About student research assistant positions

February 12, 2021 by School of Medicine Webmaster


We appreciate your interest in our Center for Behavioral Health and Technology (CBHT).

We have completed hiring for Summer and Fall 2022, and do not anticipate having positions available until Summer/Fall 2023. If you would like to be considered for a position starting Summer or Fall 2023, please complete the form. Please do not complete the form more than once. We will contact applicants for interviews in March 2023, and will offer you an opportunity to update your information at that time as needed.

About us:

Center for Behavioral Health and Technology – Director Lee Ritterband. CBHT faculty include Karen Ingersoll, Phil Chow, and Kelly Shaffer.  CBHT affiliated faculty include Kara Wiseman, Mehdi Boucheckba, and Megan Mattos.

Our projects span multiple focus areas in clinical and health psychology, engineering, nursing, and public health – these include topics such as Insomnia, Addiction Treatment, HIV Care Engagement, Cancer Survivorship, Mood and Anxiety, and Global Health.

Current and recent projects include a large national trial to evaluate a mobile intervention for anxiety and depression in breast cancer survivors, an Internet-delivered insomnia intervention for family caregivers, and a mobile intervention to reduce binge drinking among college students. Other current and recent studies evaluate interventions to increase smoking cessation, support HIV prevention medication adherence, and improve HIV clinical outcomes.

About student research assistant positions:

RA responsibilities include pilot testing our mobile and Internet interventions, participating in multidisciplinary study team meetings, attending seminars with guest speakers, conducting literature searches, helping with manuscript preparation, organizing and coding data, and more.  Interested and highly motivated students can often work with one or more faculty members to analyze and present data through posters, conference presentations, or manuscripts. We prefer to recruit 2nd and 3rd year students, but will consider excellent 4th year students with a strong interest in the eHealth/mHealth field. Summer hours may be available.

RA positions require 10 hours per week during the academic semester, attending a weekly student meeting, and a minimum 2 semester commitment.  At present, all hours are completed remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic; however, we hope to return to our offices as soon as it is safer to do so.  When that occurs, RAs will complete their hours in our Center offices located at 560 Ray C Hunt Drive in the Fontaine Research Park.

For questions, please contact: Laurie Bennett, lb2qb@virginia.edu.

To apply for a RA position, fill out our application form here.