Clinical Research Assistant at Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University

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    Submitter Name: Brown-Lifespan CDH
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    Job Title:
    Clinical Research Assistant

    Study Description:
    Reframing Firearm Injury Prevention Through Bystander Interventions for Youth Shooting Sports Participants is a CDC-funded, community-based randomized controlled intervention study. This study proposes to examine the effectiveness of “the Reframe”, a theory-based, previously-piloted firearm injury prevention intervention for youth and their communities, in changing community-level attitudes and behaviors regarding firearm safety. The research will be completed through collaboration between National 4-H Shooting Sports, the American Foundation for Firearm Injury Reduction in Medicine (AFFIRM), and researchers at Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University.

    Job Description:
    We are seeking a Clinical Research Assistant (RA) to work on research focused on firearm injury prevention and community engagement. The RA will work with Principal Investigator Dr. Megan Ranney with opportunities for exposure to co-investigators in psychology, public health, injury prevention, and digital health. This could be an ideal opportunity for a recent college graduate who is looking for experiences to help strengthen an application for graduate studies in psychology, medical school, or public health. Under the general supervision of the Principal Investigator and Research Program Manager, the RA will be responsible for assisting the study team in all phases of the studies. Study tasks will include, but are not limited to, obtaining informed consent, interviewing participants to gather information, preparing and maintaining study records, contacting participants to obtain follow-up data, entering data via computer, and performing statistical analyses. The RA will adhere to ethical procedures for subject recruitment and crisis protocols. Finally, s/he may be responsible for assisting with periodic literature reviews, and for assisting with preparation of abstracts, manuscripts, and presentations.

    • Bachelor’s degree in social science, social work, and/or public health
    • Highly organized, self-motivated, outstanding attention to detail, and ability to multi-task
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively interact with members of the shooting sports community
    • Ability to think on your feet
    • Excellent analytical and computer skills (e.g., Microsoft suite)

    • Prior applied or research experience in firearm injury prevention or violence prevention
    • Prior experience with firearms or safe handling and storage of firearms
    • Prior experience with 4-H community
    • Prior experience with community-based research/engagement, or implementation science
    • Prior experience with qualitative research (e.g., motivational interviewing)
    • Prior experience with clinical research and institutional review boards (IRBs)
    • Familiarity with data collection software (e.g., REDCap), electronic medical records (e.g. Epic),
    citation software (e.g., EndNote), and statistical software (e.g., Stata)

    Please note that the Research Assistant will be employed through Rhode Island Hospital, but the work can be done remotely within the U.S.


    Education Level:
    Bachelor’s degree

    Weekdays typically 8:00am – 4:30pm with the understanding that Co-Investigators and 4-H leaders may be in different time zones

    Starting salary (new grad) is $36,000

    Start Date:
    Spring 2021

    Application Process:
    1) Submit an application to Lifespan ( # 17849
    2) Send cover letter and resume/CV to

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