Research Assistant II

Boston Medical Center Boston , MA 02298

Posted 2 months ago


Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator for the assigned research studies, the Research Assistant will conduct patient recruitment, administer questionnaires, maintain patient databases, perform administrative tasks, assist in grant preparation, perform literature searches and participate with the research team in preparation of data and other reports. Assists with research studies under the supervision of the PI.


Performs a variety of duties in connection with research studies:

  • administer questionnaires,
  • maintain patient databases,
  • perform administrative tasks,
  • assist in grant preparation,
  • perform literature searches
  • participate with the research team in preparation of data and other reports.

Conducts recruitment and administers informed consent procedures for research subjects as required by the study(s).

Maintains patient information and study data through use of a database like Microsoft Access.

Performs administrative tasks including:

  • managing project records
  • handling communication needs of the project (s).
  • maintaining related files and records

Provides assistance in the development of reports, grants, presentations and data analysis.

Conducts literature searches using web-based search engines and other reference tools. and synthesizes information in requested formats.

Consults and collaborates with professional and academic experts in other institutional departments and community organizations, in areas related to research study(s).

Assists in the dissemination of project and specific study-related information through conferences and presentations.

Maintains patient study files in accordance with legal and institutional guidelines.

Conforms to hospital standards of performance and conduct, including those pertaining to patient rights, so that the best possible customer service and patient care may be provided.

Utilizes hospital's Values as the basis for decision making and to facilitate the division's hospital mission.

Follows established hospital infection control and safety procedures

Performs other duties as assigned or as necessary.


Bachelor's degree and current enrollment in a Master of Public Health Program or Social Science Program or

a Bachelor's degree and one year experience as a research assistant in a pediatric, early childhood, social science or health project.


Must become certified to work with Human Subjects, as per institutional and Federal guidelines


Prior experience with qualitative research design, methodology, and analysis.


Bilingual required - Spanish-English. Excellent interpersonal skills and experience working with multicultural and multilingual communities required. Prior experience with qualitative research design, methodology, and analysis a plus, but not required for otherwise qualified candidate. Computer literacy with Microsoft programs (Word, Excel, Access etc.). Bi-lingual capability is an asset to this position. Develops familiarity with research methods and writing styles appropriate to social and medical science publication, according to study objectives.

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