Research Assistant I, eSTEPS
Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH)

Boston, Massachusetts

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Available immediately, the entry level Research Assistant I (RA) will support studies to assist older adults who are at risk for falling to take actions to reduce their chances of falling and to ensure evidence-based recommendations are tailored to patient preferences by incorporating computer decision support (CDS) integrated into the EHR and clinician workflow. The RA is expected to work within a multidisciplinary and multi-site research team.

An RA with a high level of professionalism and strong interpersonal skills is required to provide first line support for queries from study stakeholders and participants. The RA will possess excellent attention to detail and critical thinking skills.

Specific activities include participant recruitment, data collection, data cleaning and analysis and may vary depending on the phases of the project. The RA will support all activities associated with the execution of the research plan including Institutional Review Board (IRB) amendments, progress reports to the sponsor, and organizing communication with participants and project staff. The RA will use MS Access, Excel and REDCap to assist with data collection and analysis. The RA's responsibilities will also include administrative tasks and literature searches.


  • Utilize MS Access, Excel and REDCap to assist in data collection efforts, database development, and descriptive data analysis. (In-house REDCap and MS Access training is available.)
  • Assist with preparation of Institutional Review Board(IRB) documentation and forms for study protocol approvals and amendments.
  • Schedule conference calls; prepare agendas and pre-meeting materials
  • Coordinate, organize and take minutes for core team meetings, evaluation team meetings and user-centered design sessions and focus groups.
  • May involve travel to clinics.
  • Perform general topic searches and specialized literature database searches. Retrieve journal articles from the Internet or library. Maintain a bibliographic library of supporting material.
- Help with the preparation of talks and presentation materials including PowerPoint slides, tables, and graphs.

  • Assist with the preparation of formal research reports and manuscripts for publication in professional journals and presentation at national/international conferences.
  • Photocopying, electronic mailing, sending mail, faxing, documenting project work, and other administrative duties as required.

    Cubicle in professional office setting.

Qualifications - External
  • Bachelor's Degree and an interest in healthcare, improvement of healthcare processes, and the use of technology to support clinical care.
  • Certification in the protection of human research subjects (can be obtained after hire)
  • Competency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel.
  • Experience with data management, including using word-processing, spreadsheet, MS Access database software, REDCap and EndNote preferred.
  • Familiarity with videoconference software and webinar set up

  • Excellent interpersonal skills required for working with clinicians, research leadership and study staff.
  • Ability to demonstrate professionalism and respect.
  • Regard for patient privacy essential.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Strong work ethic, industrious.
  • Ability to accept and adjust to feedback from supervisors.
  • Ability to complete work and to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to use medical bibliographic retrieval programs helpful.

EEO Statement
BWH is an Affirmative Action Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law. We will ensure that all individuals with a disability are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

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