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HSS Research Assistant I - Dr. Hotchkiss in New York, New York


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Research Assistant

Dr. Hotchkiss


The Research Assistant is an integral member of the research team responsible for a variety tasks essential to the conduct of clinical research. This position involves a great deal of patient contact as well as interaction with physicians of various specialties in the hospital. Duties include (but are not limited to) recruitment of patients, assessment of eligibility criteria, administration of questionnaires, coordination of study visits, drawing blood, obtaining specimen from the operating room, processing of biospecimens, obtaining regulatory approvals, and maintaining accurate databases. S/he will have proven abilities to work autonomously, bearing independent responsibility to ensure data accuracy and timely follow through of study procedures. Opportunities for mentorship, authorship, and presentation at rheumatology meetings exist for the right candidate.


  • Identify, screen, recruit, obtain consent from patients for participation in research studies

  • Administer questionnaires, interviews in person, by mail, and/or by phone

  • Coordinate patient visits, ensure protocol compliance

  • Prepare and submit study related materials to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for regulatory approvals

  • Regularly report on progress towards milestones

  • Organize and maintain all files and documents related to specific projects

  • Design/maintain databases, data collection forms, source documents, patient files

  • Collect, process, store, ship blood/tissue/microbiome specimens (phlebotomy training provided as applicable)

  • Collect samples from the Operating Room

  • Prepare and submit abstracts, manuscripts and presentations to disseminate study results/progress

  • Assist in grant documents/submissions


  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Clinical research experience preferred

  • Facility with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Endnote

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Strong time management, and organizational skills

  • Ability to use tact, discretion, and sound judgment when dealing with confidential information

    DIRECTIONS TO APPLY: Submit resume, transcripts (unofficial), and cover letter.

LocationUS-NY-New York

Posted Date2 weeks ago(6/10/2021 7:54 PM)

Job ID 2021-14082

Category Research & Academia - All Openings

Emp Status Regular Full-Time

Hours per Week 35

Shift Days