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Research Assistant for Clinical Research Studies Georgetown University Medical Center

Georgetown University
Washington D.C.

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Research Assistant for Clinical Research Studies Georgetown University Medical Center

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


Research Assistant for Clinical Research Studies - Georgetown University Medical Center

Job Overview

The Research Assistant (RA) directly supports primary care and community-based clinical research studies funded by the National Institutes of Health, and works on a research team composed of the Principal Investigator (PI), Project Coordinators (PC), Research Assistant and student research assistants. The RA works closely with the study PC to recruit and enroll area practices and participants, retain participants, obtain informed consent with the PC, conduct data collection, perform data entry, and complete other day-to-day project activities as identified.

Work Interactions

The Research Assistant reports to the PC and PI on all activities and attends project meetings. As needed, the Research receives training on various GU applications - such as Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) - in order to record project activities.

Research Support Duties
  • Procures and manages inventory of research and laboratory supplies
  • Performs substantial local travel to area clinical practices and participant visits as needed
  • Uses research study car for travel to community-based sites, complying with GU policies for such anticipated expenses
  • Tracks travel and related activities, either to be expensed to grant for reimbursement purposes

  • Bachelor's degree - preference for health or science-related concentration (note: consideration will be given to equivalent combination of education and experience)
  • Valid driver's license and clean driving record
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Detail-orientation and analytical background
  • Strong verbal and written communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in the community

Preferred qualifications
  • Ability to speak Spanish
  • Knowledge of research methods

Work Mode: On Campus. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position's mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University's mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation.

Upon hire, the Research Assistant must complete training and maintain certifications in Human Subjects Protections, HIPAA and ICH Good Clinical Practice.

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Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.

Need Assistance:

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at 202-687-4798 or [email protected].

Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

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