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Wellforce Research Assistant I - Clinical/Health Services in Boston, Massachusetts

The Research Assistant reports to the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at Tufts Medical Center, working on innovative research and improvement projects in quality improvement and patient safety. The Research Assistant (RA) works on multiple projects under the supervision of the CMO and in collaboration with colleagues in the clinical departments and department of quality improvement and patient safety. Potential projects include initiatives to streamline care, reduce unnecessary expenses, prevent medical errors, and improve communication across teams and services. The RA performs functions both independently and with others. S/he assists the CMO by performing a variety of administrative tasks (e.g., coordinating meetings, communicating with patients, clinicians, and administrative staff ) as well as research tasks (e.g., collecting data, performing interviews and observations, reviewing medical records, performing literature reviews, preparing PowerPoint presentations, preparing IRB applications, writing materials for reports, preparing, managing and analyzing databases).


Responsible for coordinating and organizing multiple activities, often requiring rapid turnaround and tight deadlines.

Responsible for coordinating and scheduling meetings, including relevant logistics such as preparing minutes.

Responsible for distributing materials to team members and follow up agenda items.

Responsible for conducting literature reviews related to quality improvement and patient safety.

Responsible for preparing surveys or synthesizing focus group data, collecting data and entering data into statistical programs.

Responsible for assisting with the preparation and proof reading of communications to Tufts stakeholders, manuscripts, grants, and PP presentations as well as creating tables and figures for communications, manuscripts, grants, PP presentations.

Responsible for providing a assistance with initial IRB applications for projects and IRB renewals as well as possible grant preparation and submissions.

May perform other job related duties as required or requested.


Bachelor’s degree minimum.

Strong quantitative skills a plus.

Strong demonstrated interest or experience working in a health care or social service setting.

Superb interpersonal skills including the ability to interact with patients, clinicians, and other personnel in a busy healthcare environment.

Exceptional written and oral communication skills.

Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) required and the ability to learn new software as needed.

Strong organizational skills and the ability to work efficiently and complete projects on time.

Excellent judgment, professionalism, and tact, and the ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information.