We are looking for a dynamic individual to join us as a Research Assistant with our Research Team. These teams are responsible for research projects to learn more about patients with life-changing illnesses. The Research Assistant will support a variety of data and research projects and help with the administrative workload of the team. Research assistants at PatientsLikeMe have the opportunity to learn alongside a unique team from disciplines as diverse as psychology, biostatistics, data science, drug safety, pharmacology, consumer informatics, and neuropsychology.
The successful candidate will work full-time at our office in Cambridge, MA. We are looking for a two-year commitment.
Passionate about health data, intellectually curious, hard working
Bachelor’s degree with a biological sciences, social sciences, and/or health-related major (please no graduate degrees) - epidemiology and/or biostatistics background is a plus
Proficient in Microsoft Office (MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint) and shared collaborative document systems (i.e., Google docs); familiarity with medical informatics a plus
Maturity and confidence in interacting with patients and research collaborators
Strong analytical skills and conceptual thinking
Ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary environment
Strong writing and editing skills
Disciplined, self-motivated, attention to detail, able to prioritize workload
Conducting literature reviews
Data entry and cleaning
Ensure accuracy and integrity of study data
Entering and testing surveys in an online survey tool
Participation in development of proposals, protocols, and reports
Coordination of research materials for ongoing and future research projects
Reviewing and coding qualitative data
Assisting in development of IRB submission materials
Setting up accounts and collecting necessary documentation from external researchers
Assisting in grant-related administrative work
Patient recruitment and scheduling
Assisting with manuscript development
Developing project libraries (documenting findings, populations, and content)
Send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org describing why you are the best person for this position (remember you’ll be competing against some stiff competition!), and suggest one research question that you would like to see answered by the data on our website.
Learn more about PatientsLikeMe here.
To apply for this position, please email your resume to email@example.com.