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.
· 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
* 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately.