Joslin Diabetes Center

  • Research Assistant (Genetics & Epidemiology)

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3 weeks ago)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Research - Research
  • Overview

    The Research Assistant (Genetics and Epidemiology) will assist with a research project on the genetics of coronary artery disease in type 2 diabetes.  Mail questionnaires and abstract information from medical records to determine cardiovascular status of study participants.  Interview and examine patients in the clinic communicating to participants the essence and implication of involvement in genetic studies. Obtain blood samples for lab testing and DNA analysis using phlebotomy skills.  Process, label, and store blood samples. Record data in electronic databases and hard copy. 



    • Recruit study participants utilizing mailings and telephone calls, and schedule examination appointments
    • Explain to patients the nature of the study and obtain informed consent.
    • Interview and examine study participants in clinic or on the phone
    • Process and store samples, transporting these in a safe manner
    • Store data in appropriate electronic databases and hard copy
    • Work independently to complete projects for deadlines, and report progress to project manager on a regular basis.


    • Bachelors degree
    • 0-2 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Must have willingness to learn phlebotomy
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Excellent interpersonal/human relations skills
    • Organizational and analytical skills
    • Attentiveness to detail
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality
    • Excellent computer skills


    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, genetic information, disability status, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.


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