The HaRRT Center is Hiring a Research Assistant!

HaRRT Center Research Study Assistant job description (temporary, 1-year)

Under the direction of the Co-Directors, the University of Washington-Harborview Medical Center’s Harm Reduction Research & Treatment (HaRRT) Center seeks to hire a full-time temporary Research Study Assistant for a one year duration (June 1, 2021-May 31, 2022) to support projects operating out of the HaRRT Center. The HaRRT Center conducts research and evaluations, including biomedical and/or behavioral sciences studies that aim to reduce substance related harm and improve quality of life for substance users and their communities, including people experiencing homelessness.

The research study assistant will:

  • Create and deliver participant packets and other study materials, as needed
  • Complete data entry, management, and accuracy checks
  • Conduct study assessments (over Zoom and in person)
  • Track participants/make reminder calls
  • Assist research coordinator/study directors with written reports, study mail outs, and other study related duties
  • Complete other day-to-day study-related tasks, as necessary and directed by research coordinators/study directors

Competitive candidates will be attentive to detail, highly motivated, have the ability to multitask, take direction from more than one person, and be able to communicate effectively with a diverse group of people. We value diversity and are committed to creating and maintaining an environment that respects diverse identities, traditions, heritages, and experiences.


Two years of college-level course work in a relevant academic area AND one year of research experience OR equivalent educational background.

Additional Requirements:

Evidence of independence, excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong organizational ability, effective time management skills, strong problem-solving skills, and high attention to detail.


  • Training in CITI Human Subjects and HIPAA Compliance protocols
  • Knowledge of medical and psychiatric terminology
  • Training and understanding in harm reduction philosophy
  • Evidence of strong interpersonal skills and competence communicating and working with health professionals, faculty members and researchers, and diverse groups within the general public
  • Experience working with REDCap, Excel and SPSS
  • Access to a car

To apply: Please submit a cover letter and CV to In the Subject Line of the email please reference “HaRRT Center Research Study Assistant.”