Research Assistance Intern
Job description

About Digbi Health

We are a team of doctors, software engineers, data scientists, genomic experts, clinicians, and proven business builders focused on empowering over 100 million individuals who struggle under the misguidance of one-size-fits-all chronic care programs, and the stigma of poor self-control while fighting obesity and weight-related inflammatory digestive disorders, skin condition, chronic pain, hypertension, elevated cholesterol & diabetes.

Making an Impact:

Digbi is a leading value-based, Precision Digital Care Platform for inflammatory insulin, musculoskeletal, gut, skin comorbidities associated with gut and obesity. The risk of these illnesses varies significantly across ethnicity and gender because they are rooted in the interactions between a person’s gut microbiome, genetics, and lifestyle risk factors. We are the first company that has successfully integrated gut microbiome, genetic, blood, and lifestyle based risk signals, and provides personalized care for a diverse workforce and their families.

Our care programs are vetted and paid by large insurance payers and employers. We are actively pursuing human trials with leading medical schools. Our programs demonstrably deliver superior health outcomes and financial savings to payers and employers.

Our Core Values:

  • Caring - We’re a caring, innovative digital care company. We care for our members who have entrusted us with the care of their health; We care for each other in the Digbi family
  • Accountable - We are responsible for building care systems that will bend the curve of healthcare cost in the US, while solving the root cause of illnesses vs. mask and manage symptoms. We act like an owner. So whenever you run into a problem, try to fix things first. If you can't, give constructive, actionable feedback. We are a zero whining zone!
  • Customers come first - Without customers, we won’t exist and we should always put them first.
  • Build antifragility - We want everyone to take risks. We expect people to make mistakes and will support risk-taking as long as they are bound by being ethical and are intended to be in the best interest of shareholders and customers, World-class companies take risks, grow, and get stronger faced with uncertainty.
  • Simplify Simplify Simplify - Our science is complicated, healthcare is complicated. We make things simple for everyone, products, experiences, and processes

About the internship

The Research Assistant is an appointment under the Partnerships [Academic and Clinical] team. Under the supervision of the team lead, the Research Assistant is responsible for assisting the team leads in a variety of non-administrative tasks which may include preparing resources, equipment, materials for the research, documenting results, copywriting and editing papers for publication etc in support of the research activities.

Research projects should ideally be directly related to the student’s area of study. The research project is intended to provide the opportunity to learn proper research procedures and techniques. The team lead is responsible for providing ongoing feedback and a formal assessment at the conclusion of the assistantship.

Typical Duties:

  • Writes and edits materials for publication and presentation
  • Library research
  • Interprets, synthesizes, and analyzes data
  • Schedules organize and reports on the status of research activities
  • Plans and modifies research techniques, procedures, tests, equipment or software management
  • Meets with team lead on regular basis to maintain ongoing communication regarding the quality of the assistant’s performance
  • Performs other related duties as required

Qualifications:

  • Current enrolment in the undergraduate or graduate studies programs with experience and authority in the subject matter of the research project in question.
  • Subject knowledge and oral/written communication skills to discuss and document research progress.
  • Ability to work independently, accurately, and to problem solve technical and methodological issues that arise during the course of the research.
  • Ability to apply sound research techniques, methodology, and logical critical analysis. Strong organization and interpersonal skills.
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