Research Study Assistant, School of Public Health, Community Health Sciences

Massachusetts, United States
08 May 2019
End of advertisement period
08 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The primary responsibility of the Research Assistant (RA) is to provide administrative and research support to the MassHEAL Prevention Project Manager and Prevention Lead. MassHEAL is a large multi-site clinical trial. The study will use community engaged methods to unite experts and community stakeholders in using a data-driven approach to narrow service gaps and implement a tailored suite of programs to reduce overdose deaths across Massachusetts. The study will be carried out across sixteen communities throughout the state. The Research Assistant will also assist with the development of protocols, organize training logistics, and coordinate meeting and travel schedules. The Research Assistant will participate in staff meetings and write meeting minutes, which will be distributed to the research team. The RA will perform other administrative duties as needed.

Required Skills

Bachelor's degree and 1-3 years of experience required. Candidates should have an interest in public health and/or clinical research. Specific interest in substance use disorders is a plus.

  • Positive and flexible attitude with excellent interpersonal skills is essential.
  • Ability to work independently and be a good problem-solver.
  • Excellent English communication skills (oral and written).
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (i.e. MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook) and web browsers.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Position Type Full-Time/Regular
Salary Grade Grade 26