Research Assistant NES

Lifespan Corporation Providence , RI 02940

Posted 2 months ago


Under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigator the Project Manager and Manager of Research Administration conduct specific research protocols associated with assigned research projects. All essential functions performed in this position reflect the age and culture specific needs of the participants.


Assists in preparation of project protocols and intervention and assessment materials.

Conducts research protocols in conjunction with project staff. Recruits and enrolls eligible participants. Administers assessments and trace participants as needed at the hospital or via home visits/ community visits if necessary.

Maintains documentation of data collection and assist with data management. Collects research data by accurately completing/coding all visit forms and documenting activities as directed. Maintains accurate study records ensuring and respecting confidentiality.

Scores codes and enters data into computer database.

Gathers articles and information from library and other resources as requested.

Works with all members of project to achieve established goals.

Establishes links with community groups and organizations with participant populations. Familiarity with medical and social service providers is needed to provide referral services to participants. Complete release of information forms to facilitate follow-up communication with providers as needed.

Function as an independent RA making independent judgments when speaking to individuals assessing needs for services and making referrals. Maintain study policy and report any decisions back to supervisor (s).

Implements appropriate activities for retention of study participants and follow-up procedures as directed. Schedules own appointments and maintains calendar.

Works at other locations outside the study site when needed to administer the study. Must have own transportation to these sites.

Maintains and completes all paperwork forms and logs associated with study protocol. Tracks necessary data regarding participant adherence and outcomes of health risk behaviors.

Participates in ongoing maintenance evaluation and development of study protocol. Suggests improvements to data control instruments and measurement instruments where appropriate.

Reports to Project Manager problems encountered in performing assigned activities suggesting solutions to those problems. Works with the Project Manager to maximize the ease of the study administration subject recruitment and follow-up.

Maintains project and hospital policies regarding confidentiality.

Attends regularly scheduled supervision team meetings conference calls and program meetings as required by supervisor(s).

Works collaboratively with study staff at the Miriam Hospital and external facilities.

Maintains quality assurance safety environmental and infection control in accordance with established hospital and department policies procedures and objectives.

Position requires flexible scheduling to accommodate program needs.

Performs other related duties as required.

Other information:


Bachelors Degree.

Basic computer knowledge i.e. being able to navigate through PC software typing/word processing and completing spreadsheet/data entry.

Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care patients with consideration of aging processes human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.


Interviewing experience.

Two years experience in counseling education and/or outreach including work with the specific or related study population preferred.

Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status. Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Location: The Miriam Hospital USA:RI:Providence

Work Type: Part Time

Shift: Shift 1

Union: Non-Union

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