Science & Research Careers at Lifespan

Research Assistant Job

Job Number: TMH15799

Job Title: Research Assistant - Weight Control & Diabetes

Department: 2WC&D Wing HCC - 7901008

Facility: The Miriam Hospital

Location: Providence, RI



BA Required and MA/MS highly desired. Education and/or experience ideally in a field related to psychology, nutrition, or exercise science and prior experience with clinical research desirable. Under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigator and the Project Manager, the candidate will assist with research related to weight loss for obese women prior to pregnancy, infant weight gain trajectories, mother-infant meal-time interactions, and summer weight gain in young low-income minority children. Specific responsibilities include screening and assessment of study participants, measurement of weight, anthropometrics, diet and physical activity in mothers, infants, and/or young children and videotaping of mealtime interactions. Good computer and organizational skills required.


Under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigator, the Project Manager and Manager of Research Administration, conduct specific research protocols associated with assigned research projects. All essential functions performed in this position reflect the age and culture specific needs of the participants.