Brown University — Research Assistant / Interviewer

Job Description:
The purpose of this position is to identify, recruit and interview participants for a research study within the Lifespan, Brown School of Public Health and Cancer Center of Brown University.  Current study is centered on identifying the risk factors for human diseases associated with environmental and occupational exposure, life style factors and biomarkers.  The successful applicant will work closely with the Study Investigators and the studies’ Project Director.  Job-related activities include, but are not limited to: study participant identification, screening, recruitment, interview, and collection and process of bio-and environmental samples; study preparation and coordination of study materials.  To be considered, the applicant must submit a cover letter and resume with their online application.

Job Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, or related field is preferred. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Undergraduate coursework in research methods
  • 1+ years experience relevant work experience


  • Must be able to draw blood.
  • Able and willing to collect and process and store study samples (water, blood, tissue and urine)
  • Experience with computer programs, including Word  for computer-assisted interviews

Job Competencies

  • Strong organizational skills are required, including ability to organize and prioritize one’s own efforts for job related activities.
  • Strong interest in working with people with or without diagnosis of diseases
  • Strong interest in public health, with a focus on environmental exposures and human health
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Flexibility in scheduling – some evenings and weekends may be required
  • Possess a willingness and ability to support and promote a diverse and inclusive campus community

This is a fixed term position with a current end date of 9/1/2023 which may be extended based upon available funding.

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

Recruiting Start Date:

Job Posting Title:
Research Assistant/Interviewer

Department of Epidemiology

Grade 8

Worker Type:

Worker Sub-Type:
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type:
Full time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

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.

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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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