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

45469BRAuto req ID:45469BRJob Code:403113 Research Assistant II Non-Lab Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Research Assistant II Non-LabSub-Unit:------------ Appointment End Date:31-Mar-2019Salary Grade:053Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:- 2+ year related work experience required; a combination of education and experience may be consideredAdditional Qualifications:- Bachelors Degree in a scientific field preferred

  • Clinical research experience preferred

  • Experience with MS platforms, including Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel

Excellent technical, analytical, computer, organizational, and problem-solving skills, strong interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills, and works independently, under supervision, and as part of a team. Organizes work, define priorities, take initiative, and meet deadlines. Handles multiple priorities in a complex environment. Organizational skills and close attention to detail are essential

Additional Information: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 complimentary health services.

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

Join the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to support our mission of health research and education, and to be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!

Department:Environmental Health - Environmental, Occupational Medicine and EpidemiologyPre-Employment Screening:Criminal, IdentityJob Function:Research Duties & Responsibilities:The Environmental & Occupational Medicine & Epidemiology (EOME) Program, in the Department of Environmental Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, seeks to investigate and prevent heath risks associated with environmental and occupational hazards by conducting original research and outstanding professional education. The ultimate goal of our research is to provide scientific basis for prudent and responsible decisions in environmental, occupational, and health standards, and to inform and inspire clinical and public health practice. To learn more, please visit: https://ergo.sph.harvard.edu/contact-us.

The EOME Program has an opening for a Research Assistant to provide assistance on a clinical research study focused on environmental and reproductive health. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Enrolling and tracking study participants (patient population)

  • Scheduling and conducting study visits with study participants (women and babies)

  • Processing and storing biological material collected from study participants

  • Executing prompt and accurate data collection and entry

  • Abstracting medical record information

  • Maintaining complete and organized study participant records (both paper files and Redcap online database files)

  • Providing logistical support for research study (i.e. processing patient payments, ordering and maintaining supplies and equipment, database management, sample inventory and processing)

  • Ensuring human subjects research compliance with IRB rules and regulations; submitting IRB paperwork to ensure study protocol remains active, up to date, and approved at all times

  • Developing working relationships with clinical research center administrative and medical staff to ensure smooth functioning of the study

  • Providing support for study PI and other lab members (i.e. scheduling meetings, providing editing and citation support for manuscripts, assisting with IRB paperwork and procedures for other related studies)

  • Maintain study and lab websites to ensure that publications lists remain current

  • Train and provide oversight to college student interns responsible for recruitment at research sites

  • Other related job duties as required

PLEASE NOTE: The finalist for this position will be required to pass an occupational health screen.

PLEASE NOTE: This position will work at both the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA - and may require other local work within the Longwood Medical Area.

PLEASE NOTE: This position has as term end date of March 31, 2019 with possibility of extension.

PLEASE NOTE: Finalists will be required to clear a Working With Minors background screen, in addition to the other required background screens.

School/Unit:Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 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.