Harvard University Research Assistant III Non-Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts
44969BRAuto req ID:44969BRJob Code:403117 Research Assistant III Non-Lab Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Research Assistant IIISub-Unit:------------ Appointment End Date:31-Mar-2021Salary Grade:054Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree in basic science, health science, or biomedical related field required. Three years related experience required. A Master's degree may count towards experience.Additional Qualifications:Master'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 and fast-paced project; Ability to prioritize tasks; Excellent writing and literature review skills.Additional Information:This is a grant-funded term position with the ending date of March 31, 2021.Compensation and title will be commensurate with experience.Learn more about the Football Players Health Study on the website: http://footballplayershealth.harvard.eduHarvard 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 CatalystPre-Employment Screening:Identity Schedule:35 hrs. per week 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 research faculty, lead project manager, and other study staff to execute research studies. Specific responsibilities include:• Support execution of one or more research studies from study start-up through execution to a conclusion.• Support study maintenance and tracking• Track and maintain the status of active protocols, study forms, training documentation, and additional support materials.• Develop, execute and maintain standard operating procedures• Provide support for execution of recruitment plans, data intake, processing and coordination of study related events• Create, manage, and test data collection methods (e.g., REDCap, etc)• Prepare reports and other materials for internal and external purposes• Update existing documentation and databases as required• May assist with development of IRB protocols and amendments• May support in data quality assurance and control• May support in analysis of study data• May screen potential participants and/or triage participant questions• May represent the study at offsite meetings nationally• May support development of strategies and materials to enhance, recruitment, enrollment and longitudinal participation• Demonstrate and maintain knowledge of clinical research conduct, laws, guidelines and standards.• Perform necessary literature reviews and obtains background materials pertinent to research areas• Contribute to administrative task as needed to support study execution (e.g., scheduling meetings, booking conference rooms, booking study participant travel, etc.)• Assist study leadership with liaising with internal and external contacts for study-related purposes• Provide support for special projects and other duties as neededSchool/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 or any other characteristic protected by law.