Part-time, Volunteer, Bilingual Research Assistant, Weight Management

February 17, 2020

Position Description
The MOTIVATE Research Lab, led by Dr. Melanie Jay, is seeking a student, interested in pursuing a career in healthcare and obesity-related research, to serve as a research intern to assist with a trial focusing on obesity prevention. This announcement is for the Firework (Financial Incentives for Weight Reduction) study, which is testing different models of financial incentives for weight loss in low-income neighborhoods.

Responsibilities Include

  • Conducting literature searches
  • Recruiting patients/subjects by phone and/or mail
  • Performing study visits, piloting materials in primary care 
  • Performing data analysis
  • Piloting materials in primary care
  • Analysing data 
  • Preparing abstracts and manuscripts
  • Performing administrative duties

Position Requirements

  • Must be bilingual in English and Spanish 

Time Commitment
Part-time (10 hours a week), with a minimum commitment of one year.

To apply, please e-mail your resume or CV, cover letter, and two references to Victoria Sweat with "MOTIVATE Research Internship Opportunity" in the subject line.