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Full-time Paid Weight Management Research Assistant at Montefiore Medical Group

Application Deadline:

Sun., Oct. 15


Montefiore Medical Group

Position Description: Dr. Judith Wylie-Rosett and Dr. Melanie Jay are seeking a full-time research assistant to join the team and assist with implementation of a primary care-based clinical trial at Montefiore Medical Group and the VA Hospital. The team is conducting research aimed to improve the treatment and prevention of obesity in primary care.

Responsibilities include:

  • Understanding objectives of the study, surveys, and other material used

  • Identifying eligible patients from the electronic health record

  • Contacting potential candidates in compliance with Human Subjects research requirements

  • Screening, recruiting, and obtaining informed consent from eligible patients

  • Obtaining baseline measures and weight

  • Interviewing participants to obtain data and entering data into database

  • Assisting in development and distribution of recruitment materials

  • Assisting study coordinator with setting up meetings and participating in the meetings

  • Assisting with IRB procedures

  • Performing other administrative duties as necessary

Position Requirements:

  • Six months to 1 year clerical experience required

  • BA or BS in Psychology or other health-related field preferred

  • Strong interpersonal, writing, and computer skills

  • Ability to be a team player and take directives from team leaders

  • Ability to pay attention to detail and manage time

  • Ability to be compassionate, empathetic, non-judgemental, motived, and an active listener

  • Fluency in Spanish (verbal and written) required

  • Experience with data collection, data management, and/or IRB or grant materials and applications, a plus

  • Ability to work in the Bronx and commute to Manhattan required

Time Commitment: Full-time

Compensation: $19.45 per hour

Apply: To apply, please email resume, cover letter (expressing relevant areas of interest), one reference contact, and date available to start to Adefunke Ajenikoko. Please include "Research Assistant Position" in the subject line of the email.  |  Tel: 707 797 7008

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