Research Assistant I / 40 Hours / Days / Channing Division Of Network Medicine / BWH

Brigham And Women's Hospital Boston , MA 02298

Posted 2 weeks ago


The Channing Division of Network Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital is home to the largest ongoing cohort studies in the US. We have followed over 250,000 individuals for more than three decades and have contributed numerous important new findings on how diet, lifestyle, genetics and other factors influence health. Our focus is on identifying modifiable risk factors for a variety of conditions to develop new approaches to prevention and treatment. The research assistant will work with researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health to help with these important and meaningful studies. The RA will be involved in a range of projects focused on prevention and reducing the burden of disease, including studies on kidney stones, bone fractures, and hearing loss. The RA will contribute to this work through a variety of integral functions, such as obtaining medical records to confirm self-reported information and helping to develop and implement a large pilot study of smartphone home hearing tests in young adults. This position offers an opportunity for the RA to work closely with Senior Investigators on innovative and cutting-edge projects that have the potential to influence clinical practice and improve our understanding of several common disabling health conditions.


The RA will communicate with cohort participants and doctors' offices to obtain medical information related to kidney stones and fractures and will also be involved in organizing 24-hour urine collections by mail for the kidney stone study. For the prevention of hearing loss project, the RA will help coordinate the evaluation of cutting-edge mobile technology that will allow participants to reliably self-administer hearing tests at home. The RA will also assist with preparation and analysis of scientific manuscripts, literature searches, and other tasks related to these scientifically and clinically important projects.

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Understanding of Microsoft Office

  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team essential

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


  • Must be able to operate a PC and associated operating systems and software

  • Requires the ability to relate well to others, be personable, and work as part of a team

  • Strong computer skills

  • Attention to detail and precision.

  • Needs the ability to relate and work well with individuals from various backgrounds and fields of expertise.


The Research Assistant will be based at the Channing Division of Network Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 181 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA. The work space is part of the Chronic Disease Epidemiology unit.

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Research Assistant I / 40 Hours / Days / Channing Division Of Network Medicine / BWH

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