Joslin Diabetes Center

  • Research Assistant (Clinical Research)

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Posted Date 5 days ago(7/10/2018 9:57 AM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Research - Research
  • Overview

    The Research Assistant (Clinical Research) will support the clinical research team in the study for the use of mobile-based technologies to improve diabetes self-management.

    The Research Assistant will help with recruitment of study participants, obtain informed consent, and report of study participants’ progress to the Principal Investigator.  The Research Assistant will also assist with data collection in the form of questionnaires and interviews; some of this collected data will be transcribed and coded for analysis.


    • Participate in meetings with clinical research team (MD, RN, RD) to discuss clinical intervention plan for individual study participant.
    • As directed by clinical research team, facilitate implementation of clinical intervention plan for individual study participants by mobilizing community/family resources and educating caregivers.
    • Assess progress in implementation of clinical intervention plan by periodically contacting study participants via phone or e-mail. Report findings to clinical research team.
    • Maintain organized, up-to-date, accurate records of all study visits and contacts in study notebook and by entering data into study database.
    • Transcribe, organize and code psychosocial and medical data collected from study participants.
    • Assist with the preparation of oral presentations and written research reports.


    • Bachelor’s degree with a major in the behavioral/social or biological science or related science
    • Previous research experience involving human subjects preferred
    • Ability to speak on one-to-one basis to interact with study participants to collect study data 
    • Ability to establish rapport with participants to assess progress in implementation of clinical intervention plan
    • Ability to instruct study participants on the use of a mobile phone and application
    • Act at all times with the highest degree of sensitivity, respect, and confidentiality towards research patients and their families as well as the research team and clinical providers
    • Demonstrated understanding of HIPAA requirements with respect to patient confidentiality
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.
    • After training, ability to navigate Joslin’s EMR and RedCap
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality of study participants and study data




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