Research Assistant I BWH Neurology at Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH)

Posted in Other 18 days ago.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description:

Working under the supervision of two Investigators: (Drs. Samuel Snider and Saef Izzy) in the fields of neurocritical care, neuroimaging and traumatic brain injury (TBI), the RA is responsible for following established policies and procedures, coordinating clinical research studies, and assisting in the management and analysis of neuroimaging and TBI datasets. May be responsible for the following activities: recruiting and evaluating patients for studies; collecting and organizing patient data; scheduling patients for study visits; performing clinical tests such as phlebotomy, EKGs, etc.; maintaining and updating data generated by the study, all IRB submissions such as applications, amendments, annual reviews, adverse events, maintaining neuroimaging datasets, performing data-processing and analysis under supervision. RA's are encouraged to present posters at national scientific conferences and significantly contribute to ongoing research projects.



1. Provides assistance on clinical research studies as per study guidelines and protocols.
2. Recruits and evaluates potential study patients. Per protocol instruction, conducts telephone interviews or schedules patient for study visit and screening.
3. May be required to perform clinical tests such as questionnaires, phlebotomy, EKGs, etc. if certified and as needed. Will work in phlebotomy lab to set up lab testing, shipping, etc.
4. Interact with patients/subjects regarding study, including patient education, procedural instruction, follow-up. Answers any phone calls and inquiries regarding study protocol. Refers participants when appropriate to supervisor or clinical staff.
5. Will serve as a liaison between patient and physician. First point of contact for study communication. Advocate for patient to assure a good experience while in your trial and assure compliance.
6. Communicates with sponsor company, CRAs, central labs, and testing facilities both external and internal.
7. Responsible for all research meeting scheduling with monitors or sponsors.
8. Creates, distributes and files all study documents per protocol and updates as needed.
9. Responsible for collecting data and maintaining patient information database for study. May be required to input data. Maintains patients records as part of record keeping function.
10. Responsible for mailing various study information or packets; ie, schedules, directions, reimbursements to study participants.
11. Responsible for staff study trainings.
12. Prepares and submits all IRB documents; applications, amendments, annual reviews and serious adverse events.
13. Oversees study budgets and patient reimbursements.
14. Monitors and sets up any needed equipment.
15. Maintains inventory and orders supplies when necessary.
16. Maintains all study regulatory documents.
17. Helps researchers maintain datasets.
18. Helps researchers execute data-analyses.
19. Assisting with neuroimaging data processing, including construction and de-bugging of data analysis pipelines.
20. Contributes to scientific software and methods developments.
21. All other duties as assigned.


1. BS or BA to be completed in the year of application.
2. The candidate is required to have prior experience with programming in bash and/or Python and has at least some experience using common statistical software (R or STATA).


1. Ability to work under supervision.
2. Good oral and written communication skills.
3. Analytical skills and the ability to resolve technical or research problems and issues and to interpret the acceptability of data results.
4. Computer science literacy.
5. Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize a variety of tasks.
6. Careful attention to detail.
7. Ability to demonstrate professionalism and respect for subjects' rights and individual needs.
8. Knowledge of data management programs.

1. Office and clinic environment.
2. Must be able to travel between hospital and research buildings carrying data.

EEO Statement

BWH 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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