Clinical Research Assistant I / 40 HpW / Rheumatology at Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH)

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description:

General Summary

As a member of the Division of Rheumatology, Inflammation, and Immunity, the research assistant will work on several NIH-funded clinical studies and health interventions together with Principal Investigator and other study staff. Studies are mainly anchored around the impact of inflammation on cardiovascular disease in rheumatoid arthritis, but also include the application of bioinformatics broadly to clinical research. The research assistant will coordinate and carry out study-related activities such as recruitment, patient interviews, follow-up appointments, patient education, and data collection/organization for several assigned studies. S/he will need to be able to work under supervision.

This position provides an opportunity to engage in a dynamic clinical research setting and is ideal for candidates interested in pursuing careers in medicine, clinical research, or public health. Work will be performed on-site with in-person meetings with study patients and team members.

Brigham and Women's Hospital, an affiliate of Mass General Brigham, is committed to supporting patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community. We place great value on being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization as we aim to reflect the diversity of the patients we serve. At Mass General Brigham, we believe in equal access to quality care, employment and advancement opportunities encompassing the full spectrum of human diversity: race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other forms of human presence and expression that make us better able to provide innovative and cutting-edge healthcare and research.

Primary Duties

  • Organizes recruitment for clinical research studies and identify potential subjects, following study criteria. Keeps organized, accurate, and up to date databases and maintains up to date records on all research subjects.

  • Contacts and collects data on subjects in clinical research studies. This may include the administration of study questionnaires either in person or on the phone.

  • Codes and enters data according to written protocols.

  • Assists with providing information such as recruitment and data collection details for manuscript and abstract writing, completion of progress reports, IRB human subjects new submissions for research protocols, annual reviews, and presentations (including preparation of graphics).

  • Contributes to drafting of progress reports, human subjects annual reviews, and protocols for executing projects in accordance with proposed aims and methodology. Assists with drafting formats for questionnaires, surveys, interviews and other instruments as needed for research projects, assuring ease in administration and accuracy of data entry

  • Provides investigators with current references. Researches the literature and follows up on specific requests from research staff.



  • Proficiency in writing; excellent verbal and written communication. The level required that would be obtained with a bachelor's degree.

  • Research experience preferred.

Skills, Abilities & Competencies Required

  • Keyboard/typing skills for data entry.

  • Must have interpersonal skills to interact effectively with persons with chronic disease in order to gain their cooperation in the research projects and allay apprehensions. Persons are generally 18 years and older as our division generally treats adult patients in the clinic setting and those persons are enrolled in research clinical trials.

  • Must be able to prioritize and organize work responsibilities in order to meet deadlines so as not to hamper the progress of the studies.

  • Must possess integrity to maintain confidentiality.

  • Must demonstrate accuracy in recording data.

  • Must be able to make judgments under supervision for the above mentioned job duties and responsibilities.

EEO Statement

Brigham and Women's Hospital is an Affirmative Action Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law. We will ensure that all individuals with a disability are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.
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