Translational Research Assistant I (44715BR)
Translational Research Assistant I
Department Description: Research-Cardiovascular (Dr. Nezafat)
Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Req ID: 44715BR
Job Summary: The Translational Research Assistant functions in the dual capacities of basic research and clinical research.
Conducts and records test results for a variety of routine experiments using molecular, cell biology and/or biochemistry techniques. Records test results, calculates, transcribes, and analyzes data using basic statistics. Responsible for screening patients for participation in clinical trials, enrolling patients onto these studies, monitoring protocol implementation, completing required forms and reporting results. Works closely with other clinical research staff.
- Conducts routine tests following established procedures, which may include assays, DNA sequencing, tissue culture, protein purification, Southern blotting, PCR analysis, electrophoresis, chromatography.
- Recruits and enrolls patients for participation in clinical trials according to study protocols.
- Researches and collects basic study data through monitoring devices and maintains daily logs/basic records of methodologies and test results. With supervision, using databases, may summarize data and interpret results using descriptive statistics and basic hypothesis testing.
- Checks all eligibility and ineligibility criteria with the patients' medical record. Verifies information with clinical research nurse and/or principal investigator. Discusses informed consent with patients.
- May write standard operating procedures for documentation and make informal presentations of these procedures to others in the lab.
- Bachelor's degree required in Biology, Biochemistry, Life Science or a related scientific field required..
- 0-1 years related work experience required.
- Bachelor's degree required in Biology, Biochemistry, Life Science or related scientific field.
- Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.
- Previous clinical trials experience.
- Written Communications: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written English with internal and external customers.
- Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
- Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.
- Team Work: Ability to work collaboratively in small teams to improve the operations of immediate work group by offering ideas, identifying issues, and respecting team members.
- Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
Physical Nature of the Job:
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Some elements of the job are sedentary, but the employee will be required to stand for periods of time or move through out the hospital campus
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