Graduate Research Assistant, Emory Prevention Research Center

Graduate Research Assistant, Emory Prevention Research Center

***Position open to non-REAL students***


Position Description 

The Emory Prevention Research Center (EPRC) seeks 2 part-time Graduate Research Assistants (15-20 hours/week). The position includes the opportunity to work on Healthy Homes Healthy Families 2-1-1, an environmental change intervention designed to prevent weight gain among adults by decreasing energy intake. This intervention is designed to guide families into creating healthier home environments that support healthy eating. GRA tasks include data collection via telephone interviews, data entry, and other duties as needed. 


Organization Description 

The EPRC conducts research and evaluation on chronic disease prevention and promotes evidence-based cancer prevention and control. The research and activities of the EPRC are planned with the participation and input of our community partners, in the spirit of community-based participatory research. Our cancer projects are funded by NCI and the CDC to promote the use of evidence-based cancer prevention practices. Click here for more information about the EPRC. Information about Healthy Homes Healthy Families 2-1-1 is available here.  



Minimum Qualifications

  • Highly motivated, efficient, organized, detail-oriented and interest or experience working on research, evaluation, or cancer prevention and control.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior work experience preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Experience with Microsoft Office products. Experience with Excel, Access, online survey software, or SPSS a plus. Experience with qualitative data collection, quantitative data collection, and 24-hour dietary recalls is a plus.


Additional Position Details

  • Hours per week: 15-20 hours/week
  • Schedule requirements/preferences: Availability to work a flexible schedule, evenings and weekends included, for 15-20 hours per week.
  • Compensation: GRA level salary ($13.50/hour)
  • Start Date: April 2021


How to Apply 

  • Application Deadline: April 16, 2021
  • Send resume and cover letter by email to: Clarisa Hernandez, Emory Prevention Research Center at cherna9 [at] emory [dot] edu


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