Research Assistant/Data Management Specialist: RI-CART

We are seeking a motivated and data-oriented research assistant for the growing autism research program at Bradley Hospital and Brown University. This is an outstanding opportunity to be involved in a unique state-wide research registry and in related studies that focus on personalized medicine approaches to autism. Under the general supervision of the Principal Investigators (Stephen Sheinkopf, PhD & Eric Morrow PhD MD) and the Project Coordinator,   the RA will work on the Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research and Treatment (RI-CART; www.autismri.org [www.autismri.org]) and the new Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute at Brown University (www.brown.edu/initiatives/child-health [www.brown.edu]).


Core responsibilities will be to coordinate daily database activities, supports staff in data analysis, and serves as liaison with Information Services on systems development and utilization. Serves as data management project lead for assigned research project team(s) to develop operational databases for data collection and study participant tracking, using a variety of software programs.  May perform basic statistical analysis and reporting. Documents, maintains, and ensures the confidentiality and integrity of the data.  Provides a variety of reports summarizing research data. This position also includes opportunities for interaction with patient populations.  The RA will be part of a unique study team that includes basic and clinical researchers, as well as community stakeholders. 


Position involves data programming, management, and processing for multiple research projects focused on Autism Spectrum Disorder and related developmental disorders. Activities will involve creating data entry and electronic data capture systems, managing multiple large databases, data processing, data quality control, oversight of data entry and cleaning, basic statistical analysis, and preparation of graphs and tables. Experience with programming in REDCap, SPSS, and Access are preferred. Knowledge of statistical analyses in SPSS is preferred. Opportunities to assist with manuscript preparation are available if desired.




*Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related fields and relevant experience.


*Knowledge of statistical analysis.


*Experience in a clinical research setting is highly preferred.


*Experience or meaningful exposure to data analysis, data management and documentation, preferably in a research or academic environment, is also preferred.


*Candidate with research experience and SPSS, REDCap, and/or programming experience preferred.


*If interested, please send a CV/resume and a brief cover letter describing interests and goals.

Application deadline: ASAP

Start date: Jan 2017.

Salary details: Paid. TBD.

Contact Name: Carrie Best, MPH, RICART Project Coordinator
Contact email: CBest@lifespan.org