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Research Assistant II - Center for Health Equity Research (CHER)

Company: Tufts Medical Center
Location: Somerville
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Company DescriptionIt takes a lot of very smart, hard-working and talented people to provide the level of care that we give to our patients. Tufts Medical Center is an internationally respected academic medical center and we pride ourselves not only on the sophistication of the care we deliver, but the compassionate way in which we provide it. And that starts with our employees.Job DescriptionThis position provides assistance in support of research activities under supervision of the Principal Investigator. -The Center for Health Equity Research within the Department of Medicine is seeking a motivated individual interested in issues of health equity for a Research Assistant position. The Program conducts health services and policy-oriented research in health disparities, improving processes of care for sexual and gender minority (SGM) populations, and policy research addressing social determinants of health. Faculty members in the Program include Dr. Karen Freund, Dr. Elena Byhoff and Dr. Amy LeClair.Please include a cover letter with application.PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Responsible for data collection and ensuring that all data is collected in a timely fashion, which includes identifying missing data and implementing data checks, as well as generation of reports.Performs tasks which may require familiarity with a variety of protocols, techniques and equipment.May perform literature searches either relevant to the project(s), else in pursuit of new techniques/ideas to expand relevant basic knowledge.May be responsible for scheduling meetings or study visits, as well as calendar maintenance. Logs work performed.May assist with the collection, storage, and shipping of biological samples.May maintain and update records in accordance with IRB/WIRB and sponsor requirements.Assists with preparation of abstracts, presentations, and publications as needed. -May train other research assistants, volunteers, or students.Attends meetings as required.Maintains collaborative, team relationships with peers and colleagues in order to effectively contribute to the working groups achievement of goals, and to help foster a positive work environmentPerforms other similar and related duties as required or directed.QualificationsJOB KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:Ability to perform data entry and retrieval ---Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) required and the ability to learn new software as neededKnowledge of database managementAbility to prioritize quickly and appropriatelyExcellent communication and interpersonal skillsCare in organization and systematic record-keepingEDUCATION:Bachelor's Degree, or equivalentEXPERIENCE:2 - 5 -years experience in a research related fieldPreferred 2 years' research experience, including increasing - - - - - - responsibilities, -preferably -in an academic, research or medical setting. Graduate - coursework or prior research experience preferred. Prior coursework in biostatistics, epidemiology or other research methods a plus.An equivalent combination of education and experience, which provides proficiency in the areas of responsibility listed above, may be substituted for the above education and experience requirements.WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:Typical clinical and administrative office setting.Must be able to perform all essential functions of this position with reasonable accommodation if disabled.May access PHI/HIPAA identifiers as part of daily tasks.Additional InformationAll your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES STATEMENT:Must be able to perform all essential functions of this position with reasonable accommodation if disabled.The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Tufts Medical Center reserves the right to modify position duties at any time, to reflect process improvements and business necessity.AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES STATEMENT:Must be able to perform all essential functions of this position with reasonable accommodation if disabled.The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed, as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Tufts Medical Center reserves the right to modify position duties at any time, to reflect process improvements and business necessity.COVID-19 POLICY:Please note that effective October 1, 2021, as a condition of employment at Tufts Medical Center, all employees and new hires must have received their complete dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, unless they have been granted an exemption. -

Keywords: Tufts Medical Center, Somerville , Research Assistant II - Center for Health Equity Research (CHER), Healthcare , Somerville, Massachusetts

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