Role/Level/Range: ACRO/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $15.78-$21.69 per hour Employee group: Casual Schedule: Hours and Schedule will vary Employee subgroup: Non-Exempt Location: Telecommute Department name: Deans Office Personnel area: Academic and Business Centers
The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth is a nonprofit dedicated to identifying and developing the talents of academically advanced K-12 students around the world. We provide today's brightest students with fun, challenging courses; a community of engaged learners; and a strong foundation for future success in college and their careers. Want to join our team? We're looking for mission-driven problem-solvers who can thrive in CTY's diverse, collaborative, fast-paced, and results-driven work environment. We value innovation, creativity, integrity, and a shared commitment to the bright young people we serve.
General nature or purpose of the job:
Under the supervision of Dr. Jonathan Plucker, the Julian Stanley Professor of Talent Development at Johns Hopkins University, the Research Assistant is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day data collection for research studies. Research focuses on educational psychology, cognitive psychology, education policy and leadership, and social science methodology. With a focus on high-achieving K-12 learners and talent development, as well as creativity and intelligence from lower socioeconomic and underrepresented minority groups.
Coordinate participant visits, collect data, maintain records and regulatory documentation
Management of research database, which contains of source data such as participant information, summary data; etc.
Cleaning of large data sets, which includes verifying the accuracy and validity of data entered, correcting any errors
Prepare tables, graphs and fact sheets summarizing research findings
Conduct internet-based and library research to find credible sources to support the study
Online data collection from existing state and federal data sets
Assist in writing literature reviews
Assist in writing IRB protocols, reports, and manuscripts
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Bachelor's degree in Education, Psychology, or a related discipline is required.
Some related experience is required.
Previous work experience that involves organizational, interpersonal and computer literacy skills.
Additional education may substitute for the required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
JHU Equivalency formula: 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.
Required Special Skills and Knowledge:
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Strong organization skills.
Strong computer literacy skills knowledge of MS Office suite (Word, Excel), email software (MS Exchange or similar), Adobe, internet browsers, various screen readers, adaptive technology;
Ability to work independently as well as part of a research team.
Knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel), email software (MS Exchange or similar), Adobe, internet browser,.
Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certification:
Knowledge of research protocols (IRB, NIH, NSF).
Knowledge of web content management software.
Knowledge of SPSS or STATA is helpful, but not required.
Physical Requirements for the Job:
Ability to access and transmit information using a computer.
Dexterity of hands to operate a computer keyboard, mouse pad and other office machinery.
The incumbent will be required to communicate regularly via telephone, email.
Must be able to exchange accurate and timely information in these settings.
Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
All employees participating in or serving children in University programs must participate in mandatory Child Abuse Prevention online training on the appropriate conduct around children, protecting children from abuse and neglect, and reporting of known or suspected child abuse and neglect.
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130... years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Baltimore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.