October 18, 2016


Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH) - Boston, MA

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  • Company
    Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH) Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH)
  • Location
    Boston, MA
  • Job Type
  • Job Classification
    Full Time
  • Experience
    Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
  • Education
    Bachelors Degree
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Job Description


The Department of Neurosurgery conducts clinical research across a large range of disciplines including neuro-oncology, neuroradiology, cerebrovascular, functional brain disorders, spine and peripheral nerve, neuro trauma and image-guided neurosurgery. Our program is also affiliated with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for all cancer related clinical trials. Under the supervision of the clinical trials project manager, the research assistant will provide support to multiple Principal Investigators conducting clinical research on varying neurological diseases and disorders.

Working under the supervision of the clinical trials project manager and following established policies and procedures, provides assistance on clinical research studies. May be responsible for the following activities: recruiting and evaluating subjects for studies, collecting and organizing patient data, scheduling subjects for study visits, performing clinical tests such as phlebotomy, EKGs, etc, maintaining and updating data generated by the study.


Employees may not perform all duties described, but should have the ability to perform them if necessary.

1. Provides assistance on clinical research studies as per study guidelines and protocols.

2. Recruits and evaluates potential study subjects. Per protocol instruction, conducts telephone interviews or schedules patient for study visit and screening. May be required to perform clinical tests such as phlebotomy, EKGs, neurocognative tests, etc.

3. Interacts with subjects with regard to study, including subject education, procedural instruction, follow-up. May serve as a liaison between subject and other research staff including the sponsor, IRB, study PI and clinical trials project manager.

4. Responsible for collecting data and maintaining patient information database for study. May be required to input data, do minimum analysis and run various reports. Maintains subjects records as part of record keeping function.

5. Ensure compliance with the Partners IRB, Dana-Farbers IRB and other federal and institutional guidelines. Assists with research billing and study fund maintenance on assigned clinical trials.

6. Responsible for coordinating study start up procedures and addressing logistical concerns brought up by pharmacy, radiology, industry sponsors, billing compliance and other collaborating departments like neurology, neuro-oncology.

7. Answers any phone calls and inquiries regarding study protocol. Refers participants when appropriate to project manager or clinical staff.

8. Assists with regulatory documentation as directed by project manager.

9. Monitors and sets up any needed equipment.

10. Maintains inventory and orders supplies when necessary.

11. All other duties, as assigned

12. Position may require some on-call work..

13. Position may require some domestic travel.


B.S. or B.A.

New graduate with relevant course or project work.

Prior experience working in translational or clinical research preferred, but not required.

Experience working in a healthcare setting preferred.

Available for some on-call work if required by clinical trials

Available for minimal domestic travel to other Partners Institutes

Experience with Power Point, Excel and other Microsoft office programs

Please include a cover letter noting any plans for school applications (strongly preferred)

Available for some on-call work if required by clinical trials

Available for minimal domestic travel to other Partners Institutes


Excellent interpersonal skills are required for working with the study participants.

Good oral and written communication skills.

Knowledge of clinical research protocols.

Knowledge of computer programs, databases, etc.

Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize a variety of tasks.

Careful attention to detail.

Ability to demonstrate professionalism and respect for subjects rights and individual needs.


Each area should include working conditions specific to position. Please also include any specific physical requirements lifting, bending, etc.

EEO Statement:

Brigham and Womens Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service, or other protected status.

Brigham and Womens Hospital I CARE Standards

The I CARE Standards guide me in my interactions with patients, family members, visitors, colleagues, and neighbors in my workplace and surrounding community to optimize the Brigham experience and help fulfill my role in our mission of providing seamless, high quality patient and family centered care.

C. I will Communicate my commitment to high quality performance

A. I will Appear and act as a professional

R. I will Respect all individuals

E. I will Extend myself