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Harvard University Research Assistant II Non-Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

49378BRAuto req ID:49378BRJob Code:403113 Research Assistant II Non-Lab Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Research Assistant IISub-Unit:------------ Appointment End Date:31-Mar-2021Salary Grade:053Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:

  • Two years of experience in a research environment required.

  • Higher education may count towards experience.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

  • Ability to work as part of a diverse team in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to prioritize tasks

  • Excellent writing and communication skills

Additional Information:This is a term position supported by a grant that ends on March 31, 2021, with strong potential for renewal.

Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:

Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.

Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.

Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.

Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.

Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.

Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.

Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.

The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Department:Harvard Catalyst – Harvard Football Players Health StudyPre-Employment Screening:Criminal, IdentitySchedule:​35 hrs. per week | Monday - Friday | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Job Function:Research Duties & Responsibilities:A large research study (“The Football Players Health Study at Harvard University”) was initiated in 2014 to evaluate and improve the health and wellbeing of former professional football players. The Study is funded by the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) and is one of the largest sports research projects ever undertaken.

The Study is researching medical conditions that affect the quality and longevity of life of football players and working to identify and prioritize promising new approaches to prevent, diagnose and treat those conditions that afflict them. The Study strives to meet its aims by collecting data directly from players and by supporting innovative research. The research program sits within Harvard Catalyst | The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center.

Research Assistants are responsible to support day-to-day clinical research activities. They will be assigned to work on one or more research teams and will work closely with the lead project manager, and other study staff to execute research studies.

  • Support execution of one or more research studies from study start-up through execution to completion.

  • Track and maintain the status of active protocols, study forms, training documentation, and additional support materials.

  • Recruit and screen potential research participants, and respond to and triage participant inquiries

  • Develop, execute and maintain standard operating procedures

  • Assist in the development and execution of recruitment plans, data intake, processing and coordination of study related events

  • Assist in the development of project timelines and in the utilization of project management tools and systems to track and monitor program progress

  • Create, manage, and test data collection methods (e.g., REDCap, etc)

  • Prepare reports, presentations, tracking documents, and other materials for internal and external purposes

  • Assist with the development of IRB protocols, and manage amendments and continuing reviews

  • Perform necessary literature reviews and obtain background materials pertinent to research areas

  • Demonstrate and maintain knowledge of clinical research conduct, laws, guidelines and standards.

  • Assist the Project Managers in developing, executing, and managing subcontracts and reporting requirements with external investigators

  • As needed, present to internal staff and faculty on project status and upcoming projects

  • Contribute to administrative task as needed to support study execution (e.g., scheduling meetings, booking conference rooms, stakeholder follow-up, booking study participant travel, etc.)

  • May support the development of strategies and materials to enhance, recruitment, enrollment, and longitudinal participation

  • May support data analysis

  • Contribute to the Program’s goals by accomplishing related duties as required

School/Unit:Harvard Medical School EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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