Brown University — Research Assistant

Job Description:

This Research Assistant (RA) will support a mixed-methods study of characterizing cannabis messaging across various types of sources and platforms. Activities will include participant recruitment and screening, data collection and extraction, data management, and general support work of the project. The RA is expected to screen and assess individuals for eligibility, conduct participant outreach, and schedule study sessions.  They will also collect data, involving semi-structured interviews with participants, direct observation and content coding of cannabis retail outlets and dispensaries, and media data extraction. The RA is expected to help with organization and maintenance of project documents and files, and help with assembling materials for IRB modifications and progress reports. Finally, the RA must be at least 21 years old and will be required to have their own form of transportation, as they will travel within Rhode Island and Massachusetts to various cannabis retail locationsThis Research Assistant (RA) will support a mixed-methods study of characterizing cannabis messaging across various types of sources and platforms. Activities will include participant recruitment and screening, data collection and extraction, data management, and general support work of the project.

This is a fixed term position with a current end date of 4/30/2027 which may be extended based upon available funding.

Job Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • BA or BS in psychology, sociology, or related field with 1-2 years’ experience (other degrees considered based on work experience) or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required.
  • Experience in handling supervisory duties is preferred.
  • Coursework in research design and statistics and addiction/substance use is preferred.
  • Knowledge of research methodology is preferred.
  • Experience in programming online surveys (e.g., Qualtrics software) is preferred.
  • Experience managing databases is preferred.
  • Experience with qualitative research and/or data coding is preferred.

Job Competencies

  • Strong verbal abilities and communication skills; excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; attention to detail; maturity, and responsibility.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, perform multiple tasks efficiently and accurately, take initiative and maintain organized working conditions required.
  • Ability to function as a research team member and leader.
  • Must be able to work late afternoons, evenings, and some weekends when necessary.
  • Must be available to work onsite at Brown University.
  • Access to a personal vehicle and willingness to drive within RI and MA is required (note: reimbursement for mileage is provided).
  • Two-year commitment is required, and long-term commitment preferred.
  • Possess a willingness and ability to support and promote a diverse and inclusive campus community.

This position requires responsibility, accountability, attention to detail, flexibility, willingness to adapt to and meet changing priorities, ability to work as part of a team using a problem-solving orientation. Flexibility in work schedule is required, including some weekends. Must be willing to drive to and enter cannabis outlets/dispensaries, including purchasing study-funded cannabis-related items, in support of data collection.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown University.

Recruiting Start Date:
2022-09-06-07:00

Job Posting Title:
Research Assistant

Department:
Center for Alcohol & Addiction Studies

Grade:
Grade 8

Worker Type:
Employee

Worker Sub-Type:
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type:
Full time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:
37.5

Position Classification:
Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Vaccination Requirements:
In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

Still Have Questions?
If you have any questions you may contact employment@brown.edu.

EEO Statement:
Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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