Full-time, Paid, Research Assistant, Neurology

November 16, 2022

Wed., Oct. 5

Hospital for Special Surgery Concussion Program

Position Description
Dr. Teena Shetty, a neurologist at the Hospital for Special Surgery and Assistant Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College, is looking for a full-time Research Assistant to work in the Neurology Department at HSS.

The successful applicant would be involved in a number of concussion-related research projects, including research studies from Marker AG and a new EEG study. This position will provide the opportunity to gain research experience, work directly with patients, and become exposed to daily life at a highly regarded teaching hospital. Research Assistants will also have the opportunity to work closely with a multidisciplinary concussion team and gain experience in an important area of scientific advancement as well as potentially be involved in the publication of journal articles.

Responsibilities include:

  • Screening and recruiting patients into clinical trials
  • Consenting patients who are interested in participating in research
  • Administering neurocognitive assessments to concussion patients
  • Scheduling patients visits and follow-ups
  • Coordinating with research sponsors and other sites for multi-center studies
  • Editing and preparing manuscripts
  • Writing and updating IRB protocols
  • Assisting in the preparation of research presentations

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in arts or science (BA or BS)
  • A strong interest in medicine and gaining skills in clinical research and direct patient contact a plus
  • Familiarity with clinical data and statistical analysis a plus

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


To apply, please email a cover letter (addressed to Dr. Shetty), resume, and unofficial transcript to Jonathan Westafer. Please be advised that three letters of recommendation may be requested.