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Number: 2387

Date: 8/2/17

Position Title:  Jr. Research Assistant

Grade/Level:  Grade 4

Annual Salary: $15,486

Percent Effort: 32%

Center/Institute: Community and Health Disparities Research

Project: Giving Men a Voice: Understanding the impact of abuse on men's risk behavior

Location:  71 West 23rd Street, NY, NY


Final Date for receipt of Applications: 8/16/17


Giving Men a Voice is a two-year mixed-methods study that aims to understand the impact of childhood sexual experiences (CSE) among Black and Latino gay and bisexual men living in New York City. The interviewer will conduct in-depth qualitative interviews with these men as well as with service providers. This study will draw on perspectives of Black and Latino sexual minority men and relevant service providers to better understand the role of, and need to include, sexual histories in treatment and counseling settings, with the long-term goal of improving assessment and health outcomes.


This is a part-time position, requiring 12 hours per week for approximately 5 months. Specific days of work and work hours may be subject to change depending on study progress; any changes in schedule will be discussed with the employee.




-  Recruit and screen research participants

-  Conduct interviews with eligible participants at the study sites

-  Maintain participant-related records

-  Maintain interview account

-  Perform other related duties as required






-  HS diploma/GED and one year of satisfactory paid work experience in behavioral science research, a drug treatment program, or community service-related work


Special Skills:


-  Familiarity with Black and Latino men’s issues and networks, including Internet and

   other social venues

-  Familiarity with gay and/or bisexual health issues

-  Previous experience in a research team context

-  Previous experience with qualitative research a plus

-  Sensitivity and commitment to participant confidentiality are essential


Apply Online


Or, send resume and cover letter to:


Ellen Benoit, PhD

National Development and Research Institutes, Inc.

71 West 23rd Street/4th Floor

New York, NY 10010