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Graduate Research Assistant

Project Connect Baltimore is aimed at increasing the proportion of sexually active young African-American and Latino males aged 15 to 24 (including young men who have sex with men) to access and receive quality sexual and reproductive health care including HIV testing. Project Connect Baltimore is a three year cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and is being implemented by a team of investigators from the Center for Adolescent Health, the Department of Pediatrics Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, and the Center for Child and Community Health Research.

Project Connect Baltimore is seeking a graduate research assistant (15hrs per week at $15 per hour) to assist with the coding and analysis of the focus group data. The project anticipates conducting up to 20 focus groups with young males. Knowledge of a qualitative data analysis software, such as ATLAS.ti or NVivo, is required.

If interested, the research assistant can also be involved in conducting formative work to inform the project’s components, collecting data for and developing a youth guide for traditional print and online applications, pilot testing the guide’s implementation among youth-serving agencies/schools as well as evaluation aspects of the project. Specific tasks include assisting with: conducting surveys with youth serving agencies, interviews with clinic administrators, site-visits at clinical settings, choosing information about clinical settings to include in the guide and conducting surveys with youth in clinical settings. Tasks will also include developing material for youth-serving professionals on the guide.

Preference will be given to students with:
• experience with qualitative research methods;
• interest and experience working with young men’s health, specifically African-American men, Latino men, and men who have sex with men;
• people person skills;
• Spanish language highly desirable.

Note: We are looking for someone to start immediately. Anticipated end date: end of project in 2015.

If you are interested in talking about this project and the opportunities associated with it, please send a resume and cover letter to Dr. Nanlesta Pilgrim (npilgrim@jhsph.edu).