Research Assistant, School of Public Health, Community Health Sciences

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

Job Description

Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator(s) and Research Manager, the Research Assistant will provide support to grant-funded studies in the Community Health Sciences department at the BU School of Public Health. The focus of these studies is autism and children’s mental health, with a specific focus on improving early identification and access to services. The RA will conduct outreach to families in a pediatric primary care clinic at Boston Medical Center and will be responsible for administering a child development screening questionnaire to parents. The RA will also be responsible for consenting and enrolling families into the study and managing clinical research data in a standardized format. The RA will coordinate study activities with clinic staff and serve as a liaison between the study team and clinic personnel and providers. The applicant will also assist with abstraction of data from patient medical records and be responsible for data management and ensuring data confidentiality. As needed, the applicant will assist in grant preparation, including helping with literature reviews and synthesizing of data in requested formats.

Required Skills

  • Experience working with multi-cultural, low-income families.
  • Strong knowledge of software applications such as Microsoft Excel, Access, REDCap, and Word.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural, diverse, decentralized environment, as a member of a health care team
  • Cultural sensitivity and comfort with a wide range of social, racial, and ethnic populations
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, organizational, and record keeping skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and responsibilities at the same time effectively.
  • Ability to interpret and record data and make informed judgments regarding patient care.
  • Bilingual or multi-lingual skills (beyond that of English) appropriate to the patient population served is a plus
  • Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality of all personal/health sensitive information
  • Flexible to work evenings when required.

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

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