Research Assistant I / BWH NEUROLOGY at Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH) in Boston, Massachusetts

Posted in Other 5 days ago.





Job Description:

GENERAL SUMMARY/OVERVIEW STATEMENT:



Working under the supervision of a Senior Research Assistant, Manager, or Principal Investigator and following established policies and procedures, provides assistance on clinical research studies. May be responsible for the following activities: recruiting and evaluating patients for studies; performing cognitive testing, recruiting participants for studies, scheduling appointments, assuring completion of visits and accurate data collection and entry, data processing, assisting in IRB submissions, interacting with regulatory personnel, administering transcranial magnetic stimulation, and maintaining and updating data generated by the study.



Qualifications

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:



  • Provides assistance on clinical research studies as per study guidelines and protocols.

  • Recruits and evaluates potential study patients. Per protocol instruction, conducts telephone interviews or schedules patient for study visit and screening. May be required to perform transcranial magnetic stimulation.

  • Interact with patients/subjects with regard to study, including patient education, procedural instruction, follow-up. May serve as a liaison between patient and physician.

  • Responsible for collecting data and maintaining patient information database for study. May be required to input data, do minimum analysis and run various reports. Maintains patients records as part of record keeping function.

  • Responsible for mailing various study information or packets to study participants.

  • Answers any phone calls and inquiries regarding study protocol. Refers participants when appropriate to supervisor or clinical staff.

  • Monitors and sets up any needed equipment.

  • Assisting with MRI image acquisition and MRI data processing, including construction and de-bugging of data analysis pipelines.

  • Maintains inventory and orders supplies when necessary.

  • All other duties, as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS:



  • BS or BA.

  • New graduate with relevant course or project work.


SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:



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

  • Good oral and written communication skills.

  • Knowledge of clinical research protocols.

  • Knowledge of computer programs, databases, etc.

  • 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.


WORKING CONDITIONS:



  • Office and clinic environment.

  • Must be able to travel between hospital and research buildings carrying study documents and materials.

  • Must be able to physically hold a TMS coil (~5 lbs) for 40 minutes.






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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