| The Environmental & Occupational Medicine & Epidemiology (EOME) Program in the Department of Environmental Health has an opening for a Research Assistant. The EOME program seeks to investigate and prevent heath risks associated with environmental and occupational hazards by conducting original research and outstanding professional education. Our emphasis is in biomedical aspects of disease and injury, human studies, and molecular epidemiology. The ultimate goal of our research is to provide scientific basis for prudent and responsible decisions in environmental, occupational, and health standards, and to inform and inspire clinical and public health practice.|
The Research Assistant will perform and coordinate a wide range of research procedures and duties related to the Metal Exposure and Alzheimer's Disease (MEAD) study, which studies whether environmental exposure to metals increases risk of neurodegenerative dementia.
Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Subject recruitment: mail invitation letters and make follow-up phone calls, track responses, and schedule study visits.
- Conduct study visits, which includes interviewing subjects, recording bone lead measurements with an X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) device, performing a brief cognitive assessment battery, collecting extracted teeth from the dental clinic, and preparing the teeth for measurements.
- Meet regularly with the study investigators, submit reports of project status, and suggest modifications or improvements to efficiency of study visits.
- Data management and human subjects research document tracking.
- Collate, organize, draft, and edit material for the preparation of research papers, manuscripts, progress reports, articles, or other documents for publications and/or presentation related to project activities.
- Process, organize, summarize, and help analyze study results, using a variety of word processing, spreadsheet, scientific or statistical software applications.
- Other duties as required.
Please Note: This position will work at both the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, MA and the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital (Bedford VA Hospital) in Bedford, MA.
Please Note: Local travel within the Greater Boston area may also be needed to coordinate among investigators and to interact with study subjects.
Please Note: This position has a term appointment of 3/31/2018, with possibility of extension.
Please Note: Because of the collaboration with the Edith Nourse Rogets Memorial Veterans Hospital, any offer will be contingent upon the successful completion of the screening process to work at the VA.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3- 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
Join Harvard Chan School to support our mission of health research & education and be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!
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