Research Assistant in Public Health

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
02 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Tracking Code 8571/J3116

Job Description

The Research Assistant (RA) performs a variety research and administrative functions to support the Principal Investigator(s) and/or the project coordinator, and larger project team, to meet research project objectives. The RA conducts and writes literature reviews, managing correspondence, schedules research interviews, site visits, and/or focus groups. Under the direction of the PI(s) and/or study coordinator(s) the RA also assists in compiling, drafting and submitting IRB and other required documentation to meet research compliance standards or funding requirements. Furthermore, under the direction of the PI(s) and/or study coordinator(s) the RSA assists with data collection and data management by developing and drafting research protocols, administering surveys or other data collection tools, conducting qualitative interviews and focus groups, recruiting and/or consenting study participants, preparing various tables and graphs summarizing findings, maintaining research databases. In addition, under the direction of the PI(s) and/or study coordinator(s), the RSA assists with coding and analyzing qualitative data, reviewing/editing reports, posters, manuscripts and presentations, compiling and submitting new grant proposals.

Required Skills

1 year of experience and a high school diploma required, Bachelor's Degree preferred.

Candidates should have an interest in public health and/or clinical research.

Specific interest in HIV and/or substance use disorders is a plus.

Positive and flexible attitude with excellent interpersonal skills is essential.

Ability to approach and engage with vulnerable populations.

Ability to understand and follow detailed study protocol.

Ability to follow and summarize discussions related to study design and analyses. 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, 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