Research Assistant, School of Medicine

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
01 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
29 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

We are seeking a Research Assistant who will work directly under the Study Coordinators and be involved in many aspects of conducting research studies involving a computer program that is designed to help young African American women and men improve their preconception health status. Main responsibilities for the men’s computer system will be: organize scheduling, recruitment, and other administrative tasks for the pilot phase of the study; take notes to distribute to the team; assist in the management of project IRB protocol(s); and assist in the completion of required reporting to project funder(s). The Research Assistant will also be involved in tasks associated with the nationwide implementation and dissemination project using the women-focused computer program. There will be the opportunity to contribute to literature reviews and development of new features of the computer programs. Availability through the end of 2020 is strongly preferred.

Required Skills

Qualifications and Entrance Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s degree required.
  2. Prior research experience desired.
  3. Professed interest in health communication, health education, and men’s health preferred
  4. Primarily a weekday position, hours 8am-6pm; flexible hours within the workday. Some evening or weekend hours might be required for enrollment.
  5. Ability to communicate effectively (listen and build trust) and non-judgmentally with all subjects during enrollment and follow-up interactions.
  6. Ability to build and maintain relationships with contacts at recruitment and implementation sites
  7. Job training will be provided on site. Must successfully complete training in human subjects research certification.
  8. Ability to work independently and also to collaborate with a research team made up of various clinicians and professionals.
  9. Cultural sensitivity and comfort with a wide range of social, racial and ethnic populations.
  10. Excellent English communication skills (oral and written).
  11. Ability to engage team members, collaborators, and participants/end-users on the telephone
  12. Excellent interpersonal skills
  13. Demonstrated computer proficiency and knowledge of applicable software applications preferred (Word, Excel, Access, RedCap, PowerPoint, etc.).

Boston University 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