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In my lab, Research Study Assistants:

Research Study Assistants:

  • Perform logical and thorough literature searches.
  • Provide meeting support (e.g., tend to logistics, prepare materials, take notes).
  • Assist with ongoing data collection efforts (e.g., recruit participants, conduct surveys, abstract charts).
  • Conduct preliminary quantitative (e.g., claims, survey) and/or qualitative (e.g., interview) analyses.
  • Prepare, update, or proof manuscripts or presentations.
  • File human subjects review board protocols

To qualify, you must have…

  • Bachelor’s degree in science, math or the humanities.
  • 1-3 years of research experience.
  • Ability to perform highly detailed work with sustained attention.
  • Self-motivated and ability to operate independently.
  • Interest in subject area.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required.
  • Outstanding candidates will possess the above skills plus coursework in biostatistics and/or basic statistical programming (STATA, SAS).

In my lab, Research Study Coordinators:

Research Study Coordinators:

  • Oversee research project operations, e.g., managing grant requirements, developing timelines and assuring that the project meets milestones, preparing and submitting human subjects research protocols and progress reports, preparing and delivering presentations for academic, clinical, and grantor audiences.
  • Develop mechanisms to support investigators and staff, including coordinating logistics, timetables for implementation of research and activities, and appropriate review and reporting.
  • Participate in working groups and supports the development, testing, and implementation of evaluation instruments (mainly surveys and semi-structured interviews).
  • Draft reports and manuscripts.
  • Works closely with the PI to ensure that research aims are fulfilled in a timely fashion and budget is managed appropriately.
  • Oversee the research/administrative assistants and statistical programmers.

To qualify, you must have…

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 3+ relevant research experience or Master’s degree (in a public health, psychology, public administration, or related field) with 1+ years of relevant research experience
  • Experience in human subjects review board protocol preparation, participant recruitment, data collection, working with secondary or administrative datasets, multidisciplinary research, and report writing.
  • Outstanding writing skills.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, organizational, and written communication skills and ability to work collaboratively.  The ability to perform highly detailed work with sustained attention and care while providing/obtaining information on numerous inquiries is paramount to success in this position.
  • Self-motivated and ability to operate independently.
  • Experience with evaluation of organizational interventions or of assessments of healthcare quality/safety and costs preferred.