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POST DATE 9/2/2016
END DATE 10/18/2016

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

Boston, MA
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree



The VITAL Trial (VITamin D and OmegA 3- Trial) is a randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of vitamin D and Omega-3 fatty acid supplements in the primary prevention of cancer and cardiovascular disease (CVD). This large-scale clinical trial involves 26,000 men and women aged 50 and over.
There is a subset of 1000 subjects who were seen at BWH for a battery of clinical measures at baseline and at 2-years. This position will schedule and see subjects at the research clinic for a 4 year. The main role of the Research Assistant is to interview, schedule and see subjects for these visits.


CTSC Scheduling

1.Interviews subjects by phone and explains study visit. Follows study script-mails out study documents. Addresses subject questions and concerns regarding the study and appointment.

2.Communicates with Project Manger concerning any issues during interaction with subjects.

3.Scheduling appointments-compiles information from EPIC and Look-up for use with the CCI Scheduling website. Files overbooks and changes in appointments as needed.

4.Keeps detailed records of interactions with subjects.

5.Submits payment vouchers on eCheck system. Follows up to make sure all subjects are paid in a timely manner. Trouble shoots any problems. Works with office finance personnel as needed.

6.Follows all hospital and study policies, procedures and protocols.

7.Participates in ongoing Quality Assurance Audits by Study Manager and Study PIs. This involves chart reviews and other study procedures.

8.Attends and participates in staff meetings, other research meetings as required.

9.Completes required EPIC training

10.Performs other duties as requested

CTSC Study Visit

11.Performs and documents CTSC study measurements according to study protocol.

12.Trains on the following measurement protocols, blood pressure, pulse, weight, height, waist, hip, and physical performance.

13.Participates in ongoing Quality Assurance Audits by Study Manager and Study PIs.

14.Certified yearly on study measurements by Study Manager or Senior RA. Completes extra trainings throughout the year as needed or required by Study PIs.

15.Completes CPR online course and is certified in person by appropriate BWH staff.

16.Completes doctors orders to be reviewed and signed by study safety MD for each CTSC visit. This involves contacting the subject and discussing medical history as well as medications.

17.Prepares data packets for CTSC subject appointments and completes and files paperwork after appointment.

18.Interacts with CCI and BWH research staff as needed at each appointment to ensure subject safety.

19.Follows all safety procedures during study appointments. Pages, emails, or calls Project Manager, Safety MD and other PIs as required by safety protocols.

20.Oversees all aspects of subject visit according to unit guidelines, hospital and study policies, procedures and protocols.

21.Practices independent judgment regarding study appointments, seeking input as needed

22.Communicates with Project Manager concerning appropriate issues during interaction with subjects.

23.Transports study blood and urine samples according to hospital protocol. Generates lab requisitions sheets for VITAL lab personnel.

24.Travels by shuttle to all scheduled study visits.

25.May participate in the training and supervision of other research staff.

26.Performs other duties as requested.


BA or BS

Ability to understand the underlying principles of a research study and to apply these principles to day-to-day tasks.

Minimum of one year research experience required. Clinical research experience is a plus.

Computer literacy.


An aptitude for performing detailed tasks.

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

Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Excellent interpersonal skills to interact effectively and professionally in person and over the telephone with a diverse group of study participants and study doctors.

Excellent reading, writing, and reasoning ability in order to understand and articulate the objectives and methods of a complex clinical trial.

Good computers skills.

Brigham and Womens Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

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