TITLE: Research Assistant

The Orthopaedic and Arthritis Center for Outcomes Research, an internationally recognized clinical and policy research group at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is looking for a Research Assistant. This position will provide you with an opportunity to work in the exciting Longwood Medical Area academic environment, which is home to Harvard Schools of Medicine and Public Health and several large academic medical centers, and to be involved in cutting edge clinical and health policy research. This is a great opportunity for those planning to attend graduate school or medical school, or to continue working in research.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Assist with clinical research studies and duties may include some combination of the following:

  • Facilitate and carryout analyses using a computer simulation model
  • Learn the basics of cost-effectiveness analysis
  • Develop additional structural features for the simulation model, and describe the implementation of these additions to the model programmer
  • Summarize data and generate reports; present findings at weekly and monthly meetings
  • Conduct literature reviews on relevant research topics
  • Prepare presentations and assist with writing, referencing, and editing manuscripts for academic publication
  • Assist with the development and submission of grant proposals
  • Work directly and regularly with OrACORe faculty (Clinicians, Biostatisticians, and Epidemiologists) to design studies, implement protocols, analyze study data, and report results from OrACORe-led studies
  • Conduct enrollment and follow-up telephone/in-person interviews and collect survey responses from study participants enrolled in studies
  • Serve as a primary contact for study participants
  • Perform medical chart reviews
  • Perform data cleaning; organize and document study data
  • Correspond with and prepare materials for the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for protocol amendments, consent form changes, and annual reports
  • Attend and lead regularly scheduled project-specific and group-wide meetings
  • Perform administrative duties, such as preparing meeting agendas and taking minutes, as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Intellectual independence and initiative
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work as a team member and independently
  • Exceptional oral and written communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in decision analytic methods and cost-effectiveness analysis desirable
  • Proficiency with standard office software (Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as Internet applications) and the ability to learn new computer applications
  • Interest in public health, biostatistics, epidemiology, health policy, medicine, computer science and/or applied mathematics

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcript to Faith Selzer at fselzer@partners.org.