Senior Research Assistant

Washington, D.C.
Jun 25, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Job Description Summary:

The department of Microbiology Immunology and Tropical Medicine (MITM) at GW has an opening for a full-time Senior Research Assistant in its Clinical Research Group. This position will work under the supervision of Dr. David Diemert, MD. The Clinical Research Group (MITM-CRG) is part of the GW’s Research Center for Neglected Diseases of Poverty and of the Sabin Vaccine Institute product development partnership (PDP) and conducts clinical research trials of experimental products that are being developed for the prevention of neglected tropical diseases, particularly hookworm infection and schistosomiasis. We are working to develop and test a novel, low-cost hookworm vaccine to help control human hookworm infection in endemic countries. Hookworm infection causes anemia and can lead to problems with physical and cognitive development in children. For more information, please visit our web page :

The Senior Research Assistant will support Dr. Diemert and the MITM clinical research team in all the aspects of the clinical trial research activities. Current clinical trials are conducted at sites in the United States, Brazil, and Africa. The individual will analyze data, and assist in the preparation of electronic and paper regulatory submissions, program reports, funding proposals, work plans and correspondence as needed.

Responsibilities include:
• Provides administrative support for the clinical research team in the preparation of electronic and paper regulatory and ethical committee submissions, program reports, funding proposals, work plans and correspondence (including preparation, proofreading, formatting and editing of programmatic documents and presentations, and filing both physical and electronic program and regulatory files);
• Maintains trial master files, studies site records and files and ensure compliance with applicable standard operating procedures and regulations;
• Assists with periodic review of study files for accuracy and completeness;
• Assists in the development of technical research documents and operational technical resources (i.e., clinical trial protocols, informed consent forms, case report forms, annual reports, regulatory submissions, clinical trial reports, clinical development plans);
• Maintains and disseminates clinical trial tracking information; manages program invoices and purchase orders;
• Coordinates tasks, schedules, and compilation of reports and minutes of the clinical trial unit activities and procedures;
• Assists in the creation of clinical trial databases, ongoing data management, and data analysis;
• Assists in the development and implementation of recruitment strategies to increase patient enrollment into clinical trials;
• This position 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:

• Bachelor’s Degree in the Biological Sciences
• 1-3 years experience supporting research in a health-related field
• Proficiency with MS Word, Excel and Publisher, Project Management software such as MS Project and EndNote (or other reference management software).
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Ability to multitask, problem solve, set and meet deadlines
• Ability to work collaboratively with all levels of staff and range of personalities, culture, and working styles
• Excellent project management and organizational skills
• Ability to perform detail-oriented work with a high level of accuracy
• Knowledge of spoken and written Portuguese is an asset
• Prior experience with clinical trials is a plus.


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom College/School/Department: School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) Family Research and Labs Sub-Family Laboratory Research Stream Service and Support Level Level 3 Full-Time/Part-Time: Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 9am -5:30pm 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, Credit Special Instructions to Applicants: Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: RP000066 Job Open Date: 06/29/2016 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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    1. Letter of Recommendation 1
    2. Letter of Recommendation 2
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