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NYU School of Medicine MOTIVATE Research Lab Intern

Start Date: ASAP

Position Description

The MOTIVATE Research Lab, led by Dr. Melanie Jay, is seeking student to serve as research interns to assist with the implementation of a primary care-based cluster RCT study. The intervention, entitled "Goals for Eating and Moving (GEM)", utilizes a goal-setting tool (GEM Tool) delivered via tablet computers, team-based care, trained health coaches, and primary care physicians to encourage goal-setting and weight management. The cluster-randomized controlled trial will be implemented at multiple urban health centers to assess efficacy, including the VA New York Harbor and at sites within the Montefiore Medical Group (MMG). Research interns have many opportunities to be trained and mentored by senior team members, lead analyses on different datasets, as well as attend conferences and lectures at NYU School of Medicine.

Position Requirements

  • Strong interpersonal and writing skills

  • Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

  • Experience or interest in health education a plus

  • Proficiency in Spanish a plus

Time Commitment

Part-time (10-15 hours per week plus mandatory weekly 90-minute meeting), with a minimum commitment of one year.


To apply, please e-mail your resume or CV and cover letter (describing any experience that highlights communication skills) to Adefunke Ajenikoko (  |  Tel: 707 797 7008

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