MEYERS PRIMARY CARE INSTITUTE
The Meyers Primary Care Institute is a joint venture of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Reliant Medical Group, and Fallon Community Health Plan. The Institute’s mission is to promote primary care practice through innovative research and educational initiatives.
The Meyers Primary Care Institute faculty and staff are also affiliated with the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Division of Geriatric Medicine which is fast becoming a national leader in geriatric research, education, and clinical care.
The Institute is seeking a full time Research Assistant to provide support for ongoing research studies in the areas of epidemiology, health services, health communication, geriatrics, and other areas. The Research Assistant will also provide support for educational initiatives.
Responsibilities include: • coordinating project activities among partners at other study sites. This may include communicating with external consultants and multidisciplinary teams, scheduling meetings, and preparing agendas and minutes • participating in data management, collection and entry, preparing summary tables and reports • performing literature searches, documenting search strategies, and reading and abstracting data from articles • conducting interviews with study participants • preparing presentations • assisting in preparing publications for submissions to journals
Skills and Abilities: Motivated, strong organizational skills, able to prioritize tasks, exceptional written and oral communication skills, proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel; familiarity with MS Access and other statistical software is a plus. Candidates must possess the ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
Education and Training: Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Prior research experience is a plus.
NOTES: • This is not a bench lab position; we conduct Health Services research. • We are looking for a Bachelor’s level Research Assistant. • We request a two year commitment for this position. • Reliable transportation is a must; minimal travel involved. • We require a cover letter specifying specific interest in this position.