Brown University — Research Assistant, Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute

Job Description:

The purpose of this position is to recruit and work with participants for research studies within the Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute.

The successful applicant will work closely with the Project Managers and other Research Assistants, as well as the Principal Investigators. Job-related activities include, but not are limited to: Assist the research studies Project Coordinators and Principal Investigators in: a) conducting study-related formative research, b) recruiting study participants; c) screening for eligibility, consenting eligible participants and scheduling participant appointments; d) conducting initial enrollment survey and follow-up surveys; e) following up with participants, as needed; g) coordinating specimen collection, if needed; and h) compiling and entering data into project databases.

Job Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, social work or related field is preferred but not required. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Undergraduate coursework in research methods
  • 1+ years’ experience relevant work experience
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English, preferred


  • Experience with survey and database software, such as Qualtrics or Redcap, preferred
  • Experience working with vulnerable populations
  • Experience working in human subjects research, preferred.

Job Competencies

  • Strong software proficiency (i.e. Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), with willingness to learn and utilize new software applications as needed (e.g. Redcap, Qualtrics).
  • Proven ability to work effectively manage a caseload of participants, including setting priorities and meeting deadlines for administrative work.
  • Ability to compile and enter data accurately
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong attention to detail, high level of professionalism and organization required
  • Efficient time management skills
  • Possess a willingness and ability to support and promote a diverse and inclusive campus community

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

This is a fixed term position with a current end date of 10/1/2023 which may be extended based upon available funding.

Recruiting Start Date:

Job Posting Title:
Research Assistant

School of Public Health

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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