Research Assistant I-Rotating/ 40 Hours/ Emergency Medicine

Brigham And Women's Hospital Boston , MA 02298

Posted 3 months ago

GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:

Working with supervision from Peter Hou and Rebecca Baron, investigators of the Brigham Critical Care Research Collaborative Consortium (BCCRCC), this position provides support to clinical research studies.

The position is also responsible for making independent judgment of suitability of potential participants for clinical trials, developing and implementing patient recruitment strategies, recommending changes to protocols, and overseeing the work of junior staff.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate the implementation, both internally and externally, of clinical research studies

  • Responsible for screening applicants, ensuring they meet appropriate criteria, and making independent judgment as to the suitability of their participation; may be required to perform clinical tests such as phlebotomy, EKGs, etc.; initiate and maintain contact with study participants

  • Working in concert with BCCRC investigators and members; develop and implement patient recruitment strategies

  • Develop, organize, and/or maintain study databases; responsible for data validation and quality control

  • Develop and implement new research protocols including design, data collection systems and institutional review board applications

  • Recommend changes to research protocols

  • Perform literature searches, as appropriate

  • Assist PI or others with preparation for presentation and written published articles

  • Responsible for training and orienting new staff

  • Being available during clinical research work hours, 7 am to 10 pm, 7 days a week: During the work hours, research assistants cover the intensive care units in two rotary shifts, morning and evening; they sometimes have to stay late night to follow up on enrolled study patients, and are compensated for their time.

  • Other duties as assigned

Bachelor Required- BS/BA/RN/MS/MD

New graduate with relevant course or project work

SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to work independently

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills

  • Ability to remain calm and professional in a stressful environment

  • Fluent in use of Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize a variety of tasks

  • Careful attention to detail

  • Ability to demonstrate professionalism and respect for subjects rights and individual needs

  • Knowledge of data management programs

  • Becoming comfortable in this position requires at least 6 months, and candidates unable to commit to at least 2 years of work will not be considered.

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