Research Study Assistant, , School of Medicine, Neurology

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
25 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Position Summary: The research assistant (RA) will be responsible for various administrative functions for clinical research studies in the Parkinsons Disease and Movement Disorders section within the Department of Neurology. As part of that, the RA will be responsible for IRB submissions, laboratory activities, and data entry. The RA will assist the study team with preparing for subject study visits and updating subject research charts. Essential Responsibilities/ Duties: Assist with regulatory documents, consent forms, and completing IRB submissions (30%) Responsible for scheduling and confirming follow up visits within assigned time frame for research participants. (25%) Process lab samples and ship biological samples according to protocol and IATA/DOT guidelines. Track lab supply inventory and orders items for upcoming study subject appointments. (15%) Assist with data entry for research protocols. Reviews data for accuracy and completeness prior to entry into electronic data capture systems. (15%) Performs miscellaneous administrative duties such as answering phones, picking up and delivering mail, storing and distributing office supplies, handling faxes, scanning, photocopying, collating materials, filing, maintaining the updates of policy manuals, managing study staff certifications and licenses, maintaining databases, taking notes at meetings, distributing meeting minutes, etc. (10%) Adheres to legal, professional and ethical codes with respect to confidentiality and privacy. Responsible for obtaining and maintaining all necessary study certifications, including Human Subject Protections, Good Clinical Practice, Shipping Biological Samples, etc. (5%)

Required Skills

*Position Requirements: Bachelor degree, minimum two year commitment

Boston University is 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.

Job Location BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type Full-Time/Regular