Rhode Island Clinical Research Assistant Position

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    Rachel Wightman

    Job Title: Clinical Research Assistant

    Job Description:
    We are seeking a highly motivated, independent individual to work as a Clinical Research Assistant (RA) on studies of emerging drug problems and mental health in a fast-paced emergency department setting. 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, toxicology, or public health. This role includes work on the first NIDA funded grant dedicated to the study of cannabis hyperemesis syndrome.

    Under the general supervision of the Principal Investigator, the RA will be responsible for assisting the study team in all phases of the studies, including clinical recruitment in the Emergency Department, qualitative interview delivery, and follow-up procedures. Study tasks will include, but are not limited to, screening patients for study eligibility, obtaining informed consent, interviewing participants to gather information, preparing and maintaining study records, contacting participants to obtain follow-up data, and data entry. Additionally, RAs will receive exposure to advanced toxicology testing methodologies and analysis.

    The ideal candidate is strongly preferred to have interest in qualitative interviewing as will be involved in qualitative interview performance and coding. Familiarity with REDCap data entry preferred, but not required. The RA will adhere to ethical procedures for subject recruitment and crisis protocols. Finally, the RA may be responsible for assisting with periodic literature reviews, and for assisting in abstract, manuscript, and presentation preparation.

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Highly organized, self-motivated, outstanding attention to detail, and ability to multi-task
    • Excellent verbal communication, written communication, and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with patients, families, hospital, and research staff
    • Ability to think on your feet
    • Excellent analytical and computer skills (e.g., Microsoft suite)
    • Ability to work evenings/weekend hours as needed

    • Background in health sciences, psychology, social work, and/or public health
    • Prior experience with qualitative research
    • Prior experience with clinical research and institutional review boards (IRBs)
    • Comfort with fast-paced emergency department environment
    • Comfort discussing sensitive topics, including histories of drug use
    • 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)

    Organization: Rhode Island Hospital
    Department: Emergency Medicine
    Primary Location: Providence, RI

    To Apply:
    1) Submit an application to Lifespan (jobs.lifespan.org): Job ID# 21920
    2) Send cover letter and resume/CV to rachel_wightman@brown.edu

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