Student working on a research project.

Research Assistant

The Division of Behavioral Medicine, Department of Pediatrics at the University at Buffalo is offering positions of Research Assistants in 2016 and 2017. Research Assistants will work with Dr. Xiaozhong Wen and research staff as a team on a research project that helps pregnant women to quit smoking. This research project involves multicomponent behavioral interventions including education, monitoring and feedback, contingent financial incentives, and supporter. Based on their interests and previous experience, the Research Assistants can choose to work on designing questionnaire, interviewing research subjects, collecting breath and urine samples to test smoking status, entering and managing data, and/or editing educational materials.

This Research Assistantship is open to students from any major and grade level, who are native or near-native speakers of English, and have at least a 3.0 GPA. You can earn course credit (1-3) for this position if you want. The research participants in this project are PREGNANT women who are currently SMOKING. To find out more about the Research Assistantship, or to apply, please go to the website ( to fill out the screening survey. You can e-mail Dr. Xiaozhong Wen at: The research profile of Dr. Wen can be found at “”.

Research Project Information

Student Skill-Set Needed: Strong oral communication skills, feel comforatable to interact with pregnant women, native or near-native speakers of English, and have at least a 3.0 GPA
Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer
Available: Fall, Spring, Summer


For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Xiaozhong Wen
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Medicine And Biomedical Sciences