Intelehealth is a free & open source digital health platform that empowers frontline health workers (FHWs) to provide a suite of essential primary health services in hard-to-reach areas. It has a chat-based digital assistant (like Alexa for FHWs) to guide FHWs in providing basic health services autonomously. For complex cases it can connect them over low bandwidth networks with on-demand remote doctors for a teleconsultation. The assistant is a programmable rules-based engine with protocols developed at Johns Hopkins University Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design. This novel telemedicine platform greatly augments the scope & quality of health services as compared to traditional community health programs with the potential to deliver better patient outcomes. There are several ongoing research studies evaluating the acceptability, usability, efficacy and effectiveness of the Intelehealth platform at these field sites. We are looking for a Research Assistant to help co-ordinate these studies and assist the PIs and Study Co-ordinator in executing them.
Note: This position is not benefits eligible.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
While a research assistant is expected to contribute in many ways to the research projects, typical responsibilities include the following:
Conduct literature reviews
Collect and analyze data
Prepare materials for submission to granting agencies and foundations
Prepare materials for IRB review for in-country as well as JHU IRBs
Assist in the design and conduct of research studies
Provide ready access to all experimental data for the faculty researcher and/or supervisor
Request or acquire equipment or supplies necessary for the project
Manage and respond to project related email
Prepare, maintain, and update website materials
Supervise other graduate and undergraduate students working on the research project (maintaining records on assignment completion, acting as liaison/mediator between the undergraduate students and the faculty researcher)
Attend project meetings
Attend area seminars and other meetings as necessary
Summarize project results
Prepare progress reports for the PI and funding agency
Prepare other articles, reports, and presentations
Monitor the project budget
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelor's degree in related discipline.
Some related experience.
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.
Graduate student preferred
Classified Title: Research Assistant Working Title: Research Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/02/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.26 to $22.35 per hour Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: Monday through Friday Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 60004101-Center for BioEngineering Innovation & D Personnel area: Whiting School of Engineering
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