Volunteer/Research Assistant Opportunities – Medical
Volunteer/Research Assistants are needed to work on studies that focus on HIV prevention (both at the local and international levels), and premature and low birth weight infants. Ideal candidates are advanced graduate students with previous research experience; a background in public health, psychology, mental health or related fields; proficient computer skills; quantitative and qualitative research experience; basic knowledge and familiarity with SPSS; excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills; strong analytical and writing skills; a demonstrated ability to work within a team setting; and a willingness to work with ethnically diverse and immigrant groups. A commitment of at least three months is required. Research Assistants/Volunteers must also be able to devote between 6 and 8 hours per week to the project. Start and end dates are negotiable.
Duties may include the following:
Volunteer/Research Assistants will gain expertise in a number of areas, in particular library searches, APA referencing, recruitment of study participants, data collection, interview skills, transcribing, coding, data entry using SPSS, grant writing and submission of applications to the Institutional Review Board. Ongoing training and supervision will be provided.
Martha Vibbert, PhD
For more information about research opportunities at the SPARK Center, please contact Dr. Martha Vibbert at 617.414.0501.