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Company: Brown University
Location: Providence, RI
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


Job Description:

The Research Assistant (RA) at the Brown-Lifespan Center for Digital Health (CDH) joins a vibrant team supporting the CDH Founding Director (Dr. Megan Ranney) under the general supervision of the CDH Program Director (Mr. John Patena). The RA is involved in fast-paced research aimed at addressing key ongoing and emerging problems in public health, digital health, and violence prevention. The RA will be responsible for assisting CDH staff/leadership on a variety of multidisciplinary research projects. The RA will assist in a wide range of project-related tasks including: data collection; literature reviews and synthesis; drafting of reports; organization of project materials; writing and revising manuscripts, research reports, and grant applications; assist in the development of data visualizations and presentations; synthesize data from CDH programs; track CDH-wide key performance indicators; and other tasks as assigned. The RA may also assist in the development and execution of community-based projects. The RA will liaise with Brown University faculty and students to identify distinct projects and create timelines to support this effort (under close guidance from the Program Director). The position also performs additional related tasks as necessary. All tasks may be performed independently and/or without direct supervision in an on- or off-site location.


Required:  Bachelor's degree (BA or BS) in public health, health services research, or similar field


  • Experience with healthcare data, medical literature review
  • Prior experience in public health, digital health, or violence prevention research / programming

Job Competencies

  • Ability to set goals and work independently to manage both short- and long-term responsibilities
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing work conditions
  • Excellent organizational skills with keen attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills
  • Computer skills (word processing, data management, Power Point, reference manager)
  • Self-reliant, organized, flexible and able to prioritize multiple research activities
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Possess a willingness and ability to support diverse and inclusive environment

This is largely a sedentary role that involves sitting most of the time. The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing and analyzing data and figures.

Additional physical demands and working conditions:  Hybrid Eligible

All candidates must possess a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment.

 All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification that are satisfactory to Brown University.

This is a fixed term position with a current end date of 9/30/2023 which may be extended based upon available funding.

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Job Posting Title:

Research Assistant


Public Health Administration


Grade 8

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Time Type:

Full time

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Position Classification:

Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Vaccination Requirements:

In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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EEO Statement:

Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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