Joslin Diabetes Center

  • Research Assistant (Clinical, Behavioral & Outcomes Research)

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Posted Date 2 months ago(2/9/2018 8:23 AM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Research - Research
  • Overview

    The Research Assistant (Clinical, Behavioral & Outcomes Research) will work on a clinical research project in the Pediatric research program. 


    The Research Assistant will be responsible for:

    • Recruiting, enrolling, following, and scheduling study patients
    • Administering study questionnaires
    • Performing semi-structured interviews or leading focus groups with patients/families
    • Collecting medical data from patients’ medical records
    • Assisting with data entry, management, and analysis
    • Assisting with the preparation of oral presentations and written research reports
    • Attending twice weekly research team meetings


    • Recruit, enroll, follow, and schedule eligible patients and parents into pediatric research studies. 
    • Administer questionnaires to patients and parents as needed. 
    • Perform semi-structured interviews or lead focus groups with patients/families. 
    • Obtain medical information from patients’ medical records. 
    • Organize and code psychosocial qualitative and quantitative data and medical data. 
    • Enter data for computer analysis. 
    • Attend and participate in twice weekly research meetings. 
    • Oversee confidentiality of all research data. 
    • Deliver psychoeducational interventions to families when at Joslin for their scheduled pediatric medical appointments or study visits for longitudinal studies. 
    • Participate in the preparation of scientific publications and presentations of this study’s scientific data. 
    • Other duties as assigned. 


    • Bachelor’s degree with a major in the behavioral/social or biological science
    • At least two years of research experience working with families or equivalent experience preferred
    • Experience with computers (data entry and word processing)
    • Experience with statistical analyses preferred


    Joslin Diabetes Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.


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