Full-time, Paid, Research Assistant, Infectious Disease and Substance Use

May 31, 2022

Mon., April 18 

Substance Use and Stigma of Addiction Program, Department of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College

Position Description
The Weil Cornell Medical College Department of Medicine and Department of Psychiatry are seeking a research assistant who will support a current research program that works at the intersection of infectious diseases and substance use within the Substance Use and Stigma of Addiction Program

Responsibilities include:

  • Conducting research with persons who are living with substance use disorders including those with justice involvement
  • Performing recruitment
  • Conducting the informed consent process
  • Conducting interviews for study assessments
  • Collecting biologic specimens (e.g., urine)
  • Assuring retention, data collection and entry into databases, and quality assurance
  • Assisting other project staff with recruitment and community outreach, data management, amendments of project manuals, IRB submissions, and other tasks.

Position Requirements

  • Have experience with, or willing to learn, research skills including how to conduct study interviews, including standardized measures of substance use and HIV medication adherence and collection of biological specimens
  • Willing to work with people living with HIV or other infectious diseases and/or substance use disorders
  • Ability to communicate with and build relationships with hospital staff and clinicians, community partners and other agencies.
  • Ability to work effectively with people of different backgrounds and levels of education.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills including the ability to be non-judgmental in all interactions.
  • Ability to adapt to a flexible work schedule and prioritize work appropriately. May require some weekend and evening hours.

Time Commitment
Full-time, 37.5 hours per week with a one-year minimum commitment. 


Please send your cover letter and resume to Giselle Appel