Brown University — Research Assistant

Job Description:

The Research Assistant (RA) will support a smoking cessation clinical trial for people with HIV.  Brown-based activities involve recruitment, screening of participants by phone, scheduling in-person and online appointments, participant tracking and retention, data collection, monitoring online and paper surveys, managing datafiles, and managing participant payments. Duties may also include at times posting flyers in the Providence community and cooperating clinics. In-clinic recruitment may also be required. The RA is expected to maintain variable directories and other project documentation, conduct library research as needed, and assemble materials for IRB modifications and progress reports.

This is a fixed term position with a current end date of April 30, 2023, which may be extended based upon available funding.

Job Qualifications and Competencies

Education and Experience

  • Required: BA or BS in psychology, public health or related field with 1-2 years’ experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Required: Proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience working with HIV-positive populations strongly preferred
  • Experience working in a clinical setting or with a clinical population preferred.
  • Coursework in research design and experience with research is preferred
  • Experience in programming online surveys (e.g., Qualtrics software) is preferred
  • Experience managing databases is preferred
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred, but not required

Job Competencies

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong ability to communicate clearly with a diverse group of research participants
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize effort to meet project goals
  • Openness to and interest in learning new skills
  • Knowledge of experimental research methodology necessary; knowledge of clinical research procedures and APA formatting preferred.
  • Ability to work independently is required.
  • Flexibility in work schedule is required.
  • Knowledge of computer applications, including Endnote, SPSS, Filemaker preferred.
  • Must have own transportation to Brown School of Public Health (travel not usually required to fulfill the duties of this position). Most duties will take place at 121 South Main Street.
  • Candidates must possess a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment.

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

Center for Alcohol & Addiction Studies

Grade 8

Worker Type:

Worker Sub-Type:
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type:
Part 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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