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Clinical Research Assistant Job

Job Number: EPB14163

Job Title: Clinical Research Assistant

Department: HCH11 Autism - 7127505

Facility: Bradley Hospital

Location: East Providence, RI

BASIC KNOWLEDGE: A Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Behavioral Sciences or related area. Courses in research methodologies and statistics preferred. Minimum of six months of undergraduate or post-graduate experience including experience with computer-based data entry and common computer programs (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel). Work with individuals with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders preferred. Experience recruiting and consenting research participants is highly desired. Occasional evening and weekend work required for recruitment events and enrollment appointments. Bilingual Spanish-speaking candidates desired.


Research assistant position for the newly established Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute (HCHII) at Brown University, specifically regarding theAutism, a Precision Medicine ApproachInitiative. Under the general supervision of Co-Directors of the Autism Initiative within HCHII, Dr. Eric Morrow, MD PhD and Dr. Stephen Sheinkopf, PhD, and the program Research Coordinator, assist in the acquisition and analysis of participant information for clinical research projects. Interview participants and/or families to gather information and obtain informed consent. Prepare and maintain study records. Learn electronic database (i.e., REDCap), enter data, and perform quality control procedures. Check all questionnaires and study materials for completeness. Participate in qualitative/quantitative analysis of data and possibly assist in first draft preparation of manuscripts. Review relevant literature to gather information. Assist in recruiting efforts to procure participants (e.g., contact providers, attend fundraising efforts of partners). Also, provide general support for ongoing Developmental Disorders Genetics Research Program (DDGRP) studies at Bradley Hospital. These projects are affiliated with the Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research and Treatment and the growing portfolio of autism research at Brown University. The successful applicant would enter as part of a strong interdisciplinary team.