Brown University — Research Assistant

Job Description:

The project is a large-scale meta-analysis of cognitive-behavioral therapy for substance use disorders. Therefore, the project is focused on collecting and analyzing secondary data from published clinical trials. The Research Assistant will be responsible for collection of project data, management of study-related data, and preparation of materials for scientific meetings, manuscripts, and funding reports. Data collection includes extraction of descriptive data from published reports (i.e., effect size data), extraction of study level characteristics via an established coding form (i.e., study-level moderators), and double extraction for reliability assessment. Data management includes data entry, checking, and conduct of work consistent with all project guidelines. Additional duties include those associated with scientific dissemination.

Job Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • BA or BS in Psychology, public health, or a related field
  • Intermediate skills with MS-Office suite
  • Intermediate skill programming in statistical packages such as STATA, SPSS, SAS, or R

Job Competencies

  • Interest in meta-analysis methodology, including the use of meta-analysis software (e.g. CMA)
  • Interest in addictions treatment
  • Extremely high attention to detail
  • Excellent self-management skills
  • Team work, curiosity, and willingness to assert one’s ideas
  • Candidates must possess a demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment.

This is a fixed term position with a current end date of 9/1/2024 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

Center for Alcohol & Addiction Studies

Grade 7

Worker Type:

Worker Sub-Type:
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type:
Full time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

Position Classification:
Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
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