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Job Title:  Clinical Research Assistant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Description:

We are seeking to hire a full-time Research Assistant to work with our internationally recognized, multidisciplinary health policy and clinical outcomes research team at the Orthopaedic and Arthritis Center for Outcomes Research (OrACORe) and the Policy and Innovation eValuation in Orthopaedic Treatments (PIVOT) Centers, both in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. The incumbent will be essential to the research operations of OrACORe/PIVOT and will be an integral member of the centers.

The Research Assistant will work directly with the Principal Investigators of the centers, as well as numerous other faculty and staff members, to conduct clinical research involving musculoskeletal conditions. There will be opportunities to collect data, synthesize literature, and participate in writing sections of both manuscripts and grant proposals.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following activities:

  • Conducting enrollment and follow-up telephone interviews of study participants
  • Scheduling and completing in-person study visits and performing musculoskeletal-based physical examinations and tests for clinical studies
  • Serving as a primary contact for study participants
  • Working with OrACORe/PIVOT faculty (clinicians, epidemiologists, and biostatisticians) to implement research studies, analyze data, and report research results
  • Performing electronic medical record reviews
  • Conducting data cleaning and organizing study data
  • Assisting in preparing research documents, presentations, manuscripts, and journal articles
  • Completing literature searches and retrieving relevant articles
  • Aiding with the editing and submission of research papers and grant proposals
  • Corresponding with and preparing materials for the Internal Review Board (IRB) for protocol amendments, consent form changes, and annual reports
  • Attending and leading regularly scheduled project-specific and group-wide meetings
  • Performing administrative duties, such as preparing meeting agendas and taking minutes as needed

Qualifications:

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree with strong academic performance and a demonstrated background in research or quantitative skills. We are seeking a good natured and high-spirited team player who gets along well with others from diverse intellectual and social backgrounds. A strong quantitative background and good communication skills (both written and oral) are important and some prior research experience is desired. No knowledge of orthopedics or arthritis is necessary; we will provide necessary teaching. We value flexibility, initiative, and independence as well as interest in medicine, epidemiology, health policy, biostatistics, economics, and/or computer programming.

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