Mobile and Electronic Health: Research Assistant

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January 26th, 2017

The Boston University (BU) Division of Behavioral Science Research in the Department of Health Policy and Health Services Research at the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated full-time research assistant with a background in health psychology, behavioral medicine or a closely related field to join our ‘Center for Mobile and Electronic Health’, an exciting, new initiative funded by the Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research through its Affinity Research Collaborative (ARC) grant. The overall mission of the newly established Center is to conduct state-of-the art research and training in mobile and electronic health to improve the health of underserved populations across the lifespan.

The research assistant will primarily work on developing pilot studies directly supported by the ARC grant, contribute to the Center’s website and maintaining a strong social media presence (Twitter, Facebook).

Content areas include tobacco and health behavior/lifestyle interventions in at-risk, underserved populations using mobile health technology.

Duties include protocol development, IRB submission, study participant recruitment and data collection, organizing and keeping accurate records of team meetings, and other research related tasks.

Applicants should possess a degree in psychology or a closely related behavioral or social science plus one or more years of relevant research experience, excellent communication and organizational skills, as well as a strong interest in the application of mobile technology to health behaviors. Previous experience using mobile health for behavior change would be an advantage.  Salary and benefits are competitive.

The Boston University Medical Campus is comprised of the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, the School of Medicine, and the School of Public Health, providing a strong collaborative interdisciplinary environment with a wealth of resources, including the NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) which provides an array of services, collaborative opportunities, pilot funding, and training.  Robust collaborations with the surrounding community supports dissemination research.  Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to Dr. Belinda Borrelli, Director of Behavioral Science Research and PI/Co-director of the BU Center for Mobile and Electronic Health: