NOTE: The generic online description is not reflective of this specific position, which is NOT a clinical role. The RA will work remotely.
Reframing Firearm Injury Prevention Through Bystander Interventions for Youth Shooting Sports Participants is a CDC-funded, community-based randomized controlled intervention study. This study proposes to examine the effectiveness of “the Reframe”, a theory-based firearm injury prevention intervention for youth and their communities, in changing community-level attitudes and behaviors regarding firearm safety and bystander intervention. The research will be completed through collaboration between National 4-H Shooting Sports, the American Foundation for Firearm Injury Reduction in Medicine (AFFIRM), and researchers at Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University.
We are seeking a Clinical Research Assistant (RA) to assist with intervention development, implementation, monitoring, and community engagement. The RA will work with Principal Investigator Dr. Megan Ranney with opportunities for exposure to co-investigators in psychology, public health, injury prevention, and digital health. This could be an ideal opportunity for a recent college graduate who is looking for experiences to help strengthen an application for graduate studies in psychology, medical school, or public health. Under the general supervision of the Research Program Manager, the RA will be responsible for assisting the study team in all phases of the study. Study tasks will include, but are not limited to, obtaining informed consent, interviewing participants to gather information, creating social media content for the study, preparing and maintaining study records, contacting participants to obtain follow-up data, creating and managing online surveys, and working virtually with study participants to ensure implementation fidelity. The RA will adhere to ethical procedures for subject recruitment and crisis protocols. Finally, s/he may be responsible for assisting with periodic literature reviews, and for assisting with preparation of abstracts, manuscripts, and presentations.
- Bachelor’s degree in social science, social work, and/or public health
- Two-year commitment
- Highly organized, self-motivated, outstanding attention to detail, and ability to multi-task
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively interact with members of the shooting sports
- Ability to think on your feet
- Excellent analytical and computer skills (e.g., Microsoft suite)
- Prior applied or research experience in firearm injury prevention or violence prevention
- Prior experience with firearms or safe handling and storage of firearms
- Prior experience with community-based research/engagement, or implementation science
- Prior experience with qualitative research (e.g., motivational interviewing)
- Prior experience with clinical research and institutional review boards (IRBs)
- Familiarity with data collection software (e.g., REDCap) and citation software (e.g., EndNote)
Weekdays approximately 9:00am – 5:30pm with the understanding that Co-Investigators and 4-H leaders may be in different time zones
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