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Clinical Research Assistant Job

Job Number: RIH18517

Job Title: Clinical Research Assistant

Department: 2PC&F Kopel HCC - 7721016

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

Hasbro/ RI Hospital
The Pediatric Health Disparities Research Program at Rhode Island Hospital/Brown Medical School seeks a full time clinical research assistant for a new sleep intervention development study. The goal of this study is to refine and test a novel sleep hygiene intervention to improve sleep quality among Latino, middle school-aged (6th-8th graders) children in urban public school settings. The intervention will be administered to a group of Latino middle school children who are at risk for poor sleep quality. This is a multi-site study in partnership with the University of Puerto Rico and in collaboration with urban middle schools in Providence, RI and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The studies are based at the Childhood Asthma Research Program (CARP) lab, which conducts research studies examining pediatric health disparities and developing interventions to improve health and sleep outcomes in children and youth. Faculty supervisors are members of the Brown Clinical Psychology Training Consortium and actively involved in research and clinical work with children.

Specific tasks will include assistance with research participant recruitment and scheduling, administering semi-structured interviews and questionnaires to children and their parents, preparing and summarizing study results, and other tasks integral to research. The research assistant may have the opportunity to participate in generating presentations and reports as the data permit.

1.A bachelor’s in psychology, public health or a related field
2.Fully bilingual in spoken and written English and Spanish
3.Ability to commit to the position for at least 2 years
4.Experience with research concepts and techniques, including qualitative interviewing and quantitative data analysis
5.Ability to function autonomously in a collaborative interdisciplinary team involving research, medical and mental health care
6.Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
7.Demonstrated strong administrative skills and a strong attention to detail
8.Strong computer skills
9.Ability to work harmoniously with diverse groups of individuals
10.Experience working in an ethnically, culturally, and racially diverse environment
11.A reliable car (mileage will be reimbursed)
12.Availability and willingness to work some evenings and weekends