Seeking Research Assistants to work on a project that helps pregnant women to quit smoking, using multicomponent behavioral interventions including education, monitoring and feedback, and contingent financial incentives.
The Division of Behavioral Medicine, Department of Pediatrics at the University at Buffalo is offering positions of Research Assistants. Research Assistants will work with Dr. Xiaozhong Wen and research staff as a team on a research project that helps pregnant women to quit smoking. This research project involves multicomponent behavioral interventions including education, monitoring and feedback, contingent financial incentives, and supporter. Based on their interests and previous experience, the Research Assistants can choose to work on designing questionnaire, interviewing research subjects, collecting breath and urine samples to test smoking status, entering and managing data, and/or editing educational materials.
This Research Assistantship is open to students from any major and grade level, who are native or near-native speakers of English, and have at least a 3.0 GPA. You can earn course credit (1-3) for this position if you want. The research participants in this project are PREGNANT women who are currently SMOKING. To find out more about the Research Assistantship, or to apply, please go to the website (www.surveymonkey.com/r/ubmchsmokingra) to fill out the screening survey. You can e-mail Dr. Xiaozhong Wen at: firstname.lastname@example.org. The research profile of Dr. Wen can be found at “http://medicine.buffalo.edu/faculty/profile.html?ubit=xiaozhon”.
The specific outcomes of this project will be identified by the faculty mentor at the beginning of your collaboration.
|Length of commitment||To be determined by student/mentor|
|Start time||Fall, Spring, Summer|
|Level of collaboration||To be determined by student/mentor|
|Benefits||Academic Credit, Volunteer|
|Who is eligible||Strong oral communication skills, feel comfortable to interact with pregnant women, native or near-native speakers of English, and have at least a 3.0 GPA|
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.
The specific preparation activities for this project will be customized through discussions between you and your project mentor. Please be sure to ask them for the instructions to complete the required preparation activities.