The Research Program Assistant II will support the team on a study that explores Men who have sex with Men (MSM) engagement with Geosocial Networking (GSN) smartphone applications and its implications on sexual health. The Research Program Assistant II will assist the research team with facilitating study visits, data collection, and HIV testing/counseling of research study participants. All study activities will take place in a mobile testing van. The mobile testing van will be stationed at various locations throughout Baltimore. Staff will be able to sign up for 5 hours shifts which will occur throughout the week (Including nights and weekends). Research Program Assistant II will act as the field coordinator for field activities working directly under the field director and the principal investigator.
Please note: This position is not benefits eligible.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Act as the shift supervisor for most of the study shifts on the mobile van.
Driving study van.
Day to day management of field work activities (e.g. Managing recruiting in the field, managing tablets/hot spots, managing HIV/STI testing documentation and samples, managing van materials, supplies, gas, etc.).
Recruit study participants using geosocial networking mobile applications.
Screen study participants according to protocol eligibility criteria.
Obtain informed consent from study participants.
Conduct HIV testing/counseling of study participants.
Administer survey questionnaires to study participants using tablet computers.
Interact with study participants in a respectful and culturally competent manner.
Other duties as needed.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
High School diploma/GED and two (2) years related work experience.
Additional education may substitute for some experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
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.
Experience working with LGBTQ populations and/or people living with HIV/AIDS preferred, Certificate from HIV Counseling Skills Level 1 course preferred.
Experience conducting HIV counseling and testing preferred.
Previous experience in some aspect of school health is highly desired.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Good written & verbal communication and interpersonal skills; strong administrative skills and attention to detail.
Valid driver’s license and willingness to drive the mobile testing van required.
Classified Title: Research Program Assistant II Working Title: Research Program Assistant II Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $14.14 - $19.44 per hour Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: M- F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10003079-SOM Ped Gen Pediatrics Adoles Medicine Personnel area: School of Medicine
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