The Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine (DPNBM) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) is seeking a Research Assistant (graduate student or graduate level assistant) with an interest in psychological trauma and toxic stress in the workplace. The individual will be involved in the Faculty Resiliency Program, a pilot project that examines the impact of caring for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) infants on physician wellbeing, resilience and coping, with an overarching goal to develop a comprehensive program for mitigating and overcoming work-related secondary trauma and reduce physician burnout in the NICU using the principles of Trauma Informed Care (TIC).
- Conduct individual interviews and focus groups (in person or remotely) with faculty members of the DPNBM about their knowledge of, beliefs and attitudes about trauma and TIC in the Newborn Medicine, as well as opportunities for a TIC approach to improve provider wellness
- Review accuracy and quality assurance of the transcribed interviews
- Code of the interviews and performing qualitative analyses to identify themes within and between interviews
- Quantitative data analyses using interview data and questionnaires
- BS or BA and at least 1 year of experience
- Majors in psychology, social work, sociology, public health, or related concentration; graduate students or those with a graduate degree (a masters) are preferred
- Have taken coursework on research methods including qualitative approaches to data
- Applied experience with research in an academic or medical setting
- Available for 5-10 hrs/week
- Strong interpersonal skills with excellent verbal and written communication ability
- Detail-oriented, organized, and excellent time management skills
- Ability to work independently and be self-directed
- Solid knowledge of MS Office
- Applicants who can commit a full academic year are preferred.
How to Apply
Please send your CV, cover letter, and the names of three references to Bridget Thompson (Project Manager) at email@example.com. Include in your cover letter how many hours you will be able to commit.