Science & Research Careers at Lifespan

Clinical Research Assistant Job

Job Number: EPB13842

Job Title: Clinical Research Assistant - Research Center, 40 hours/week

Department: Research Dr Seifer - 7127983

Facility: Bradley Hospital

Location: East Providence, RI

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Behavioral or Natural Sciences, Education, or a related field. Research experience preferred. Fluency in Spanish preferred. Requires own automobile for transportation to community sites (mileage is reimbursed).


Under the general supervision of the Principal Investigator of Biopsychosocial Research, assist in the acquisition and analysis of patient information for clinical research projects. Interview and observe patients to gather information. Prepare and maintain study record. Enter data and perform statistical analyses of resultant data. Participate in qualitative/quantitative analysis of data. May assist in first draft preparation. Review relevant literature to gather information. May participate in development of research protocols.

The Clinical Research Assistant participates in child/family behavioral studies with children and their families. Studies are broadly concerned with social-emotional development in families at risk. Research assistant responsibilities include collection of research data with children and families, computer data entry, data management (electronic and paper), recruitment of participants in community sites, and conducting visits in participating homes.

Most prior research assistants who have worked with Dr. Seifer and the Bradley Research Center faculty have gone on to attend master’s programs, clinical PhD programs or medical school