Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Cancer is now a major health concern globally. The consistently higher morbidity and mortality in developing compared to developed countries, indicates a poor prognosis for incident cancer cases in low resource settings and underscores the need for education, research, and capacity development. We are looking to hire a research assistant to work on an international research program focused on prevention and control of cancer in low-resource countries with a focus on breast cancer in Mwanza, Tanzania. The individual will be an integral part of the study team, and contribute to both study development, implementation, and research dissemination.
The Sr. Research Assistant will work closely with the P.I., the Johns Hopkins IRB’s, and international study collaborators and funders/sponsors. The Individual will collect data; develop complex study and IRB protocols and consent forms; prepare study reports to include written text, figures, and tables; support grant application development through identifying appropriate funding opportunities, coordinating research activities with collaborators, and assisting with literature reviews; coordinate study implementation, including development of data collection tools and protocols; will help train local staff members; assist in disseminating research findings; and oversee and develop weekly agenda for the PI and study team. The senior research assistant is expected to work at our Tanzanian research site in Mwanza.
The individuals must be able to live abroad and work independently in challenging settings, work well with a diverse team of colleagues, be responsive to requests, have strong written and verbal communication skills, and be able to problem solve.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Primary Data Collection
Develop complex study and IRB protocols and consent forms
Prepare study reports
Support grant application development and identify appropriate funding opportunities
Coordinate research activities with collaborators
Development of data collection tools
Train local staff members
Disseminate research findings
Oversee and develop weekly agenda for the PI and study team.
Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):
Bachelor's degree in related discipline.
2 years related experience.
Additional graduate level education may substitute for 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. 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.
Master’s degree in a health-related field
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
International work experience, primary data collection, program monitoring and evaluation, implementation science or epidemiology research, or fluency in Swahili highly desirable.
Candidate must be willing to live and work in low-resource settings for up to 75% of the time.
As this job requires living and working In Tanzania, working hours will differ by day to accommodate communication with US based researchers. While this cannot be predicted early, work hours will not exceed 37.5 total each week.
Classified Title: Sr. Research Assistant Working Title: Sr. Research Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB Starting Salary Range: $38,920-$53,520; commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday/8:30am-5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health Department name: 10001101-Epidemiology Personnel area: School of Public Health
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