Research Assistant

Updated: about 18 hours ago
Location: East Elmhurst, NEW YORK

General Summary/Purpose

The goals of JHM VTE Collaborative are to implement effective approaches to prevent VTE in hospitalized patients. VTE, including blood clots in the legs (deep vein thrombosis [DVT]) and lungs (pulmonary embolism [PE]), is a common condition affecting hundreds of thousands of patients annually. Each year, more patients die from PE than from AIDS, breast cancer, and motor vehicle collisions combined, though this condition is largely preventable. Consequently, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) considers VTE prevention as a top patient safety priority. VTE is one of the most common and life-threatening complications in patient after trauma.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

The research assistant will work with a highly-collaborative multidisciplinary team, and will be primarily responsible for data collection and management of datasets pertaining to projects evaluating prevention of venous thromboembolism events (VTE). Responsibilities include attending weekly meetings, taking meeting notes, assisting with preparation and submission of manuscripts and IRB protocols, and collection of data relevant to research projects.

Approximately 50% of the research assistant’s time will be dedicated to a new study focusing on prevention of venous thromboembolism following trauma. This is a new position funded by a grant from the Department of Defense and involves 17 trauma centers. The role of the Research Assistant will be to 1)  Identify patients eligible for inclusion in this research study, 2) Populate an extensive Clinical Research Form designed specifically for this study using the medical record and other existing sources of data and 3) Upload completed data forms into an electronic data base.  

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline required.
  • Some related experience.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

* JHU Equivalency Formula : 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis.  For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job. *

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree.
  • Health Professional Degree (i.e. RN, MSN, NREMT, MD, DO, MBBS).
  • A background in data collection and management, quality improvement, and/or health services research methodology.
  • Some related experience in clinical research.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Working knowledge and/or interest in health education, clinical trials and/or biomedical research is preferred.
  • Proficiency in computer software programs including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access, Reference manager/Refworks, STATA.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively


Classified title: Research Assistant

Role/Level/Range: ACRO/3/CD

Hourly Rate Range ($s): $14.79-$20.33

Employee group: Full time

Schedule: Mon-Fri 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Employee subgroup: Non-Exempt

Department name: Surgery

Division: Acute Care Surgery

Personnel area: School of Medicine

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