The Research Assistant will work under the supervision of the Program Coordinator and Principal Investigator and will follow established policies and procedures to coordinate the conduct of investigator-initiated and corporate-sponsored clinical research trials. The Research Assistant will be responsible for the following activities: recruiting and evaluating patients for studies; collecting and organizing patient data; scheduling patients for study visits; entering and managing databases; assisting in the preparation of manuscripts.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assists in the coordination of clinical research studies as per study guidelines and protocols, participates in the development of future research studies.
Recruits and evaluates potential study patients. Per protocol instruction, conducts telephone interviews or schedules patients for study visits and screenings.
Interact with research subjects with regard to study procedures, including study education, procedural instruction and follow-up. Serves as a liaison between patient and physician.
Performs study procedures, including the administration of questionnaires and sensory tests.
Responsible for collecting and imputing data into the research study database. Works closely with the investigator to assist in the organization and basic statistical analysis of research data.
Maintains research records and databases as required for research purposes.
Answers any phone calls and inquiries regarding study protocol. Refers participants when appropriate to investigator or clinical staff.
Maintains inspection and calibration of research equipment.
All other duties as assigned.
Excellent interpersonal skills are required for working with the study participants.
Good oral and written communication skills.
Basic knowledge of computer programs, including Microsoft Office.
Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize a variety of tasks.
Careful attention to detail.
Ability to demonstrate professionalism and respect for subjects rights and individual needs.
Brigham and Women's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.