Full-time, Paid, Clinical Research Assistant, Rheumatology

April 2, 2021

Fri., Feb. 19

Position Description
The Hospital for Special Surgery is seeking a clinical research assistant. This position involves a great deal of patient contact as well as interaction with physicians of various specialties in the hospital.

Responsibilities include:

  • Identifying, screening, recruiting, and obtaining consent from patients for participation in research studies
  • Administering questionnaires, interviews in person, electronically, by mail or over phone
  • Coordinating patient visits; ensure protocol compliance
  • Preparing, submitting, and maintaining study related materials/approvals for Institutional Review Board (IRB) 
  • Scheduling and setting agendas for study team meetings; sending notes afterwards (emphasis on action items)
  • Reporting on progress towards project milestones 
  • Organizing and maintain all files and documents related to specific projects (electronic and physical files as applicable)
  • Designing and maintaining databases (i.e.REDCap), data collection forms, source documents, IRB documents, etc
  • Collecting, processing, storing, and shipping blood/tissue/microbiome specimens (phlebotomy training provided as applicable)
  • Preparing and submitting abstracts, manuscripts and presentations to disseminate study results/progress (includes proofing and editing, collection of financial disclosures
  • Assisting in grant documents/submissions
  • Updating curriculum vitae for PI’s and co-investigators as applicable
  • Creating and maintaining study specific instruction manuals and administrative training documents
  • Providing training to new-hire replacement upon leaving position

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Clinical research experience a plus
  • Facility with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Endnote a plus

Time Commitment
Full-time, with a two-year commitment.


To apply, submit cover letter, resume, and transcript on Handshake, or email those materials to Kristen Glaser.