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Research Assistant II, Pathology (Per Diem) Boston, MA

Job ID 5716762 Date posted 09/13/2017

Boston Medical Center (BMC) is more than a hospital. It´s a network of support and care that touches the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in need each year. It is the largest and busiest provider of trauma and emergency services in New England. Emphasizing community-based care, BMC is committed to providing consistently excellent and accessible health services to all—and is the largest safety-net hospital in New England. The hospital is also the primary teaching affiliate of the nationally ranked Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and a founding partner of Boston HealthNet – an integrated health care delivery systems that includes many community health centers. BMC provides a full range of pediatric and adult care services, from primary to family medicine to advanced specialty care.

BMC is also committed to our employees, who are a very important piece to who we are. We pride ourselves in providing equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. BMC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

The Research Assistant II will coordinate and implement subject recruitment, enrollment, follow-up, data collection, and study conduct. Responsibilities include identifying and screening research subjects, recruiting and maintaining follow-up of research subjects, tracking absent (lost to follow) subjects, explaining and acquiring signatures of subjects for informed consent documents, data collection, database entry (including, but not limited to, data entry, transcription of qualitative questionnaires and coding of qualitative data), and participation in study meetings andperforming other administrative tasks in support of the clinical studies.

  • The Research Assistant II will coordinate and implement subject recruitment, enrollment, follow-up, data collection, and study conduct.
  • Responsibilities include identifying and screening research subjects, recruiting and maintaining follow-up of research subjects, tracking absent (lost to follow) subjects, explaining and acquiring signatures of subjects for informed consent documents, data collection, database entry (including, but not limited to, data entry, transcription of qualitative questionnaires and coding of qualitative data), and participation in study meetings andperforming other administrative tasks in support of the clinical studies.
  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline is required. Masters degree a plus.
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of experience in research or clinical program activities required. Knowledge of medical terminology required. Experience with recruiting subjects, with an understanding of the ethical and technical conduct of research.
  • Excellent English communication skills (oral and written).
  • Bilingual or multi-lingual skills (beyond that of English) appropriate to the patient population served is a plus.
  • Cultural sensitivity and comfort with a wide range of social, racial and ethnic populations.
  • Organizational ability to perform multiple tasks efficiently and to prioritize duties.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and Access and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with statistical analysis tools a plus.
  • Ability to perform basic data management tasks (coding, data entry, data cleaning, retrieval).
  • Experience using quantitative data analysis software helpful (e.g., SPSS, SAS, Minitab).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills needed to work with human subjects and patients in a hospital setting.
  • Must be able to maintain strict protocols of all confidential or sensitive information.

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