February 2, 2015

Full-time Clinical Research Assistant Position, Infant Biobehavioral Research, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI

Brown Medical School, Full-Time Clinical Research Position: Infant Biobehavior Research, BA/BS Required
*Great opportunity to work with newborn infants 
*Be part of cutting-edge research 
*Work alongside expert faculty and staff
The Maternal and Infant Studies Laboratory at Brown Medical School (Laura Stroud, Ph.D., Principal Investigator) is seeking a full-time research assistant. Research in our laboratory is focused on biobehavioral mechanisms linking maternal smoking and depression during pregnancy and infant behavioral development. We are seeking a research assistant to conduct behavioral examinations in newborns in the hospital and through home visits in the Providence area.  Position also involves delivery room research involving collecting biological specimens (placentas, cord blood, saliva). Additional responsibilities include assistance with recruitment and participant screening, data entry/management/analysis, and supervision of undergraduate research assistants. Opportunities to conduct independent research, submit presentations to conferences, prepare papers for publication are available. Start date May-July, 2015

QualificationsBachelor’s degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Biology or related fields by May/June 2015 is required. Facility with Excel and Word and strong organizational and communication skills are required. Weekend availability is required.
Prior research experience, experience with infants, experience handling biological specimens, and experience with SPSS statistical software is preferred.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Carrie Best, M.P.H.,cbest@lifespan.org,

with “Infant Biobehavioral Researcher Application” in the subject line. 

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