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Clinical Research Assistant I / 40 HpW / Rheumatology

Company: Brigham and Women's Hospital
Location: Boston
Posted on: June 12, 2021

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 Project Coordinator. 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 close 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. Opportunities for writing, analysis, and presentation will be ample.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Recruits study subjects from clinic, interacts with physicians, patients and other clinical staff.

  2. 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.

  3. Performs medical record review to identify potential subjects based on study criteria. Keeps organized, accurate and up to date databases and maintains up to date records on all research subjects.

  4. Codes and enters data according to written protocols.

  5. Provides information such as recruitment and data collection details for manuscript and abstract writing, completion of progress reports and presentations (including preparation of graphics).

  6. Assists in preparing IRB documents for protocol amendments, annual reviews and other reports.

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


  1. Proficiency in writing; excellent verbal and written communication.

  2. A bachelor's degree is required.

  3. Research experience is preferred.

Skills, Abilities and Competencies Required

  1. Keyboard/typing skills for data entry.

  2. Must have interpersonal skills to interact effectively with persons with chronic disease in order to gain their cooperation in 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.

  3. Must be able to prioritize and organize work responsibilities in order to meet deadlines.

  4. Must possess integrity to maintain confidentiality.

  5. Must demonstrate accuracy in recording data.

  6. Must be able to work on a team

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

Keywords: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston , Clinical Research Assistant I / 40 HpW / Rheumatology, Other , Boston, Massachusetts

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