Part-time, Volunteer, Bilingual Research Assistant, Weight Management

May 1, 2019


NYU School of Medicine MOTIVATE Research Lab


Position Description

The MOTIVATE Research Lab, led by Dr. Melanie Jay, is seeking a student, interested in pursuing a career in healthcare and obesity-related research, to serve as a research intern to assist with a trial focusing on obesity prevention. This announcement is for the FIReWoRk (Financial Incentives for Weight Reduction) study, which is testing different models of financial incentives for weight loss in low-income neighborhoods.


Responsibilities include:

  • Conducting literature searches

  • Recruiting patients/subjects by phone and/or mail

  • Performing study visits, piloting materials in primary care 

  • Performing data analysis

  • Piloting materials in primary care

  • Analysing data 

  • Preparing abstracts and manuscripts

  • Performing administrative duties

Position Requirements

  • Must be bilingual in English and Spanish

Time Commitment
Part-time (10 hours a week), with a minimum commitment of one year. 


To apply, please e-mail your resume or CV, cover letter, and two references to Victoria Sweat with "MOTIVATE Research Internship Opportunity" in the subject line.


Keywords: part-time, research assistant, volunteer, Weight Management

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