Johns Hopkins University Research Assistant in Baltimore, Maryland
General summary/purpose: The Research Assistant (RA) will provide support to a multidisciplinary team in the Department of Health Policy & Management. The RA will focus his/her efforts on assisting with several projects, ranging from a randomized trial of a behavioral intervention to improve communication among patients in active treatment for breast cancer, to policy analysis of state programs, and secondary data analysis of a national survey.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Related to Clinical Trial of Behavioral Intervention
Disseminate and track regulatory materials and other study materials to participating clinical sites
Prepare and issue study certification to sites that have met all regulatory review and approval requirements
Provide regular updates of clinical site project status to the study team
Assist in maintaining IRB and regulatory compliance
Use software applications such as spreadsheets and graphics packages to assemble and format study reports
Preparation and formatting of slides or posters for training or presentations
Set up and coordinate study-specific meetings and conferences such as meetings of the Protocol Committee
Conduct screening and follow-up phone calls with study participants
Obtain informed consent and enroll participants into the study
Assist in final data analysis and reporting with statistical software
Other responsibilities as required
Related to Policy Analysis
Assist in the development of key informant interview guides
Conduct key informant interviews
Synthesize reports of best practices in state policies/programs/legislation
Integrate and compile conclusions from reports and interviews
Assist in drafting a white paper for dissemination
Related to Data Analysis
Assist with compiling findings from data analyses
Preparing written summary of findings from data analyses
Performing literature reviews
Minimum qualifications (mandatory):
Bachelor’s degree in related discipline and some related work experience in program support. Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula
Prior collaborative research experience desired. Prior experience conducting telephone-based research study interviews desired
Classified title: Research Assistant
Starting Salary Range: $15.78 - $21.69 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full-Time
Employee subgroup: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Working 40 hours per week; Monday through Friday 8am-5pm
Location: Johns Hopkins East Baltimore Campus Hampton House, 624 North Broadway
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