The purpose of this position is to assist with general duties in Dr. Koehler's Exposure Sciences Laboratory and to conduct field visits at research study participants' homes and schools in Baltimore City to set up air sampling equipment, and to conduct environmental and health assessments as needed.
Set up and take down equipment at participants' homes and in schools, data management, and other daily activities in the Exposure Sciences Laboratory. Daily tasks will include assembling and calibrating air sampling equipment and taking it to participant homes or schools. Will assist with equipment maintenance, preparing samplers, pump calibration, gravimetric analysis, and data summarization.
Maintains and makes minor adjustments of sampling equipment and records data. Additional responsibilities include scheduling home visits, calling participants to remind them of appointments, posting appointments to research calendar; obtaining informed consent from study participants; conducting home environmental and health assessments; collecting environmental samples, health measures and biospecimens; administering questionnaires to participants; dispersing and tracking participant payment.
Ability to complete laboratory analysis via GC-MS preferred.
High School Diploma/GED. Some college courses preferred.
Years of Experience:
Some related experience. Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Posted Preferred Qualifications:
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as email and phone etiquette; knowledgeable about and comfortable working with children and families in Baltimore City. GC-MS experience preferred.
Must own or have regular access to a vehicle. Must be willing to drive to participants' homes and schools and work as part of a team of investigators that assembles and calibrates air sampling equipment.
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