Hiring Clinical Research Assistant- Child & Family Psych at Rhode Island Hospital

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Hiring Clinical Research Assistant- Child & Family Psych at Rhode Island Hospital

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The Childhood Asthma Research Innovation Program involves research and intervention programs focused on improving the asthma outcomes and overall well-being of children with asthma and their families. Specific initiatives are described below. The Program is part of the Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute and is comprised of a multi-disciplinary team of researchers and clinicians who examine psychophysiological interactions, management behaviors and outcomes, and co-morbid conditions in children and adolescents with asthma using state-of- the art clinical and behavioral approaches.  A major emphasis of our work has involved translating research into interventions and designing programs to improve children’s illness management, reduce health care use, and improve functioning and quality of life for children and their families.  

We are interviewing candidates for a clinical research assistant position to assist with two complementary projects: 1) Stress, Biomarkers, and Behavioral Factors Associated with Asthma Onset; and 2) Asthma, Biomarkers, and Behavioral Processes and the Environment in School-Aged Children.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
1. Collect data in the form of questionnaires, interviews, specialized electronic monitoring devices
2. Data organization and data entry
3. Assisting with coordination of each aspect of the proposed project, including administrative tasks and
        communication with all research team members, school personnel and other community members.
4. Coordinating meetings, taking meeting minutes, documenting of study decisions
5. Assistance with tracking and reporting study milestones
6. Lab organization
7. Assisting with preparing conference presentations, manuscripts and grant proposals

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

Interested individuals should email a resume and cover letter to:

Callie Bacon, MPH
Program Coordinator, Childhood Asthma and Food Allergy Research Program | RIH
1 Hoppin Street, Suite 204
Providence, RI 02903
(401)793-8028/ (401) 793-8749 (fax)