Research Assistant

Research Assistant

Posted 2 months ago

CUNY Institute for Implementation Science and Population Health

HIV Prevention study with Men who Have Sex with Men


The CUNY Institute for Implementation Science and Population Health (ISPH) is hiring a full-time Research Assistant (RA) with experience in the areas of HIV Prevention with Men who have sex with men. This new study will be enrolling a US national sample of HIV-negative gay and bisexual men, all of whom complete at-home HIV testing and are followed longitudinally.  This study is being led by Dr. Christian Grov.

Position Description: Seeking a full-time (preferred) or part-time RA. The Research Assistant will be will be working on a large US national study of gay and bisexual men who are enrolled via electronic recruitment methods and who complete at-home self-administered HIV testing as well as at-home online surveys.  RAs perform simple to moderately complex research and analytic activities as part of a research team or working individually, that is, the work occurs under various degrees of supervision.

• BA/BS in social or behavioral sciences or public health required;
• 1 year research assistant experience in closely applicable research.

• Assist in gathering of information for research and reports;
• Conduct interviews & assessments of research participants/subjects (performs tasks related to qualitative and quantitative data collection);
• Follow study protocols and accurately document research findings for gathering qualitative and quantitative data;
• Keep accurate, well-organized records;
• Ability to handle multiple tasks at a given time;
• Coding data, as well as data entry;
• Maintain confidentiality as required by the project or as directed by supervisors;
• Assist other research staff in coordinating projects;
• Assist in literature reviews for papers or presentations;
• Assist in training new employees in routine processes and procedures.
• Perform other duties as assigned

• Fundamental understanding of research methodology, design, and measures;
• Background in HIV/AIDS research, LGBT Health, and alcohol/drug use issues;
• Ability to use SPSS;
• Strong communication (written, oral) skills, friendly demeanor, and ability to communicate with research staff and research participants;
• Familiarity with Qualtrics and Access Database management
• Bilingual applicants (Spanish and English) strongly encouraged to apply.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Benefits: Full-time employees have access to range of benefits including health, vision, dental, retirement, paid sick leave and paid vacation. Part-time employees accrue benefits including paid sick leave and vacation.

To apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume when applying to this posting. Click here to apply. CUNY is an equal opportunity employer.

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