Johns Hopkins University Research Assistant in Baltimore, Maryland

Classified Title: Research Assistant

Working Title: ​​​Costing Coordinator

Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD

Starting Salary Range: $17.18-$23.59 Commensurate with Experience

Employee group: Full Time

Schedule: 37.5 hours/week M-F

Employee subgroup: Salaried Non-exmt

Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health

Department name: 10001101-Epidemiology

Personnel area: School of Public Health

General summary/purpose :

This research assistant will assist with conducting empirical costing studies and cost-effectiveness analyses of TB preventive therapy in multiple countries, including South Africa and India. This position is part of a larger project to evaluate the cost, cost-effectiveness, and impact of shorter-course preventive therapy across multiple representative countries.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Develop instruments for the collection of cost data

  • Train individuals in-country on appropriate data collection techniques

  • Perform site visits/audits of in-country data collectors

  • Develop standard operating procedures for costing activities

  • Develop and submit materials for ethical (IRB) approval

  • Organize database and perform routine quality control of cost data collected in the field

  • Directly oversee in-country data collection activities

  • Perform cost and cost-effectiveness analyses independently

  • Write manuscript(s) describing the results of the costing and cost-effectiveness analyses

Minimum qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in related discipline and some related experience or equivalent combination of education and related experience required.

Experience with the conduct of economic evaluation – whether empirical costing studies or cost-effectiveness/cost-utility/cost-consequence/etc. analyses – is required.

JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in health economics or related discipline preferred

Experience with global health research

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Fluency in Microsoft Excel

Ability to analyze data using either Stata or R

Any specific physical requirements for the job:

Must be able to travel internationally for 2-3 weeks at a time

Supervisory responsibility :

Will be responsible for training and supervising field staff from local organizations, but will not be responsible for hiring/firing decisions thereof.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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