Research Study Assistant (Part-Time)

Research Study Assistant (Part-Time)

The COAST (Contexts of Adolescent Stress and Thriving) Lab is seeking a part time (20 Hours per week) Research Study Assistant to assist the Project Research Coordinator in research and administrative duties for active primary data collection on the Biology, Identity, and Opportunity (BIO) Study (Dr. Emma Adam, P.I.), an intervention study designed to reduce social, academic and biological stress among high school students. The position is for 1 year, with the possibility of extension depending on available funding. The most promising candidate for the role will demonstrate the following qualities:

  • Strong organizational skills with foresight to prioritize goals when dealing with multiple and competing tasks
  • Team player who is proactive and takes initiative when presented with problems
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and abide by human subject research regulations
  • Ability to work independently, flexibility to be directed when necessary and demonstrate high professionalism at all times
  • Eagerness and willingness to learn technology/software and administrative systems pertinent for meeting job responsibilities
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and Powerpoint)
  • Experience and knowledge working with diverse adolescent populations a plus

Tasks/Responsibilities for the role include but are not limited to:

  • Entering data into database software and checking to ensure the accuracy of the inputted data
  • Checking for errors and discrepancies in the data
  • Scheduling of lab meetings and management of event calendar
  • Maintaining office organization through filing and answering phone calls
  • Assisting in research-related administrative tasks such as preparation of documents for expense reports and other financial documents and scheduling participants for data collection
  • Provide support as needed to Project Coordinator in participant recruitment and field data collection
  • Support communication with research staff when Project Coordinator is working remotely or in the field


  • Bachelor’s degree in the social sciences with at least 1 year of work experience in an administrative setting
  • Able to work flexible schedule (Saturdays and late afternoon)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with data entry
  • Can provide own transportation

Preferred qualifications:

  • Previous research experience

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