Clinical Research Assistant

Brown University

Job Description:

The Petzschner lab in the Carney Institute for Brain Science has developed a smartphone app (SOMA) to track pain symptoms in patient populations. The Clinical Research Assistant will support the execution of several large-scale research studies (online and local) that involve chronic pain patients and the use of the SOMA app as well as EEG recordings.

This is a fixed term position with a current end date of 12/31/2025 which may be extended based upon available funding.


  • Monitoring of large research study with Chronic Pain patients
  • Recruitment for research studies and clinical trials
  • Administrative coordination


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Neuroscience, Psychology or relevant field and 1-2 research years experience required (or equivalent combination of education and experience)
  • Clinical trial experience preferred
  • Experience performing EEG or ECG tests preferred
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are required for working with the study participants
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Analytical skills and the ability to resolve technical or research problems and issues and to interpret the acceptability of data results
  • High degree of computer literacy
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize a variety of tasks
  • Careful attention to detail
  • Ability to demonstrate professionalism and respect for subject’s rights and individual needs
  • Knowledge of data management programs
  • Willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive campus community

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Recruiting Start Date:

Job Posting Title:
Clinical Research Assistant

Robert J. and Nancy D. Carney Institute for Brain Science

Grade 8

Worker Type:

Worker Sub-Type:
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type:
Full time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

Position Work Location:
Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
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