Research Assistant I, Per Diem at Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH)

Posted in Other 9 days ago.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description:

The Research Assistant supports the research activities of faculty members working on clinical research studies focused primarily on pulmonary vascular disease.

The activities include assisting in the development and implementation of patient recruitment strategies and data collection. It is also expected that research assistants processing blood samples collected for research studies and and ship to appropriate laboratories.

The research assistant also performs some administrative duties including coordinating follow-up visits, organizing patient mailings, and other scheduling and coordinating tasks as necessitated by research protocol(s).

The successful applicant will be an independent problem-solver with excellent attention to detail and writing skills, who desires to work in an interdisciplinary, fast-paced and mission-driven organization.

  • Working in concert with research staff, develops and implements patient recruitment strategies.

  • Develops, organizes, and/or maintains detailed clinical and research databases. May use programs such as Excel and REDCap.

  • 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.

  • Assisting with collection of regulatory documents for clinical studies and maintaining regulatory binder.

  • Performs literature searches, as appropriate.

  • Orders lab supplies and equipment as necessary.

  • Maintains collaborative, team relationships with peers and colleagues. Attends meetings as required.

  • Assist with samples processing and shipping.

  • All other duties as assigned.

  • Qualifications

    The successful candidate will need to be a self-starter and strong communicator able to work productively and independently as the faculty members and staff have multiple additional responsibilities. Previous experience working in or with a research program preferred. Previous data entry and coordination experience preferred.

    Education: Bachelor's or Associate's degree preferred.

    • Ability to work independently.

    • Excellent interpersonal skills are required for working with the study participants.

    • Good oral and written communication skills.

    • Analytical skills and the ability to resolve technical or research problems and issues and to interpret the acceptability of data results.

    • Knowledge of clinical research protocols.

    • High degree of computer literacy.

    • 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.

    • Knowledge of data management programs.

    • Comfortable with pulmonary and cardiac anatomy and ability to learn disease states related to pulmonary-heart disease.

    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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