Research Assistant, MFMU

Rockville, MD
Sep 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Job Description Summary:

The Biostatistics Center of the Milken Institute School of Public Health 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 epidemiologic studies funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other Federal agencies. The Biostatistics Center is a leader in the statistical coordination of major medical research programs of national and international scope, frequently leading to major medical advances. Visit our website:

In this position the Research Assistant will work on NIH funded clinical research studies conducted by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver NICHD Maternal Fetal Medicine Units Network (MFMU). The successful candidate will assist with research study management and administration, working independently as well as in a team. The position will be responsible for maintaining data quality and reporting and will act as the liaison with MFMU clinical sites.

Essential duties include:

-Conducts database management, data editing and auditing using programming skills as required, including detailed review of SAS logs and reconciliation tables.
-Monitors compliance with research study protocol.
-Works with programmers and developers to maintain and test new features of the web based data management system.
-Uses detailed knowledge of protocol, manual of procedures, data forms, and other study documents to answer queries from clinical center staff and to interact with in-house team.
-Identifies and troubleshoots data problems and provides prompt follow-through to resolution.
-Assists in preparing final research study documentation and archival, as required.
-Maintains tracking of research study supplies both in-house and at clinical center sites. Orders study drug supplies for shipment to clinical sites as necessary.
-Maintains tracking of clinical site staff certification status for research study.
-Participates in study group meetings with project team and protocol subcommittee.
-Documents all new processes and procedures, as well as maintains study documents and documentation of changes.
-Performs maintenance tasks on research study website; performs data entry of forms as required (minimal).
-Participates in site visits that require travel to other cities in the US (minimal).
-Performs other work related 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.

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

-High level of accuracy and attention to detail; strong problem-solving skills
-Excellent organizational and communication (oral and written) skills
-Proficient knowledge of MS Office Suite
-Ability to work independently


Campus Location: Rockville, Maryland 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, 9am to 5pm 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: R000373 Job Open Date: 09/08/2017 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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