Job Details

University of Pennsylvania
  • Position Number: 2612518
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Position Type: Laboratory and Research


(Part-Time) Research Assistant (Medical Ethics)


University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Employers By State in 2021.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

Posted Job Title
(Part-Time) Research Assistant (Medical Ethics)

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 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 room and completing basic study measurements such as height, weight, and blood pressure. Transportation to and from the food pantry is available from campus. RAs who drive will be reimbursed for travel costs.

Desired skills:

- Customer service skills

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

- Strong organizational skills

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

- Ability to speak Russian a plus! But not required

Job description:

- Regularly travel to research site in Northeast Philadelphia

- Recruit and enroll participants into research studies over face to face

- Conduct informed consent and cross-sectional interviews face to face

- Manage and enter data

- Attend Lab meetings via phone or Bluejeans 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 12-7pm (includes lunch break and travel time to/from Pantry)
Wednesdays 11am-5pm (includes lunch break and travel time to/from Pantry)
Thursdays 11am-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 www.peachlab.org.

Anticipated salary: $15.00 /hour

Job Description

The Psychology of Eating And Consumer Health (PEACH) Lab at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is currently seeking 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 room and completing basic study measurements such as height, weight, and blood pressure. Transportation to and from the food pantry is available from campus. RAs who drive will be reimbursed for travel costs.

Desired skills:

- Customer service skills

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

- Strong organizational skills

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

- Ability to speak Russian a plus! But not required

Job description:

- Regularly travel to research site in Northeast Philadelphia

- Recruit and enroll participants into research studies over face to face

- Conduct informed consent and cross-sectional interviews face to face

- Manage and enter data

- Attend Lab meetings via phone or Bluejeans 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 12-7pm (includes lunch break and travel time to/from Pantry)
  • Wednesdays 11am-5pm (includes lunch break and travel time to/from Pantry)
  • Thursdays 11am-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 www.peachlab.org.

Anticipated salary: $15.00 /hour

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$7.25 - $230.00

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check may be required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.


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