The Johns Hopkins Adherence Research Center (JHARC) is seeking Research Assistants who will be responsible for assisting with a variety of research tasks for a study aimed at improving medication adherence in adolescents and young adults with chronic kidney disease via a mobile health (mHealth) intervention. The study involves a pilot randomized controlled trial (RCT) of the mHealth intervention, qualitative research methods, and using electronic medication monitoring devices to measure medication adherence.
Research assistants will receive direct experience with RCT and qualitative methods, implementing mHealth interventions, and using technology to measure behavioral health outcomes, as well as exposure to extramural funding mechanisms. The experiences gained may be valuable to students who want to continue their studies or work in medicine, public health, clinical research, or behavioral medicine.
Typical duties include
- Recruiting and enrolling participants
- Conducting informed consent procedures
- Collecting data via technology-based methods, surveys, structured interviews, and other project-specific methodology
- Assisting with the execution of pilot RCT procedures
- Using electronic data capture tools
- Organizing and reporting on the status of research activities
- Participating in the dissemination of results
- Meeting with supervisors on a regular basis to maintain ongoing communication about the research
- Performing other study-related duties as required
Current undergraduate student at Johns Hopkins University with an interest in clinical research, medicine, public health, behavioral medicine, social science, or a related field and a history of academic success. We value individuals with strong organizational, problem-solving, interpersonal, and oral/written communication skills.
How to apply:
Interested individuals should contact Cyd Eaton directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “RA Position” in the subject line of your email and attach a current resume or CV. Weekly time commitments are negotiable. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.
To learn more about the JHARC, please visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/pulmonary/research/adherence_research/index.html