Russian-speaking part-time research assistant (temporary)

Russian-speaking part-time research assistant (temporary)

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Posted Job Title
Russian-speaking part-time research assistant (temporary)

Job Profile Title
Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt

Job Description Summary
The Psychology of Eating And Consumer Health (PEACH) Lab at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is currently seeking Russian-speaking part-time research assistants (RAs) for a research study working with a food pantry in Northeast Philadelphia. The study is a randomized control trial examining a behavioral economic intervention. This is a fieldwork position that involves recruiting research participants from a waiting area and completing basic study measurements such as height, weight, and blood pressure. RAs will be reimbursed for travel costs.

Job Description

Desired skills:

- Ability to speak Russian

- Customer service skills

- Comfortable with open, two-way communication among team members

- Strong organizational skills

- Competency in Excel, Google Sheets, and/or REDCap

Job description:

- Regularly travel to research site in Northeast Philadelphia

- Recruit and enroll participants into research studies

- Conduct informed consent and cross-sectional interviews

- Manage and enter data with REDCap

- Attend Lab meetings via phone or Zoom video chat and provide feedback on fieldwork experiences

Required availability:

RAs work between 8 and 28 hours per week. Available shifts are as follows:
  • Tuesdays 9am-5pm (includes lunch break and travel time to/from Pantry)
  • Wednesdays 9am-5pm (includes lunch break and travel time to/from Pantry)
  • Thursdays 9am-5pm (includes lunch break and travel time to/from Pantry)

Please submit your resume/CV and a brief letter explaining your interest in the role and outlining your availability during the above shifts.

To learn more about the PEACH Lab's work, visit us at

Pay rate is $17- 20 hourly.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$7.25 - $155.75

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Special Requirements
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