Full-time, Paid, Research Assistant, Rheumatology

April 4, 2022

Mon., Feb. 21

Hospital for Special SurgeryDivision of Rheumatology

Position Description
The Division of Rheumatology at the Hospital for Special Surgery is seeking a research assistant to work with Dr. Anne R. Bass on studies of autoimmune side effects of cancer immunotherapy and rheumatoid arthritis.

Responsibilities include:

  • Identifying, screening, recruiting, obtaining consent from patients for participation in research studies
  • Administering questionnaires, interviews in person, by mail, and/or by phone
  • Coordinating patient visits, ensuring protocol compliance
  • Preparing and submitting study related materials to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for regulatory approvals
  • Regularly reporting on progress towards milestones
  • Organizing and maintaining all files and documents related to specific projects
  • Designing/maintaining databases, data collection forms, source documents, patient files
  • Collecting, processing, storing, shipping blood/tissue/microbiome specimens (phlebotomy training provided as applicable)
  • Preparing and submitting abstracts, manuscripts and presentations to disseminate study results/progress
  • Assisting in grant documents/submissions

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Clinical research experience a plus 
  • Facility with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Endnote
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong time management, and organizational skills
  • Ability to use tact, discretion, and sound judgment when dealing with confidential information

Time Commitment
Full-time. 12 month commitment required, 24 months preferred. Starting May 2022. 


To apply, send a resume, an unofficial transcript, and a cover letter by email to Chanae Thompson