Research Assistant

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 14, 2020
Employment Type
Part Time
Posting Details

Job # 036639 Department Code 21826-3230 Department Psychology Job Title Research Assistant Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with Experience Staff Level S3 FLSA Status Non-exempt Hours

Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Part time position, 20 hours per week, full calendar year.

Job Type Part-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

Drs. Sarah Woolf-King and Stephen Maisto are recruiting a research assistant to work in the Psychology & Health Research Lab in the Department of Psychology at Syracuse University. The goal of the NIAAA -funded lab is to inform the development of behavioral and psychological interventions that enhance the well-being of high-risk populations. The majority of the work in the lab focuses on populations affected by hazardous alcohol use, sexual risk behavior, and/or behavioral aspects of HIV treatment and prevention. Current projects include: (1) the ACCEPT Study (R34AA026246), a pilot randomized clinical trial of a telephone-based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ) intervention for HIV+ hazardous drinkers. (2) The IN- VOICE study (K01AA021671), a daily diary study of substance use and sexual behavior among HIV+ men who have sex with men ( MSM ). (3) The alcohol and implicit processes study (R01 AA022301), an alcohol challenge and ecological momentary assessment study of alcohol’s acute effects on sexual risk behaviors in MSM . (4) Multiple graduate student projects related to alcohol and other drug use, sexual behavior, and minority stress.

This is a part time position, 20 hours per week, full calendar year.


• B.S. or B.A. in psychology or related field

Job Specific Qualifications

• Preference will be given to candidates with outstanding written and oral communication skills, experience working on NIH or equivalent grants, proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, EndNote (or a similar reference manager), SPSS and/or other statistical software (e.g., R, STATA ), and experience in database management and basic statistical analysis.


• Recruiting, screening, and scheduling research participants.

• Conducting telephone-based assessments for enrolled participants.

• Assisting with the maintenance of the project’s database and performing basic data cleaning and descriptive analyses.

• Conducting literature reviews and writing for manuscripts and grants.

• Assisting with the maintenance of IRB approvals and drafting IRB amendments.

Physical Requirements

Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter.

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