Student working on a research project.

Clinical Research Assistant

The EvarQuit Project is seeking 2-4 undergraduate Research Assistants (RAs) to join our multidisciplinary team in our latest randomized controlled trial to test better ways to quit smoking.

RAs will have an opportunity to interact directly with smokers from the community as they work to break free of smoking - the single greatest cause of preventable death in the United States. RAs will help recruit and screen participants and set up and run visits. RAs will be trained on a variety of tasks and measures administered during the visits, including biological assessments such as blood pressure, carbon monoxide, and drug use screening, as well as computerized surveys using REDCap. There will also be clerical aspects of the position, as meticulous record-keeping is essential. As RAs develop in the lab, there is the potential to take on greater responsibility and master advanced research skills. Regular research meetings will explore a variety of smoking- and treatment-related topics. Many of our previous RAs have gone on to graduate programs in psychology, medicine, and other fields.

Students who perform well in their first semester have priority for paid positions in subsequent semesters, including Summer positions.

Sound interesting to you?
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But hurry – we will review applications as we receive them. All applications for Spring 2019 should be received by Wed, Dec 26th at 11pm.

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Psychology, Behavioral Health, Medicine, Pharmacology
Student Skill-Set Needed: Given the time involved in training research assistants, we ask that applicants provide at least a 2-semester commitment of ~6-10 hours per week, Application via the link below.

Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer, Work Study
Available: Fall, Spring, Summer


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

Faculty Member: Larry Hawk
Title: Professor
Department: Psychology
Office: 316 Diefendorf Hall