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.|
To engage with this project, you will work through a series of Project-Based Collaboration digital badges to guide your experience. These badges will:
All students who wish to participate in a project on the Project Portal must first complete the Project Preparation Digital Badge. First, contact the project mentor to discuss availability and after you’ve received approval, you can start the Project Preparation Digital Badge.
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: