Two new Research Assistant positions are open to assist Dr. Catherine Stanger on projects focused on digital and web-based interventions for health behavior among young adults and adolescents. The Research Assistants will work on an NIH funded randomized trial of an intervention to improve health behavior among young adults with type 1 diabetes. In addition to other research responsibilities, Research Assistants will serve as health coaches, gaining skills in motivational interviewing and problem-solving training.
Research staff will benefit from the rich academic environment of the CTBH. This position provides excellent experience for persons seeking to build skills necessary for conducting clinical research, and for those planning to apply to graduate school.
The Research Assistants will work with app developers and support national, online study recruitment. They will serve as web health coaches and will also screen and consent participants, conduct assessments, track participation, engage in data management, and prepare materials for the IRB. Opportunities will be provided to work with senior investigators and postdoctoral fellows on data analyses, manuscript preparation, and research presentations.
One year of experience in research with human subjects.
Bachelor’s degree in a Human Service field preferably in psychology, human biology, neuroscience, or related fields.
A career interest in clinical psychology or related field.
Experience with Redcap and other database, data management, or statistics software is highly desirable.
A 2-year commitment to the position is preferred. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, responsible, able to work independently, and have strong interpersonal and communication skills as well as meticulous attention to detail.
Anticipated start date: 4/1/20 or later.