Position Title: Research Assistant
Grade/Level: Grade 6
Annual Salary: $43,027
Percent Effort: 80%
Center/Institute: Center on Community and Health Disparities
Project: Migrant Puerto Rican PWID: The Influence of Acculturation and Enculturation on HIV/HCV Risk Behaviors
Location: 71 West 23rd Street, NY, NY
Final Date for Receipt of Applications: 3/23/17
This is an 80% time position, requiring 30 hours per week. Specific days of work and work hours may be subject to change; any changes in schedule will be previously discussed with the employee. This position requires flexible scheduling, including evenings and weekends.
- Help coordinate recruitment of baseline and follow-up participants
- Conduct baseline and follow-up interviews with migrant Puerto Rican PWID
- Transcribe baseline and follow-up interviews
- Help code baseline and follow-up interviews
- Help coordinate interview schedules at study sites
- Assist with ongoing “venue universe” development
- Maintain monthly follow-up communications (phone and in-person) with baseline participants
- Maintain organized and confidential files on study participants at NDRI offices
- Maintain interview account for participant reimbursement, and reconcile interview funds every week
- Prepare weekly progress reports on recruitment, transcriptions, coding, and participants’ follow-ups
- Perform other related tasks as required
- One full year of satisfactory experience as a Jr. Research Assistant, or high school diploma (or GED) and two years of appropriate experience of which at least 6 months have been in behavioral science research.
- Relevant college work may be substituted (one full semester for six months of experience) for all but the behavioral science research experience.
- The successful candidate must be fully bilingual (English/Spanish), with full Spanish oral and written skills.
- Follow a harm reduction approach to people who use drugs
- Be familiar with Puerto Rican people who use drugs, and their service needs
- Experience working with substance-using migrant Puerto Rican PWID in NYC required
- Knowledge of NYC-area harm reduction services and similar programs preferred
To apply online, click here
Or, send cover letter and resume to:
Camila Gelpí-Acosta, Ph.D., Principal Investigator
National Development and Research Institutes, Inc.
71 West 23rd Street/4th Fl
New York, NY 10010