LifeLong Medical Care

  • Research Assistant

    Job Locations US-CA-Oakland
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/5/2018 10:07 PM)
  • Overview

    LifeLong Medical Care and the East Bay Community Recovery Project (EBCRP) are looking for a Research Assistant. The Research Assistant will work with Research, Evaluation and Project staff to evaluate agency programs. The Research Assistant will be a key member in our Administration supporting our clinical inpatient and outpatient programs. He/she will report directly to the Research Manager and Director of Research and Evaluation. The Research Assistant’s time will be split between two federal SAMHSA grants. The first grant focuses on providing services to the homeless population, and the second grant focuses on providing services for our residential treatment program for pregnant and parenting women with co-occurring substance use and mental health issues and their children. The primary duties of the Research Assistant will include conducting client interviews, data entry, data analysis, and synthesizing findings in a report format. This is a full time, non-exempt, benefit eligible position in Oakland. 


    LifeLong Medical Care is a large, multi-site, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with a rich history of providing innovative healthcare and social services to a wonderfully diverse patient community. Our patient-centered health home is a dynamic place to work, practice, and grow. We have 16 primary care health centers and deliver integrated services including psychosocial, referrals, chronic disease management, dental, health education, home visits, and much, much more. LifeLong Medical Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



    We offer excellent benefits including: medical, dental, vision (including dependent and domestic partner coverage), generous leave benefits including nine paid holidays, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403(b) retirement savings plan. LifeLong is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    • Conduct structured client interviews and focus groups with both clients and staff at our mental health and substance abuse treatment facilities and out in the community. This will require some travel throughout Alameda County.
    • Monitor and participate in quantitative and qualitative data collection processes.
    • Manage, update, and create new project databases.
    • Adhere to Research and Evaluation Protocols related to client confidentiality, safety, and data quality.
    • Gather and analyze data, describe findings, and create chart and tables included in scheduled reports.
    • Provide assistance to clerical staff by organizing projects, data, etc.
    • Produce materials, including reports, for submission to agencies and funders.
    • Conduct literature searches via the Internet.
    • Meet regularly with supervisor and other program staff to discuss research assignments.
    • Other duties as identified.


    • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a health related field
    • Interest in “Research To Practice” program evaluation
    • Outstanding technical writing skills
    • Ability to understand and follow basic research protocols and procedures
    • Ability to analyze and interpret scientific data
    • Skilled in the use of computerized systems and databases
    • Highly proficient in MS Office, MS Excel, email and the Internet
    • Proof of active driver’s license/insurance as well as access to a vehicle
    • Self-directed team player with ability to prioritize multiple projects and requirements
    • Demonstrated ability to work well with people of diverse backgrounds including individuals with mental illness and substance abuse
    • Must be sensitive to HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, mental health, substance abuse, cultural, social, ethnic and gender issues
    • Pre-employment drug screen required
    • Writing sample will be requested


    Compensation: $48,000-50,000.


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