Seeking Research Assistants with backgrounds in health or life sciences for a team project designed to help pregnant women quit smoking.
The Division of Behavioral Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, at the University at Buffalo is offering Research Assistant positions for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Research Assistants will work with Dr. Xiaozhong Wen and research staff on a mentored project designed to help pregnant women quit smoking. This research project involves multicomponent behavioral interventions including education, monitoring and feedback, contingent financial incentives, and support. For this specific position, the Research Assistants will work on literature reviews, data cleaning, data analysis (using SAS), presenting results with tables and figures, drafting manuscripts, and/or presenting their work at an academic conference.
This Research Assistantship is open to students from health and life sciences majors with a 3.0 or higher GPA and basic statistics skills and competencies. Course credit (1-3) is available upon request. The research participants in this project are PREGNANT women who are currently SMOKING.
The specific outcomes of this project will be identified by the faculty mentor at the beginning of your collaboration.
|Length of commitment||Longer than a semester (6-9 months)|
|Level of collaboration||Large group collaboration|
|Benefits||Academic Credit, Volunteer|
|Who is eligible||Strong oral and writing communication skills, 3.0 or higher GPA, basic statistic skills, and willing to learn SAS statistical software|
|Support||Funding is available after the completion of the preparation badge. See below.|
Students participating in this project might be interested in and eligible for the Goldwater Scholarship and the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Connect with the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships to learn more.
To engage with this project, you will work through a series of Project-Based Collaboration digital badges to guide your experience.
To get started, contact the project mentor using the contact information above to discuss availability and after you’ve received approval, you can start the Project Preparation Digital Badge. Here are helpful tips on how to contact a project mentor.
Once you have registered for the Project Preparation Digital Badge, you will receive further instructions related to the activities you will need to complete. In addition, you will also complete the following preparation activities for this particular project: