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Boston University RESEARCH ASSISTANT, School of Social Work, Administration in BOSTON, Massachusetts

As one of the nations top schools of social work, Boston University School of Social Work (BUSSW) is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in education, research, and evidence-based practice to advance social justice and to solve the most pressing societal problems of the 21st century. The BUSSW and Center for Innovation in Social Work (CISWH) currently invites applications for a bilingual (Spanish) speaking Research Assistant (RA) to work on a randomized clinical trial funded by the National Institute of Health training community health workers to deliver behavioral treatment to reduce harms related to heavy drinking and drug use in the community.

Candidates must have strong interpersonal and communication skills. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and capable of working with a culturally diverse population. The RA will be responsible for study activities including but not limited to: advertising, screening and recruiting eligible participants, scheduling and coordinating participant meetings and participant payment procedures, maintaining timely communications with participants to maintain treatment engagement, administering all study-related assessments, and assisting with data collection, scoring, and entry.

Required Skills

  • 1-3 years of experience or equivalent

  • BA or BS in psychology or related field preferred.

  • Bilingual Spanish (Native speakers strongly encouraged).

  • High interpersonal communication, organizational skills, and ability to work on the team.

  • Professional attitude and attention to important detail required.

  • The RA must be highly motivated, and capable with working with a culturally diverse population.

  • The RA for this position must have strong interpersonal skills.

  • Knowledge of computer applications, including word processing, Endnote, and Excel preferred.

  • Capacity to work some evenings/weekends when necessary.

  • Travel to study sites may be required.

  • This position offers competitive salary and is eligible for Boston University's generous benefits package including health, dental, life insurance, tuition remission, paid time off, and so much more!

    We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Required Experience