Full-time, Paid, Research Assistant, Orthopedics & Rheumatology

August 15, 2021

Mon., Aug. 2 

Hospital for Special Surgery

Position Description
The Hospital for Special Surgery is seeking to hire a full-time research assistant to become an integral member of the research team in compliance with all regulatory, institutional, and departmental requirements.

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing and maintaining research databases with guidance from Principal Investigator and/or statistician.
  • Performing data collection and data entry for studies as requested. Schedules and conducts subject interviews, follow-up visits, and phone calls to obtain data as per protocol. Ensures accuracy when transcribing data from data collection sheets, medical records,or electronic institutional databases, or other source documents into databases.
  • Performing or helps facilitate informed consent procedures following all regulatory guidelines.
  • Participating in protocol development in collaboration with Principal Investigator and co-investigators. Conducts literature searches; actively participates in development meetings; reviews and edits protocol document; prepares study initiation documents.
  • Preparing initial drafts of protocols and manuscripts as requested by the Principal Investigator or Assistant Director, Research.
  • Performing IRB submissions for initial approvals, re-approvals, amendments, etc. Prepares, submits, and files IRB and all regulatory documents, i.e., data collection sheets, protocol amendments, protocol deviations, adverse event forms, etc.
  • Preparing information required for reports to research administration as needed.
  • Ensuring that all research-related regulatory, institutional, and departmental compliance requirements are met as appropriate.
  • Conducting statistical data analysis and prepares statistical graphs and tables in preparation for research presentations, abstract and manuscript preparation, or other publications as requested by the Principal Investigator.
  • Providing timely progress reports (especially regarding enrollment) for each research project at regular intervals determined by the Principal Investigator.
  • Preparing and maintaining orderly files for all research studies, including electronic and hard copy paper files in regulatory binders. Works closely with HSS internal monitor for guidance on these activities.
  • Assisting Attending MDs with academic tasks, such as preparing PowerPoint slides and conducting literature searches for presentations as requested.
  • Handling, packaging, and shipping of dangerous goods under supervision and in compliance with State and Federal regulations. These specimens may include tissue, blood, dry ice, and chemicals. Federal Regulations require certification in these procedures. Knowledge of good clinical practice for the handling of specimens and blood may be required.
  • Maintaining and enhances professional growth through participation in seminars, professional affiliations, and internal training sessions to keep abreast of trends in research and the field of anesthesiology.
  • Other duties and projects as designated by Assistant Director, Research.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required​​​​​​​
  • Clinical research experience a plus
  • Proficient use of computers and software, including Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Scientific background and experience with statistical and citation management programs a plus

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


To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to Connor Fletcher.