Research Assistant

Job Type

Full Time




801 Massachusetts Avenue
United States


The Research Assistant will support projects in the Clinical Addiction Research and Education (CARE) Unit within the Section of General Internal Medicine. The CARE Unit is an academic unit addressing clinical, education, and research aspects of alcohol and other drug use and disorders. Primary responsibilities of this position involve assisting in implementation of research activities.

Essential responsibilities and duties include: 

·        Providing support for local and international research studies, including: managing program records and handling communications.

·        Providing support for education and training programs in the unit.

·        Providing meeting support (e.g., arranging conference calls, preparing agenda and reports, taking and distributing minutes)

·        Maintaining a reference database for faculty publications and grants (e.g. acquires articles and stores them in an electronic reference system). 

·        Conducting literature searches. Assisting Investigators with manuscript and presentation preparation.

·        Assisting with travel arrangements (e.g., booking flights and hotel, visa applications).

·        Processing reimbursements for expenses and assisting with tracking budget items.

·        Maintaining study website.

·        Assisting with Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocol applications and amendments.

·        Providing support for preparation and submission of new grant applications and grant reports.

·        Assisting with development of research protocols, forms and assessments.

·        Performing quality control procedures for ongoing research projects.

·        Providing support for managing a sample biorepository (coordinating shipping, maintaining documentation).

Education and Experience:

·        Bachelor’s degree is required.

·        Candidates should have experience and be interested in clinical research and supporting programs and projects.

·        Interest in substance use disorders and HIV a plus.

Knowledge and Skills:

·        Positive and flexible attitude with excellent interpersonal skills is essential. 

·        Ability to understand and summarize scientific literature.

·        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.

·        Experience with RefWorks and WordPress, Adobe Suite a plus, but not required.

·        Preference given to candidates with administrative experience, strong writing and organizational skills.

·        Fluency in Russian a plus.

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in Russian a plus.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Sally Bendiks at