Research Assistant – Epidemiology Team (2018)

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Commensurate with experience.




1340 Boylston Street
United States


The Fenway Institute (TFI) is an interdisciplinary center for research, training, education, and policy development, focusing on national and international health issues housed within Fenway Community Health. Our mission is to ensure access to quality, culturally competent medical and mental health care for traditionally underserved communities, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and those affected by HIV/AIDS.

Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, Project Director and Study Coordinator, the Research Assistant (RA) assists with the implementation of a longitudinal cohort study of adult transgender women (TW) to characterize HIV incidence and associated risk factors in this population.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: implementing recruitment efforts that lead to study participation; arranging and conducting study visits with study participants as specified by study protocol; coordinating study retention efforts; assisting with maintaining regulatory procedures and developing of study materials; assisting in the development of research projects and publication of study findings.

LGBTQ-identified persons and people of color are encouraged to apply.



  • Bachelor’s degree in social science research or related field preferred


  • Direct experience working with transgender people
  • Familiarity and comfort with HIV prevention issues and other health disparities facing transgender communities, youth, MSM, and other groups at high-risk for HIV infection
  • Good interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Strong attention to detail, superior work ethic, professionalism and organizational skills
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Power-Point, Excel, Email) required with the willingness to master new software applications and technologies

Preferred Experience & Skills:

  • Prior experience conducting human subjects research highly preferred
  • Fluency or professional-proficiency in Spanish highly preferred
  • Prior clinical laboratory experience (such as phlebotomy) highly preferred
  • Comfort and willingness to relate identity(s) and personal experiences in the context of research and community involvement highly preferred
  • Applicants demonstrating personal and professional experiences relating to the challenges facing transgender women highly desired
  • Experience working in an ethnically, culturally, and racially diverse environment preferred
  • Transgender women and transgender women of color are highly encouraged to apply

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

To apply, please visit the Fenway Health Career Portal (