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Volunteer Research Assistant

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We are looking to add 1-3 volunteer research assistants to our lab to primarily work on an NIH-funded study titled, “Expediting enrollment into autism-specific intervention for Black toddlers: A telehealth-based family navigation approach”. Research assistants will have the opportunity to learn about clinical trial administration, family navigation, qualitative research (e.g., qualitative interviews, transcription, coding, analysis), and community-engaged work (e.g., working with a community advisory board).

Prior research experience is not required. Ideal candidates will be able to make a minimum of a 1-year commitment to working in the lab. The ability to make a longer commitment is preferred (i.e., candidates who are Freshmen or Sophomores). The weekly minimum commitment is 9 hours.

Candidates with lived experience that aligns with the populations studied (i.e., autism, Black families) are encouraged to apply.

Previous research assistants in the lab have gone on to be accepted into graduate programs (e.g., Masters of Public Health at UNC) and have had research presentations accepted at national conferences. For students who make longer-term commitments, opportunities to pursue Honors Theses or PSYC 395 credits may be made available.

Interested candidates should submit the following to Dr. Caravella via email at
– Resume/CV
– A 1 page cover letter detailing your interest in this opportunity, and any relevant previous experience.

Faculty Advisor
Kelly Caravella, PhD
Research Supervisor
Kelly Caravella, PhD
Type of Position
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