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Research Assistant


Research Assistant

  • req3133
  • Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23284
  • School of Social Work
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
The VCU School of Social Work invites applications for an hourly research assistant position with an emphasis on maternal and child health research and translational science. The research assistant will join a research team to develop and examine the efficacy of a trauma-informed preventive intervention to reduce poor maternal and child health. There will be considerable opportunities for the research assistant to participate in intervention development and implementation, recruitment, data collection and analysis, manuscript preparation, and grant writing. The position will collaborate with graduate students, research assistants, and undergraduate students in the lab. The research assistant position is for a 12-month period, with the option to renew for an additional year contingent on performance.

Minimum Hiring Standards: Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, public health, or a related discipline. The ideal candidate for this position will have demonstrated experience conducting intervention research (focus groups, elicitation interviews, curriculum development), have strong initiative and communication skills, and be proficient in working with quantitative data and relevant data analysis. Applicants must have a demonstrated record of working with diverse child and youth populations.

Preferred Hiring Standards: Previous experience in intervention research areas including home visitation, prevention, trauma-informed care, motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and evaluation research. Strong interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills. Preference will be given to individuals who have prior experience with intervention development and implementation.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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