Research Assistant, TODAY2

Rockville, MD
Feb 17, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Job Description Summary:

The Biostatistics Center is an off-campus research facility of The George Washington University located in Rockville, Maryland. The Biostatistics Center serves as the coordinating center for large scale multi-center clinical trials and epidemiological studies funded by federal agencies including the National Institutes of Health. The Biostatistics Center is a leader in the statistical coordination of major medical research programs of national and international scope. Visit our website at:

The Research Assistant position works as a member of the coordinating center team supporting NIH-funded clinical research study, “Treatment Options for Type 2 Diabetes In Adolescents and Youth: Long-Term Post-Intervention Follow-Up (TODAY2)”. The position provides research study support, maintains research study documents, performs data quality checks, and conducts training for study staff. The position carries out the day-to-day communications with clinical sites in an effort to ensure that clinical centers are adhering to study procedures. This includes, acting as liaison with subcommittees and working groups and interact with programmers to develop research study reports. The amount of travel for site monitoring purposes is on an as needed basis (less than 5%).

Essential duties include:

-Serves as study webmaster and primary contact for website design, content management, and technical support.
-Develops and presents research study staff training.
-Works with programmers and developers to maintain and test new features of the web based data management system.
-Participates in committees pertaining to data management system and website development.
-Collaborates with colleagues to answer questions and provide assistance to research study staff.
-Assists with acquisition and distribution of research study materials, including interacting with vendors as needed.
-Participates in site visits and research study group meetings that may require travel.
-Tracks research study’s regulatory submissions and approvals.
-Performs other duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

A BA/BS in related discipline is required, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

Strong organizational skills
-Strong oral and written communication skills
-Attention to detail
-Previous research experience preferred


Campus Location: Rockville College/School/Department: Biostats Family Research and Labs Sub-Family Field Research Stream Service and Support Level Level 2 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 35 Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 9:00am-5:00pm Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: Required Background Check Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants: Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: RP000241 Job Open Date: 02/16/2017 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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