Tufts Medical Center Research Assistant II - Clinical/Health Services in Boston, Massachusetts

Research Assistant II - Clinical/Health Services

Department: Rheumatology

Schedule: Full-Time Regular

Shift: Day shift

Grade: 7

Hours: 8:30A-5P

Job Details:

  • This position provides assistance in support of research activities under supervision of the Principal Investigator. Compiling data from the results of an epidemiological investigation of osteoarthritis of the hands (Osteoarthritis Initiative) and help in constructing ensuing abstracts, posters and manuscripts. Also help with an evidence synthesis project: compiling data, organizing results, and help with manuscript preparation. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Responsible for data collection and ensuring that all data is collected in a timely fashion, which includes identifying missing data and implementing data checks, as well as generation of reports. • Performs tasks which may require familiarity with a variety of protocols, techniques and equipment. • May perform literature searches either relevant to the project(s), else in pursuit of new techniques/ideas to expand relevant basic knowledge. • May be responsible for scheduling meetings or study visits, as well as calendar maintenance. Logs work performed. • May assist with the collection, storage, and shipping of biological samples. • May maintain and update records in accordance with IRB/WIRB and sponsor requirements. • Assists with preparation of abstracts, presentations, and publications as needed. • May train other research assistants, volunteers, or students. • Attends meetings as required. • Maintains collaborative, team relationships with peers and colleagues in order to effectively contribute to the working groups achievement of goals, and to help foster a positive work environment ? • Performs other similar and related duties as required or directed. JOB REQUIREMENTS: JOB KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: • Ability to perform data entry and retrieval • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) required and the ability to learn new software as needed • Knowledge of database management • Ability to prioritize quickly and appropriately • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills • Care in organization and systematic record-keeping EDUCATION: • BS or equivalent EXPERIENCE: • 2-5 years' experience in research related field An equivalent combination of education and experience which provides proficiency in the areas of responsibility listed above may be substituted for the above education and experience requirements