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|
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.
If you are planning to use this project to satisfy program requirements for your academic major or minor, it is your responsibility to obtain approval from your academic department prior to beginning the project.
Once you begin the digital badge series, you will have access to all the necessary activities and instructions. Your mentor has indicated they would like you to also complete the specific preparation activities below. Please reference this when you get to Step 2 of the Preparation Phase.