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Boston University SENIOR RESEARCH ASSISTANT, School of Medicine, Geriatrics in BOSTON, Massachusetts

The New England Centenarian Study (NECS) is the largest study of people aged 100 and older and their families in the world. We are a dynamic group of physician-researchers, statisticians and post-graduate research associates with varied interests regarding exceptional longevity. The study is based at the Boston University School of Medicine. There are several different studies all related to Centenarians and their offspring being conducted. The NECS believes that the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our research and academic programs. To that end, we are especially eager to have colleagues join us who support our institutional commitment to ensuring BU is inclusive, equitable, diverse, and a place where all constituents can thrive. Under the supervision of the Principal Investigators and the research project manager, the senior research assistant's primary responsibilities include independently conducting study essential duties-- participant recruitment, participant visits ( in-person/ video), and collecting biospecimens. The senior research assistants have undergone in-depth neuropsychological assessment training and are certified to independently administer it. In addition, the senior research assistant will train new research assistants.

Required Skills

  • Bachelors degree with 3-5 years of related experience

    Please note all newly hired staff and faculty will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement ( within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption ( instructions ( ). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Resources ( site.

    We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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