Research Assistant

Job Location US-MN-Center City
Full Time
Mon - Fri
Hours of Work
8:00 - 4:30pm


The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is the world's leading organization singularly dedicated to combating addiction to alcohol and drugs with a full continuum of services.


Over the course of a year, we:

  • Serve over 15,000 patients annually through treatment centers in Minnesota, California, Illinois, Oregon, New York, and Florida
  • Educate over 600 professionals through our accredited Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies, Professionals in Residence program and Summer Institute for Medical Students.
  • Provide publishing books and materials for over 32,000 publishing customers
  • Provide prevention services to over 50,000 students across the United States and the world

One of our key strategic objectives is people - our employees are essential in the process of propelling our organization forward to meet the challenges and opportunities ahead. Are you ready to excel in these challenges and opportunities? Do you possess the qualities below? Join Our Team!


What are we looking for?

  • Individuals with a Client, Customer, and/or Stakeholder Focus 
  • Results-oriented attitude
  • Interpersonal Skills and Teamwork
  • Courage and Commitment
  • Adaptability and Learning Agility

What do we offer?

  • Competitive Benefits (health, dental, vision, etc)
  • Paid Time-Off
  • Training Opportunities
  • Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Free on-site gym (Center City, Plymouth & Rancho Mirage)

Diverse individuals encouraged to apply.
Equal Opportunity Employer:  Minorities, Women, Veterans, Disabilities


Conduct research studies by assisting with study design and protocol implementation and interviewing

patients following established methodology. Collect, track and aggregate research study data and keep

projects organized and running smoothly. Participate in other administrative tasks in support of the

Research Department as needed.

  • Coordinate data collection through interviewing, data entry and data management in accordance with established protocols to ensure efficient, consistent and appropriate treatment of study participants and data collected.
  • Work with clinical and administrative staff to inform, educate and build on-going relationships to ensure maximum support for each research project.


  • Communicate the results of BCR studies as well as updates from the addiction field to various external and internal audiences.
  • Conduct a wide variety of administrative tasks in support of the Research Dept’s operations as needed.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or related field
  • 1 year of patient interviewing or counseling experience
  • 1 year of conducting psychosocial research with a clinical population
  • Formal coursework in statistics and research design
  • Fluency with Microsoft Excel
  • 1 year using a statistical package for data analysis

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Psychology or related field
  • 1 year of experience administering surveys to patients or healthcare consumers over the phone


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