skills.
Generate weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly deliverable reports for internal and external audiences as needed.
Responsible for data security/understanding of HIPAA, IRB.
Participate in other CCHR research, programs as needed.
Other duties as assigned.
One year related experience.
Additional experience can substitute for education.
Direct programming experience while pursuing education may count towards related experience. Significant undergraduate programming coursework or independent project can be considered as related experience.
Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits or 18 graduate degree credits = 1 year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college coursework may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Access preferred.
Some management or supervisory experience preferred but not required.
Excellent communicator, excellent interpersonal skills, outstanding organizational skills, ability to work with quantitative data, basic understanding of epidemiology, and familiarity with medical terminology.
Ability to work well in both group and independent settings.
Familiarity with STATA, SAS, SPSS or R preferred.
Knowledge of database development, specifically Teleform and ACASI ideal.
Ability to handle multiple tasks at once and meet deadlines.
Familiarity with databases preffered.
Detailed, flexible, and able to manage relationships.
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