CHILDREN’S NATIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Center for Translational Science

CHILDREN’S NATIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

Center for Translational Science

research assistant position

Start Date: Summer 2016

 

Work on NIH funded studies evaluating interventions for

 young children with type 1 diabetes.

 

Looking for a masters- or qualified bachelor-level research coordinator and/or assistant with interest in children’s health for a full-time paid position, including a competitive benefits package.  Become part of a collaborative clinical research team, under the supervision of Dr. Randi Streisand, at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. 

 

Responsibilities include:

·      Coordinating multi-site clinical intervention trials, including designing tracking and online survey systems, scheduling and tracking participant recruitment, retention,  and follow-up completion

·        Assisting with the development and implementation of multiple research studies, including both new and ongoing projects

·       Recruiting and enrolling participants including collecting data through in-person or telephone interviews with parents while maintaining confidentiality

·        Conducting medical record reviews

·        Data entry/management/analysis

·        Supervising and training undergraduates and/or research assistants and delegating lab responsibilities

·        Assisting with editing of manuscripts for publication

·      Liaising with the Institutional Review Board (IRB) to maintain research ethical compliance

·        Initiating and overseeing contractual agreements with study vendors

 

Research Opportunities include:

·        Experience on prospective, clinical research studies with potential for presentations and publications

·        Preparation for graduate school in psychology, public health, or medicine

·        Working collaboratively with medical professionals from a range of disciplines including psychology, medicine, nursing, nutrition, and other related disciplines  

 

Additional Requirements:

* Prior experience in clinical human subjects research

* Two-year minimum commitment

* Reliable transportation/willingness to travel to metro area study sites

* Evening hours for phone calls

 

Additional recommended qualifications:

* Knowledge of and experience in working with IRBs

* Experience using statistical software (e.g. Microsoft Excel, SPSS)

* Experience working with clinical patient populations and families

 

Salary commensurate with experience.

 

To apply, send letter of interest, CV, and anticipated availability to Rachel Sweenie at rsweenie@cnmc.org.  Review of applications will begin immediately.