Full-time, Paid, Research Assistant, Orthopedic Surgery

July 19, 2021

Mon., June 7

The Hospital for Special Surgery

Position Description
The Hospital for Special Surgery is seeking a student to be a full-time research assistant to Dr. Edwin Su.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting in the synchronization of research activities for Dr. Edwin Su and serving as a liaison between patients and research staff.
  • Providing overall administrative support for clinical research activities.
  • Providing timely reports to Principal Investigator and Research Coordinator.
  • Contributing to research through:
    • Recruitment process (conducts informed consent process)
    • Data collection
    • Ensures that study procedures are conducted in compliance with protocols and GCP.
    • Assures that research is done in an accurate and efficient manner.
  • Ensuring that all research related regulatory, institutional, and departmental compliance requirements are met as appropriate.
  • Handling I.T. communications (requests) and generating reports or data overview as needed.
  • Facilitating completion of all internal documentation needed for research (IRB applications, conflict of interest forms, data collection forms, etc.)
  • Assisting in data collection for research-specific studies including but not limited to the performance of measurements for applicable studies, collection of clinical data from patients directly, and manage the performance of all other duties as put forth in the protocol. 
  • Maintaining and enhancing professional growth through participation in seminars, research meetings, and internal training sessions to keep abreast of trends in the field of Arthroplasty research.
  • Assisting in patient care coordination by assuring patients attend follow-up visits, completing research forms, and meeting all study requirements.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree
  • Prior clinical research experience
  • Prior hospital experience
  • Knowledge of Good Clinical Practice and Good Technology Practice
  • Proficient use of computers and software
  • Knowledge of Orthopaedic and/or Rheumatologic terminology is a plus. 

Time Commitment
Full-time (35 hours per week).