The primary responsibility of the Research Assistant (RA) is to screen, enroll, interview, and track study participants in the Boston ARCH Study, an ongoing longitudinal cohort of patients with HIV and a substance use disorder. This study is funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Boston ARCH Study is one of three cohorts that make up the Uganda Russia Boston Alcohol Network for Alcohol Research Collaboration on HIV/AIDS (URBAN ARCH urbanarch.org). The study team is based in the Department of Community Health Sciences at Boston University School of Public Health and study participants will be enrolled at Boston Medical Center (BMC). Additionally, the Research Assistant will provide administrative support to the study, will assist with the development of protocols, forms and assessments and perform quality control procedures for the ongoing research. The Research Assistant will participate in staff meetings and write meeting minutes, which will be distributed to the research team. S/he will perform other administrative duties as needed.
Salary: Grade 26
1-3 years of experience and a Bachelor's Degree required.
Cover Letter Required.
Candidates should have an interest in public health and/or clinical research. Specific interest in HIV and/or substance use disorders is a plus. Positive and flexible attitude with excellent interpersonal skills is essential. Ability to approach and engage with vulnerable populations. Ability to understand and follow detailed study protocol. Ability to follow and summarize discussions related to study design and analyses. Ability to work independently and be a good problem-solver. Excellent English communication skills (oral and written). Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (i.e. MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook) and web browsers.
This is a Grant Funded Position
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