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Job Title: Epidemiological Assistant II
Job Number: 170001FB
Organization: University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Medicine
Posted: 8/21/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Health Education
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 2
Location: Baltimore,  MD    USA
Compensation: Commensurate
Position Description: The Department of Pediatrics is in need of an Epidemiological Assistant II for the Division of Growth and Nutrition. Under general supervision, this position performs moderately complex data collection from students, parents, and teachers of schools in the Baltimore metro region and conducts observational audits of the schools. This position will also assist with data entry, cleaning, and any other project-related office tasks.

The selected candidate must have the ability to travel to schools in the Baltimore metro region.

This is a contractual position and offers a generous benefits package that includes 10 vacation days, 11 personal and holidays, 5 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and supplemental retirement options; and limited tuition remission for employees enrolled at UMB.

Primary Duties

Assesses study participant medical eligibility in accordance with established protocols, and interviews and/or tests participants.
Collects data such as bone density, neuromuscular, and anthropometric measurements.
Assists in designing and developing database tracking systems; maintains databases.
Assists in generating status, exception, progress and other types of standard or custom reports.
Assists in preparing study forms, documenting survey instrument instructions, writing questionnaire specifications, and writing study protocols and code books.
Assists in pretesting and refining data collection and input instruments.
Performs quality assurance checks by evaluating for completeness, accuracy, and timeliness data sent in by field personnel.
Performs all of the duties of the Epidemiological Assistant I.

Qualifications: Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED.

Three years of related experience.

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

General knowledge of basic interviewing techniques used in the collection of epidemiological survey data. Skill in the use of applicable hardware such as mainframe, mini, personal or laptop computers and applicable software applications; in performing basic medical tests such as taking vital signs and drawing blood and ability to perform other related medical tests such as neuromuscular testing; in performing arithmetic calculations; in performing routine clerical tasks; in filing documents in alphabetic and numeric sequence; in operating manual and automated office equipment; in managing workload and using time effectively; in working in a non-office setting. Ability to communicate effectively with widely diverse groups of people both in person and over the phone; to communicate effectively in writing and to compile and summarize information into concise and accurate reports; to locate and retrieve files and records from confined spaces and locations which are not easily accessible.

Other: Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.

Conditions of Employment: Some positions may require employees to possess a valid Maryland Noncommercial Class C or equivalent driver's license and to use their personal vehicle for transportation. Some positions may require overnight travel.

Based on the contractual status of this position, selected candidates are not eligible to participate in the Bargaining Unit (Union).

Salary Range: $31,867 - $37,000

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Organization Description:

Closing Date: 11/21/2017
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Rebecca Greenwell,  Epidemiological Assistant II
Contact Location:

Baltimore   MD  21201
United States
Contact Location:
  Baltimore   MD  21201
  United States
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How to Apply: Apply through the direct link provided.

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Web Site Delete Date: 8/30/2017