Senior Research Assistant, GRADE

Rockville, MD
Jun 01, 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:

A Senior Research Assistant works within the research team that serves as the Coordinating Center for large multi-center studies in type 2 diabetes; The Glycemia Reduction Approaches In Diabetes: A Comparative Effectiveness Study (GRADE). This position provides technical and research support, maintains study documents, performs data quality checks, prepares reports, implements monitoring systems, and conducts training for study staff. The Senior Research Assistant also liaisons with subcommittees and working groups and interact with programmers to develop study reports. The individual is a proactive critical thinker with strong communication, technical and organizational skills.

Essential job duties include:

- Writes the manual of definitions and procedures for conduct of assessments and collection of research data and creates study forms as required.
Performs database management, data editing and auditing for study data; reviews, in detail, SAS logs and reconciliation tables.
-Programs tables and figures needed for study reports, as required.
- Assists with preparation of study monitoring reports.
-Serves as study webmaster and primary contact for website design, content management, and technical support.
-Handles the configuration and setup for monitoring systems and development of system reports.
-Participates in BSC committees pertaining to data management system and website development. Works with programmers and developers to maintain and test new features of the web-based data management system.
-Conducts and assists with research study staff training.
-Interacts with members of the research study group as well as the local coordinating center team; communicates with study site research staff to answer questions and solve problems either individually or in collaboration with colleagues; provide prompt, complete resolution and follow through. Conducts assessment of site issues for resolution.
-Communicates with the BSC Systems Support staff and administrative staff relating to systems and administrative details as needed.
- Participates in staff meetings, as well as in research study group meetings that may require travel.
-Assists with acquisition and distribution of research study materials, including interacting with vendors as needed.
- Maintains study documents and documentation of changes; assists with final study documentation and archival.
-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 and 1 year of experience in the field or in a related area.

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

-Strong organizational skills
-Attention to detail
-Strong communication, problem solving and technical skills (Excel and PowerPoint)
-Experience in quality assurance monitoring of study databases
-Experience in preparing study reports


Campus Location: Rockville, Maryland College/School/Department: Biostats Family Research and Labs Sub-Family Field Research Stream Service and Support Level Level 3 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: R000313 Job Open Date: 06/01/2017 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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