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Job Title: Senior Research Assistant, Office Based Addiction Treatment
Job Number:
Organization: Boston Medical Center
Posted: 10/19/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Health Care - General
Industry: Other
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Boston,  MA    USA
Compensation: competitive
Position Description: The Office Based Addiction Treatment (OBAT) team in the Section of General Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center (BMC) seeks a highly motivated individual for the position of Senior Research Assistant to support implementation of a grant-funded trial within BMC's OBAT Program within Primary Care. The study will evaluate the effectiveness of video-­based directly observed therapy (DOT) in office-­based buprenorphine programs to improve care during initial months of treatment. This position will sit within the Clinical Addiction Research and Education (CARE) Unit, an academic unit at BMC/ Boston University School of Medicine, part of the Grayken Center for Addiction, that conducts research, educates health professionals, provides health care, builds capacity and informs clinical and public health practice and policy to improve the lives of people with unhealthy alcohol and other drug use. The Senior Research Assistant will report directly to the Director of Special Projects and Research, as well as the study Principal Investigator, in addition to other senior leadership.

The Senior Research Assistant will coordinate and implement participant recruitment, enrollment, follow-up, data collection, and study conduct. Responsibilities include identifying and screening research participants, recruiting and maintaining follow-up of research participants, tracking absent (lost to follow) participants, explaining and acquiring signatures of participants for informed consent documents, data collection, database entry (including, but not limited to, data entry, transcription of qualitative questionnaires and coding of qualitative data), and participation in study meetings and performing other administrative tasks in support of the clinical studies.

Essential Responsibilities: Responsible for the administrative aspects of the research study, including: managing program records and handling communication needs of the program. Provides assistance in the development of reports, presentations, and data analysis. Assists in data collection and provides feedback on study’s progress. Recruits subjects to participate in the study by using approved methodologies, such as, reaching to healthcare providers for referrals, visiting clinics, sending mail-outs, using approved advertisements, etc. Conducts the enrollment of study participants, including explaining research procedures, and obtaining informed consent of participants. Schedules appointments of study participants; conducts reminder phone calls and/or sends mail-outs. Reviews the data collection forms for each enrolled participant for completion and quality. Obtains and distributes participant compensation for participation. Perform administrative duties associated with the study’s Data Monitoring and Safety Board, tracking and reporting adverse events and collecting data specified by the DSMB. Responsible for all other administrative duties related to research activities. Prepares and maintains Institutional Review Board (IRB) approvals and correspondence, including amendments and renewals as necessary. Conducts literature searches. Assists Investigators with manuscript and presentation preparation and research. Participates in staff meetings/initiatives including appropriate quality improvement and education activities, or if unable to attend non- mandatory activities, accepts responsibility to review meeting minutes and becomes knowledgeable of issues discussed. Performs office-related duties such as answering phones, picking up and delivering mail, ordering and distributing office supplies, handling faxes, scanning, filing, photocopying, collating materials, maintaining the update of policy manuals, etc. Conforms to hospital standards of performance and conduct, including those pertaining to patient rights, so that the best possible customer service and patient care may be provided. Utilizes hospital's behavioral standards as the basis for decision making and to facilitate the hospital’s goals and mission. Follows established hospital infection control and safety procedures. Performs other duties as needed.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree is required. Interest in addiction research preferred.

At least one year relevant research experience working on study involving human subjects required.

Experience with research design, methodology, and analysis, is strongly preferred. Desired knowledge and skills: Experience with recruiting subjects, with an understanding of the ethical and technical conduct of research. Excellent interpersonal skills needed to work with human subjects and patients in a hospital setting. Excellent English communication skills (oral and written). Cultural sensitivity and comfort with a wide range of social, racial and ethnic populations Organizational ability to perform multiple tasks efficiently and to prioritize duties. Self-motivated and ability to work both independently and in group setting Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and Access and PowerPoint. Experience with statistical analysis tools a plus. Ability to perform basic data management tasks (coding, data entry, data cleaning, retrieval). Ability to perform basic data analysis and reporting (in words, numbers and graphics). Experience using quantitative data analysis software is helpful (e.g., SPSS, SAS, Minitab). Must be able to maintain strict protocols of all confidential or sensitive information

Organization Description: The Office Based Addiction Treatment (OBAT) Program sits in the Section of General Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center (BMC) within the Clinical Addiction Research and Education (CARE) Unit, an academic unit at BMC/ Boston University School of Medicine, part of the Grayken Center for Addiction, that conducts research, educates health professionals, provides health care, builds capacity and informs clinical and public health practice and policy to improve the lives of people with unhealthy alcohol and other drug use. Boston Medical Center's OBAT Program is the largest opioid treatment program of its kind in New England, serving ~700 patients annually.

Closing Date: 1/19/2019
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Alicia Ventura,  Senior Research Assistant, Office Based Addiction Treatment
Contact Location: 801 Massachusetts Ave
2nd Floor
Boston   MA  02118
United States
Contact Location: 801 Massachusetts Ave
  2nd Floor
  Boston   MA  02118
  United States
Contact Phone:  
Contact Fax:
Contact Email: alicia.ventura@bmc.org
Web Address: bmcobat.org
How to Apply: https://bmc.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/BMC/job/Boston/Senior- Research-Assistant--Office-Based-Addiction-Treatment_8940

Additional Information: Must apply through BMC website. COVER LETTER AND RESUME REQUIRED.

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