The Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute at Brown University integrates research, clinical practice, public health efforts, and education programs to improve the health of children; address the issue of poverty and how it impacts child health; and train the next generation of child health leaders. Faculty, staff, and students from the School of Public Health, the Alpert Medical School, Hasbro Childrenâ??s Hospital, and Women and Infants Hospital work together to understand genetic, prenatal, and early life factors associated with health problems of children and to develop effect new strategies for prevention and treatment. The team of analysts work closely with the director, faculty research affiliates, data scientists, and key community partners, including state and municipal governments, non-profit organizations, the business community, and Rhode Island families to address the health needs of children.
The research assistant will be responsible for retrieving and processing a variety of specimens, including blood, urine, saliva, cord blood, and placenta. All specimens will need to be prepared for future laboratory analysis. Job duties would include putting barcodes on specimens, maintaining specimen integrity, performing centrifugation and entering data into computer systems prior to transporting specimens to long-term storage facility. Additional responsibilities include performing general lab administration, which includes organization and maintenance of lab databases and stock. The applicant should be detail-oriented with thorough and methodical work habits. Ideal candidate will have knowledge of medical terminology and previous work experience in a laboratory.
Bachelorâ??s degree in biology or related field, or equivalent combination of experience and education.
One year of biological laboratory experience preferred.
Must provide own transportation to research sites and freezer facilities.
Strong attention to detail, superior work ethic, professionalism and organizational skills required.
Previous data entry experience preferred.
Strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Power-Point, Excel, Email) required with the willingness to learn new software applications and technologies.
Experience with Freezerworks and REDCap preferred.
Ability to work evenings and weekends, as needed.
Experience working in human subjects research and experience preferred.
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Laboratory Research Assistant
School of Public Health
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