CHILDREN’S NATIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Center for Translational Science


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  Review of applications will begin immediately.