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Research Assistant


Research Assistant

  • 520965
  • Medical Center
  • Neurology
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Dec 6 2021
  • Technical Grade 5
  • Job Type: Support Staff - Union
  • Bargaining Unit: SSA
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours Per Week: 35

Position Summary

The Research Assistant will coordinate a variety of studies involving clinical evaluation, data entry, and biological specimen collection in accordance with established hospital protocols and procedures, under the supervision of a Principal Investigator and Research Project Manager at the Center for Translational and Computational Neuroimmunology (CTCN) and Multiple Sclerosis Center.


  • Under supervision of the Principal Investigator and project manager, coordinates the clinical assessments of the study subjects including but not limited to recruitment, screening, and enrollment of the study subjects.
  • Performs data entry and quality assurance checks for administered assessments and questionnaires.
  • Assists the Principal Investigator and regulatory staff in the preparation of new IRB protocol submissions, protocol amendments, and renewals of ongoing research projects.
  • Independently obtains informed consent for clinical studies.
  • Under supervision of the Principal Investigator and project manager, responsible for collecting study related data and biological specimens. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and at least one and one-half years of related experience or equivalent in education, training and experience. Knowledge of various related laboratory procedures and techniques required.

Other Requirements

  • General knowledge of medical terminology.

  • Good organizational skills, detail oriented, strong multitasking skills.

  • Able to show initiative, identify problems, and propose solutions to supervisor.

  • Ability to work as part of a team and also independently.

  • Computer literacy.

  • Ability to accurately record data.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and positive attitude.

  • Ability to demonstrate professionalism and flexibility.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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