Job Description

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

Project scheduling

Patient recruitment and scheduling

Assisting with manuscript development

Developing project libraries (documenting findings, populations, and content)



Send a cover letter and resume to 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.

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