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Clinical Research Assistant II

Department Description: Research-Infectious Disease (Zash)

Job Location: Boston, MA

Req ID: 37349BR

Job Summary:
Responsible for assisting with data cleaning and analysis, developing IRB protocols, monitoring protocol implementation, completing required forms and reporting results.

Essential Responsibilities:

1. Participates in development and submission of study related documents to the IRB for each assigned study(s), development of study materials, and ensures protocol adherence.
2. Assists with participant scheduling and research team communications via email and virtual platforms.
3. Participates in data cleaning, data analysis, programming, data management, abstracts, data tables/figures, and presentations and manuscript writing as well as research communication in the community.
4. Development and maintenance of IRB protocols. Oversees recruitment and enrollment in studies based on study protocols.
5. Checks entered data for errors and creates and provides regular reports of enrollment, data quality and data summaries.
6. Verifies information with study co-ordinators and/or principal investigator. Monitors strict adherence to protocols.
7. Reviews protocol requirements with PI, study coordinators and research assistants.
8. Identifies problems with protocol compliance and works with study coordinators and principal investigator to make corrections.
9. Maintains and coordinates regular study team communication over email and over virual platforms (zoom).
10. Involvement in abstracts, data tables, and presentations and manuscript writing and manuscript submission.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred.
  • 1-3 years related work experience required.
  • Bachelors degree and one year experience in a medical setting and/or clinical research or a Master's Degree.
  • Knowledge of Medical Terminology.
  • Working knowledge of computerized data required including word processing, spreadsheets and databases.
  • Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.


    Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by general instructions and practices requiring some interpretation. May make recommendations for solving problems of moderate complexity and importance.
    Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are routine, somewhat repetitive and generally solved by following clear directions and procedures and by identifying opportunities for process improvements.
    Independence of Action: Ability to follow general instructions and procedures as provided. Work is monitored by supervisor/manager.
    Written Communications: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written English with internal and external customers.
    Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
    Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.
    Team Work: Ability to work collaboratively in small teams to improve the operations of immediate work group by offering ideas, identifying issues, and respecting team members.
    Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

  • Physical Nature of the Job:

    Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Some elements of the job are sedentary, but the employee will be required to stand for periods of time or move through out the hospital campus.

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