Research Assistant in School of Social Work, Administration

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

Job Description

  • Conduct literature reviews, organize, summarize and report findings.
  • Prepare interview guides and research surveys
  • Maintain records of Institutional Review Boards (IRB) and human subjects training certifications from each grantee site.
  • Assist in the preparation of peer reviewed manuscripts, white papers, other articles, reports and presentations.
  • Attend area seminars, conferences and other meetings as necessary.
  • Attend project meetings.
  • Request or acquire equipment or supplies necessary for the project.
  • Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned by Principal Investigator (PI) or Senior Program Manager.


  • Written communications; Ability to read and write in English in order to communicate effectively with staff and other stakeholders.
  • Data analysis; Ability to analyze qualitative data from audio recordings, monthly call forms, and key informant interviews.
  • Oral communications; Ability to communicate effectively with staff and other stakeholders.
  • Organizational and coordination; Ability to coordinate and organize materials for regular team meetings and larger national grantee meetings.
  • Knowledge; Ability to demonstrate basic knowledge and fundamental concepts, practices and procedures with the ability to use them. Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, designing forms and other office procedures. Experience with specialized software or datasets, as required by the PI/lead researcher.
  • Team Work; Ability to interact respectfully with other employees, professional staff and/or external contacts to offer ideas, identify issues, obtain information, or deliver services.
  • Organization; Ability to maintain records for 12 grantee sites and 4 implementation projects simultaneously.
  • Commitment to CAHPP mission to advance inclusive care and the well-being of vulnerable populations; Previous work and interest in the field of health promotion and access to care for individuals living with HIV/AIDS.

Required Skills

  • Fluent speaking, reading and writing in Spanish.
  • Proficient in research library software (EndNote)
  • Proficient in analytical software (SAS, SPSS, STATA, NVivo)

Boston University is 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