The Boston University (BU) Center for Behavioral Science Research (CBSR) in the Department of Health Policy and Health Services Research at the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated full-time research assistant with a solid background in health psychology or a closely related field. The research assistant will primarily work on developing a series of studies (qualitative interviews, feasibility and usability) that aim to integrate lifestyle and health behavior change programs in a dental clinic setting using mobile and digital health technology. Duties include study protocol development, IRB submission, study participant recruitment and data collection, organizing and keeping accurate records of team meetings, liaising with partners at the BU dental clinic, literature reviews and other research related tasks.
Applicants should possess a BA or BS degree in psychology or related social science field plus two or more years of research experience working with human subjects, excellent communication and organizational skills, and a strong interest in the application of mobile technology to improve population health. Previous experience using mobile or electronic health for behavior change would be an advantage. The research assistant will join a growing dynamic group of health psychologists and behavioral medicine experts, research staff and postdoctoral associates working on several ongoing projects, and will be afforded the opportunity for professional development. Salary and benefits are competitive.
The Boston University Medical Campus is comprised of the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, the School of Medicine, and the School of Public Health, providing a strong collaborative interdisciplinary environment with a wealth of resources, including the NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) which provides an array of services, collaborative opportunities, pilot funding, and training. Robust collaborations with the surrounding community supports dissemination research.
Fluent computer skills (Adobe Acrobat, MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint). Some early evening and Saturday hours may be necessary. The position also requires 1- 3 years experience in human subjects research, strong organizational and time management skills, attention to detail, the capacity to work with a team and engage in a professional manner with research participants.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
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