Research Assistant - Cancer Center/Psychiatry

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450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Research Technician/Scientist

Employment Type:
Full time


The positions in this job family perform a variety of tasks to ensure that project goals are being met for a faculty member's research program. Tasks and responsibilities are varied and dependent upon project aims, scope and duration.


  • Assist team in the coordination of project-related activities (ie. surveys/interviews) at internal or external (on-site & off-site) study sites.
  • Contact, recruit and enroll research participants.
  • Assist with logistical needs for intervention and/or evaluation activities, such as equipment set-up, arranging food service and conference room scheduling.
  • Assist with coordination and preparation of project related meetings as requested and may be responsible for meeting minutes.
  • Maintain databases (including data entry) and project documentation with accuracy, as needed.
  • Maintain the security and confidentiality of all study materials and data. 
  • Coordinate pilot testing of study and surveys as needed.
  • Conduct relevant literature searches and reviews as requested.
  • Assist with documentation for and communication with institutional review board.
  • Other project-related or administrative responsibilities as requested by management.
  • Assist investigators with data analysis and manuscript preparation.
  • Prepare study reports and develop protocols.
  • Responsible for IRB submission activities.


  • Bachelor's degree in public health, natural or social science preferred. 2 years of experience in public health or health policy strongly preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, dependable, motivated and willingness to learn new tasks.
  • Computer skills, including prior use of Microsoft Office products.
  • Ability to relate effectively in-person and on the telephone to diverse groups of patients, community members, physicians, nurses, researchers, children and parents.
  • Excellent organization, communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work evenings and some weekends.
  • Bilingual language skills may be required - dependent upon study population target.

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