Research Assistant

Brown University

Job Description:

Position Purpose:
This Research Assistant (RA) will support two studies of bystander behavior in young adults, one focused on reducing alcohol-related risk and the other on reducing sexual violence risk in alcohol contexts. RA activities involve participant recruitment and communication; participant tracking and retention, reviewing data quality and managing datafiles, managing participant payments, documenting project procedures, programming screening surveys and assessment batteries, and supporting all investigator research needs. The RA will conduct virtual and in-person sessions with research participants and community advisory group members. The RA is expected to generate and maintain project documentation, conduct library research as needed, and assemble requested materials for IRB modifications, manuscript and presentation preparation, and progress reports. Other activities will include collection, organization, scoring, and management of data and helping with data analysis.

Major Responsibilities include:

  • Participant recruitment, scheduling and conducting study sessions  35%
  • Participant tracking and monitoring completion and integrity of data  30%
  • Program surveys and document assessment batteries and study records  20%
  • Assist with preparing reports and dissemination materials 10 %
  • Serve as fund custodian for disbursement of participant payments 5 %

Job Qualifications and Competencies:

Education & Experience

  • Required: BA or BS in psychology or related field with 1-2 years (3-5 years preferred) experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Required: Proficiency in Word and Excel
  • Coursework in research design and experience with human subjects research preferred
  • Experience in programming online surveys (e.g., Qualtrics software) preferred
  • Experience managing databases preferred
  • Coursework in addiction, substance abuse and/or psychopharmacology preferred
  • Experience with management of ecological momentary assessment data preferred
  • Experience with statistical software preferred.
  • Flexibility in work schedule is preferable, including possible evening hours.
  • Experience with or interest in social media/marketing preferred.

Job Competencies

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize effort to meet project goals
  • Openness to and keen interest in learning new skills
  • Willingness and ability to support and promote a diverse and inclusive campus community
  • All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown University.
  • This is a fixed term position with a current end date of December 31, 2025 which may be extended based upon available funding. This position entails sharing a commitment to accomplish the goals of the research program. A commitment of at least one year is expected; position can be renewed further based on mutual agreement.
  • Position may require flexible hours (e.g., evenings) during some phases of the study, to meet participant needs.

Additional physical demands and working conditions:  Hybrid Eligible

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

All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown University.

Recruiting Start Date:

Job Posting Title:
Research Assistant

Center for Alcohol & Addiction Studies

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:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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