This is Cardiac Imaging Research Assistant position starting April 15, 2021. The research assistant (RA), working under the supervision of the study Principal Investigator and following established policies and procedures, provides assistance for cardiac imaging research studies. The RA will be working in clinical areas of BWH and will require strong organization skills, professionalism, self-motivation and an ability to work independently. There will be training in all required tasks initially and throughout the project. The RA may be responsible for the following activities: recruiting and evaluating suitability of potential participants for clinical trials; collecting, entering and organizing patient data; scheduling patients for study visits; submitting paperwork to provide checks for subject payment, contacting patients in follow up; and, maintaining and updating imaging and research data; and aides the PI in the IRB submission process. The RA may need to travel locally to Boston University, Tufts medical center or Massachusetts General Hospital. The RA will be responsible for coordinating a multicenter study (4 sites) and may rarely have to travel to the sites (< 1 time a year).
- Assist PI to coordinate research efforts for study protocols
- Recruit and evaluate potential study patients. Per protocol instruction, conducts telephone interviews or schedules patient for study visit and screening.
- Assist in all aspects of clinical trials, such as IRB preparation, IND applications, patient scheduling, budget preparation, and maintains patient accrual information in a database.
- Answer any phone calls and inquiries regarding study protocol. Refers participants when appropriate to supervisor or clinical staff.
- The RA may need to travel locally to Boston University, Tufts medical center or Massachusetts General Hospital.
- Assist in coordination of activities of research studies with ensuring image archival, coordinating activities of the Nuclear Technologists and Information Systems Manager related to the studies.
- Complete study Case Report Forms, image reports, record maintenance and completion of study queries. Available during monitoring visits to review CRFs, source documents and protocols. Respond to sponsor requests for more comprehensive study information, clarifying materials or addressing queries. Work cooperatively with study sponsor to ensure that good clinical practices (GCP) and a strict adherence to HIPAA guidelines are being followed.
- Responsible for marketing and educating residents and fellows about ongoing trials. Disseminates inclusion/exclusion materials and information to nurses and physicians who help to identify trial subjects within the hospital. Sends compiled study reports and serves as primary contact for primary care physicians.
- Understand Radiology Information System and Hospital Information System to track research study completion and reporting by the PI.
- Work in concert with the clinical teams taking care of the inpatient study subjects for potential recruitment.
- Work closely with Research Administration and Partners IRB with regard to coordination of all regulatory and compliance activities of clinical trial projects.
- Work in concert with the Research Manager, Chief of the Division and Principal Investigators to develop and implement patient recruitment strategies.
- Minimal exposure to ionizing radiation occurs when in direct contact with research subjects injected with radioactive tracers. Maintains current training on hazards within the department, adheres to safety standards established by Brigham & Women's Hospital and other regulatory agencies (ionizing radiation, universal precautions, etc.).
- Assist PI with preparation for presentation and written published articles.
- All other duties as assigned.
- Bachelors degree required. Graduate degree preferred, preferably in the medical field, or pre-medical degree with clinical experience.
- Atleast 1 year of experience in a research setting required. 2 years prior experience in research coordination and IRB regulatory paperwork strongly preferred.
- Sound independent judgment and competence in clinical research methodologies.
Brigham and Women's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service, or other protected status.