Research Assistant Position, Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research & Treatment, Brown University

JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research & Treatment (RI-CART) is looking for a highly organized and energetic person to serve as a research assistant. The RA will assist in the acquisition and analysis of participant information for clinical research projects. Duties will include interviewing participants and/or families to gather information and obtain informed consent, and other day-to-day study activities. There will be opportunities to participate in qualitative/quantitative analysis of data and possibly assist in preparation of manuscripts. An important part of the position will be to assist in recruiting efforts (e.g., contact providers, attending local events, and coordinating recruitment from affiliated clinical programs). RI-CART is an exciting and unique state-wide research consortium and patient registry effort. Since its inception in 2013, RI-CART has enrolled 1,400 individuals into the patient registry, and has developed strong partnerships with community providers and stakeholders. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work as part of a growing multidisciplinary team. More information about RI-CART can be found at www.AutismRI.org .

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:
– Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in psychology, linguistics, cognitive science, neuroscience, or a related field
– Minimum 1-2 years of research experience (preferably in a clinical research setting)
– Experience working with patient populations
– Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Familiarity and/or willingness to learn SPSS or equivalent statistical package, stimulus presentation programs (e.g., E-Prime), database systems (Access; REDCap).
– Excellent verbal communication skills are essential as duties involve interacting with parents and clinical providers
– Strong organization and writing skills
– Must have own transportation

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
– Training in experimental design and statistical analysis
– Proficiency with statistical analysis software (R, SPSS, etc.)

– Spanish language proficiency a plus

Interested applicants should contact Carrie Best, RI-CART Project Coordinator, at CBest@lifespan.org . Please be sure to include a cover letter and CV/resume. Please also be prepared to arrange for letters of recommendation to be emailed upon request.

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