Research Associate

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Baltimore, MD


Founded in 1991, based on more than a decade of work with southwestern Indian tribes, the Center is located within the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Its mission is to work in partnership with American Indian and Alaska Native communities to raise the health status, self-sufficiency, and health leadership of Native peoples to the highest possible level. This mission is accomplished through three core activities: 1) research, 2) service, and 3) training. Much of the Center’s work is designed for dissemination to other low income or historically disadvantaged communities worldwide. This position will be based at the Center’s administrative headquarters in Baltimore, MD engaged in community-based participatory research, public health practice, and training opportunities. The goals of existing health promotion projects include co-designing and implement culturally relevant interventions, and evaluating the impact of these programs on improving health and educational outcomes for Native American children, families and communities. The over-arching goal is to develop successful data-driven and culturally-informed programs with and for Native communities to optimize health equity.

Brief summary of duties and qualifications:

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

The Research Associate would be a faculty position with the following major functions:

  1. Oversee the implementation of research protocols for research studies; assist with the development of protocols and develop standard operating procedures
  2. Oversee activities for research studies
  3. Maintain a detailed knowledge of all assigned protocols and reporting requirements; adhere to all protocol requirements to ensure validity and ethical standards of research methods and data
  4. Participate in development, testing, and evaluation of manuals, questionnaires, and coding structures, for the efficient collection of data
  5. Assist with database creation; enter data into the database(s); assist in implementing data validation and a data management plan; assist with analyzing study data and writing up results
  6. Participate in the dissemination of study findings, including writing manuscripts, abstracts, and fact sheets
  7. Conduct literature searches and synthesize the literature including identifying strengths and weaknesses, key take-home messages, and gaps in the literature
  8. Maintain paper and electronic research files
  9. Evaluate and prepare Adverse Event reports and other regulatory documents
  10. Prepare for and participate in audits of studies/monitoring visits
  11. Track study progress and create reports noting progress
  12. Review recruitment strategies and modify materials and plans as needed
  13. Develop IRB protocols and study documents (including protocols and consent forms) and prepare IRB communications; monitor and comply with IRB reporting deadlines
  14. Assist in the analysis of data, abstract, and manuscript preparation
  15. Create figures and presentations, present at meetings
  16. Communicate with study funders and donors
  17. Participate in the preparation and tracking of financial documents, such as budgets, study invoices, and annual reports
  18. Assist with recruiting, interviewing, training, monitoring, and supervising students; coordinate and participate in the interviewing and training of new research staff on study protocols, procedures, and reporting;
  19. Other duties as assigned.


The candidate will have a Master’s degree or higher, with a background in public health, or related field. Programming skills in R and/or Stata and REDCap experience are preferred. Salary commensurate based on experience.

Contact Information

Resumes and cover letters may be sent to Allison Ingalls at We will review applications as they come in and aim to hire as soon as possible.

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