Research Assistant I Dept. of Surgery, Urology
Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH)

Job Info

The Research Assistant will be part of a dynamic research team within the Divison of Urology. This research team oversees all operations for research including but not limited to, patient consents and regulatory management for clinical trials, research billing, onboarding of research personnel (postdoc fellows, biostats etc) and overall grants management from proposal submission, award activation, post award management and finally award closeout.

This individual will work under the supervision of the Research Manager and Principal Investigator and follow established policies and procedures and provide assistance on clinical research studies within the Division of Urology. May be responsible for the following activities: recruiting and evaluating patients for studies; collecting and organizing patient data; scheduling patients for study visits; performing clinical tests such as phlebotomy, EKGs, etc; maintaining and updating data generated by the study.


1. Provides assistance on clinical research studies as per study guidelines and protocols.

2. Recruits and evaluates potential study patients. Per protocol instruction, conducts telephone interviews or schedules patient for study visit and screening. May be required to perform clinical tests such as phlebotomy, EKGs, etc.

3. Interact with patients/subjects with regard to study, including patient education, procedural instruction, follow-up. May serve as a liaison between patient and physician.

4. Responsible for collecting data and maintaining patient information database for study. May be required to input data, do minimum analysis and run various reports. Maintains patients records as part of record keeping function.

5. Responsible for mailing various study information or packets to study participants.

6. Answers any phone calls and inquiries regarding study protocol. Refers participants when appropriate to supervisor or clinical staff.

7. Monitors and sets up any needed equipment.

8. Maintains inventory and orders supplies when necessary.

9. All other duties, as assigned.



- New graduate with relevant course or project work


• Excellent interpersonal skills are required for working with the study participants.

• Good oral and written communication skills.

• Knowledge of clinical research protocols.

• Knowledge of computer programs, databases, etc.

• Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize a variety of tasks.

• Careful attention to detail.

• Ability to demonstrate professionalism and respect for subjects rights and individual needs.

EEO Statement
BWH is an Affirmative Action Employer. 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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