Research Asst at Brown in HIV risk

The Research Assistant’s activities will include overseeing recruitment, enrollment, and management of participants in research projects that explore risk factors for engaging in behaviors that could result in HIV transmission/acquisition. The successful RA will be expected to facilitate many key aspects of the research, including corresponding with participants to arrange virtual and in-person study “visits,” training participants in completing study procedures, monitoring the completion of follow-up assessments (conducted on mobile devices), and assisting in data collection/management.

Qualifications:

  • The following are required:
    • BA or BS in a health-related field (e.g., nursing, psychology, public health)
    • Previous research experience (through either academic training or previous work experience)
    • Ability to facilitate rapport and engage with participants
    • Ability to work effectively with participants of diverse racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds, sexual orientations
    • Excellent communication and organizational skills
    • Ability to work independently
    • Flexibility in work schedule, including hours on at least one evening or weekend per week on a regular basis
    • Comfort discussing sensitive topics
    • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office software (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    • Access to transportation to clinic and community sites
    • Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality with respect to client, study, and agency information
  • The following is preferred:
    • Experience working with a clinical population is preferred (i.e., psychiatric hospital, emergency department, troubled youth, etc.)

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