Center for Digital Health

Clinical Research Assistant: iDOVE2

Job Description: 

We are seeking a Clinical Research Assistant (RA) to work on research focused on the use of digital  health to prevent peer violence and depressive symptoms among at-risk adolescents. The RA will work  with Principal Investigator Dr. Megan Ranney with opportunities for exposure to co-investigators in  psychology, emergency medicine, 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 Manager, the RA will be responsible for assisting the study team in all phases of the  studies, including clinical recruitment in the Emergency Department, intervention delivery, and follow up procedures. 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 is  strongly preferred to have prior training in motivational interviewing and/or psychology, as they will be  administering the intervention. 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 with preparation of abstracts, manuscripts, and presentations. 

Qualifications:  

Requirements:  

• Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline 

• 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 staff, and community members 

• Ability to think on your feet 

• Excellent analytical and computer skills (e.g., Microsoft suite) 

• Ability to work evenings/weekend hours  

Preferences: 

• Background in health sciences, psychology, social work, and/or public health  • Prior training in motivational interviewing and/or psychology 

• Prior experience with clinical research and institutional review boards (IRBs) • Comfort with fast-paced emergency department environment 

• Comfort discussing sensitive topics, including histories of violence and mental health • 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 

Education Level: Bachelor’s degree 

Shift: Days/Evenings/Weekends (40 hours/week)  

Start Date: July – August 2021 

Application Instructions: 

1. Email resume and cover letter to [email protected]

2. Apply Job ID 20337 at jobs.lifespan.org