Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital is seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented individual to join the Boston-Harvard Burn Injury Model System (BHBIMS), fulfilling the position of Research Assistant II. As one of four Burn Model Systems in the US funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) (2022-2027), BHBIMS conducts a broad range of research activities focusing on understanding the long-term outcomes of persons with burn injury. The position requires a high degree of interaction with patients, medical staff, collaborating researchers, and the burn survivor community. A two-year commitment is strongly preferred.
· Co-Manage with another research assistant the day-to-day aspects of the following projects:
. A longitudinal database of over 500 adult burn survivors
. The CLIMB Program – a randomized controlled trial assessing the effects of a self-management program
· Screen, enroll, and follow-up with participants according to established protocols. This includes, but is not limited to, obtaining informed consent, administering questionnaires, data entry, medical record review, and follow-up communications.
· Travel to other Boston hospitals via the Mass General Brigham shuttle system, including Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
· Work in concert with Principal Investigators (PIs) and research team to develop and implement patient recruitment and follow-up strategies.
· Become a certified leader and co-lead the CLIMB Program self-management course
· Assist PIs in literature searches, data analysis, and manuscript writing.
· Work closely with Program Manager and the National Data and Statistical Center to ensure timely and accurate collection of research data, data integrity, and consistency with prescribed study protocol.
· Ensure compliance with the Mass General Brigham Institutional Review Board and other federal and institutional guidelines.
· Collaborate with local and national burn peer support groups on knowledge translation and dissemination efforts.
· Participate in weekly team meetings.
· Periodic travel to national conferences and meetings.
· Periodic evening or weekend hours.
· Provide general administrative assistance as needed.
· Other duties as assigned.
Skills and Abilities:
· Excellent interpersonal skills are required for working with the study participants and various members of research team and clinical staff.
· Superior organizational skills.
· Careful attention to detail
· Excellent written and oral communication skills, including speaking in public or group settings.
· Anticipate challenges and develop and implement strategies to address them.
· Robust problem-solving skills.
· Articulate phone etiquette necessary for contacting and interviewing research participants.
· Work independently, be self-directed, and contribute as a member of a team.
· Demonstrate initiative with ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, and adapt to changing situations.
· Demonstrate professionalism and respect for subject rights and individual needs.
· Computer proficiency required, with basic proficiency of Microsoft Office applications and ability to learn new software.
· Basic statistical knowledge preferred.
Qualifications and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree required.
Human subjects research experience strongly preferred.
Interested applicants should apply online (http://spauldingrehab.org/careers/jobsearch) using Job ID 3208133.