Research Assistant I / 40 Hours / BWH - Women's Health

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Healthcare - Allied Health

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The Division of Women's Health at Brigham and Women's Hospital is seeking a Research Assistant (RA) to assist with multiple ongoing research projects led by 2 Principal Investigators (PIs). This position is based in Boston, does not include international travel and is for 40 hours per week. Example projects include:

  • Uptake of antiretroviral treatment in South Africa
  • Implementation of breast cancer screening in Rwanda
  • Rates of HPV vaccine uptake in Massachusetts
  • Impact of policy changes on contraception use in the U.S.
  • The RA will need to function well in both independent and team settings. They will be expected to ensure that no tasks fall through the cracks, anticipate issues to the best of their ability, and be extremely organized. The PIs will depend heavily on the RA to ensure that no projects are held-up for reasons within our control. They must be able to juggle many tasks at once, be able to see tasks to completion, and overcome any administrative delays or barriers. They are expected to be a proactive member of the entire Division team and a key problem-solver.

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate aspects of data collection and maintenance
  • Assist with project-related administrative tasks
  • Conduct literature reviews and assist in preparation of presentations and publications
  • Aid in the preparation of documents for IRB submissions
  • Assist in analyses of qualitative data (coding and analysis)
  • Help prepare grant applications
  • Organize group meetings, including setting-up conference calls and taking minutes
  • Assist in qualitative data entry, analysis, and presentation
  • Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree a must. This is a perfect job for a person considering a career in the health professions.
  • Previous research experience; prior experience with manuscript preparation preferred.
  • Superior organizational, time management, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to interact professionally at all levels.
  • Skills/Abilities/Competencies Required:

  • Excellent organizational skills and close attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and in team settings
  • Must have exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Prior experience with IRB submissions or grant writing is desirable
  • Must have literature reviews
  • Capacity to organize and manipulate large amounts of data
  • Interest in public health, health policy, economics, and/or medicine
  • Familiarity with statistical programming software is a plus
  • Excellent English language (spoken and written) skills
  • EEO StatementBrigham and Women's Hospital is an Equal OpportunityEmployer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employmentwithout regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, sexualorientation, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

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