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Senior Research Assistant

Location: Boston, MA
Post Date: 4/2/2020
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Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, the Senior Research Assistant will provide coordination and data management oversight of tuberculosis-specific protocols, primarily for projects based in the Western Cape Province, South Africa. Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, reviewing incoming case report forms (CRFs) for accuracy and completion and sorting and organizing them into electronic patient case files, entering data from scanned CRFs, updating and organizing regulatory files, generating data queries, assisting with database development, data cleaning, basic statistical analyses, literature reviews, and other tasks as needed. This individual will work closely with investigators and other staff in the Section of Infectious Diseases who collaborate on global projects related to tuberculosis.

Essential Responsibilities / Duties:

  • Reviews all incoming case report forms for accuracy and completeness. Develops and coordinates a patient file tracking system for all incoming CRFs.
  • Accurately and completely enters data from scanned case report forms into a REDcap database.
  • Generate database queries and provides reports of outstanding data quality issues
  • Assists data managers, study coordinators, statisticians and investigators in meeting data collection milestones and generation of specialized reports and databases.
  • May help with database design and testing, statistical analyses, and manuscript preparation.
  • Performs other duties as needed or as assigned.

Adheres to all of BMC's RESPECT behavioral standards.

Education: A Master's Degree (or equivalent) required. Degree in Public Health preferred. A Bachelor's degree may be considered for candidates with equivalent years of research experience.

Experience: A Master's Degree (or equivalent) required. Degree in Public Health preferred. A Bachelor's degree may be considered for candidates with equivalent years of research experience.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Understanding of clinical research components - data collection issues, human subjects protection, quality assurance and control.
  • Familiarity with ICH Good Clinical Practices (GCP) consistent with registration clinical trials (FDA Guidance for Industry for Computerized Systems used in Clinical Trials (Title 21 CFR Part 11) preferred.
  • Programming ability in SAS, R, or other statistical software is advantageous.
  • Ability to learn and assimilate other related computer applications into data management practices.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Great interpersonal skills and flexibility to work in a collaborative environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including ability to multi-task, set priorities and meet timetables while managing several simultaneous projects.

Req ID: 14143

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