National Institute on Aging

Brown University — Research Assistant

Job Description:

This Research Assistant (RA) will support up to three studies of heavy drinking young adults. Activities involve participant recruitment; participant tracking and retention; managing datafiles; and managing participant payments. The RA will conduct virtual and in-person sessions with research participants. The RA is expected to generate and maintain variable directories and other project documentation, conduct library research as needed, and assemble materials for IRB modifications and progress reports. Other activities will include collection, organization, scoring, and management of data and helping with qualitative and quantitative data analysis.

Job Qualifications
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Education and Experience

  • Required: BA or BS in psychology or related field with 1-2 years experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Required: Proficiency in Word and Excel
  • Coursework in research design and experience with human subjects research is preferred
  • Experience in programming online surveys (e.g., Qualtrics software) is preferred
  • Experience managing databases is preferred
  • Coursework in addiction, substance abuse and/or psychopharmacology is preferred
  • Experience with management of ecological momentary assessment data preferred
  • Experience with SPSS software preferred.
  • Flexibility in work schedule is preferable, including possible evening hours.
  • Personal transportation is preferred.
  • Experience with or interest in social media/marketing preferred.

Job Competencies
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  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize effort to meet project goals
  • Openness to and interest in learning new 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 June 1, 2024 which may be extended based upon available funding. This position entails sharing a commitment to accomplish the goals of the research program. A commitment of at least one year is expected; position can be renewed further based on mutual agreement.
  • Position may require flexible hours (e.g., evenings) during some phases of the study, to meet participant needs.

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:
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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