2021 to 2022 Research Assistant Position at Boston University Sports Medicine

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8 months 1 week ago - 8 months 1 week ago #38839 by BUSports
2021-2022 Boston University Sports and Shoulder Research Fellowship

Dr. Li is seeking an ambitious medical student who is pursing orthopaedic surgery as a career and interested in a year-long clinical research fellowship at the Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center.   The research assistant will work closely with both Dr. Li and Emily and will be responsible for the following duties below.  Furthermore, he/she will have access to the BU Orthopaedic department academic resources and is expected to attend all morning conferences/resident lectures/Grand Rounds/dept. educational event.  Dr. Li will also provide mentorship and assistance for the Orthopaedic residency match process. Of note, the last three RA in this position all have successfully matched into Orthopaedic surgery residency.  Interested applicants (3rd or 4th year medical students) should send CV/resume, cover letter, USMLE Step scores, and 2 letters of recommendation to Emily Curry, MPH (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Xinning Li, MD (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Position Summary: Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator and Research Project Manager, the RA will be responsible for study recruitment, consent, data collection, entry and verification for the ARC (Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff), STABLE (Shoulder instability Trial comparing Arthroscopic stabilization Benefits compared with Latarjet procedure Evaluation) and MVP (Comparing Meniscal Repair Biologic Augmentation: Marrow Venting Procedure Versus PRP) randomized clinical trials. In addition, the RA will be responsible for the study recruitment, consent, data collection, entry and verification for the CuffGEN (Genetic Epidemiology of Rotator Cuff Tears) study, ASES Multicenter Shoulder Periprosthetic Joint Infection Database and setting up the multicenter prospective shoulder arthroplasty for FH Ortho. Duties include but are not limited to, assisting with patient recruitment, scheduling study visits, administering questionnaires, creating and filing case report forms, entering and updating data, maintaining databases, running reports, and performing other administrative tasks in support of the clinical studies. The RA will also perform literature searches, assist in completing IRB procedures and assist with manuscript submission processes.  Furthermore, many other research opportunities will be available for the RA that will result in peer reviewed publications and presentations.

Essential Responsibilities/Duties:
1.     Conducts the screening and enrollment of study participants, including explaining research procedures, and obtaining informed consent of subjects.
2.     Responsible for the administrative aspects of the research study, including managing records and handling communication needs.
3.     Schedules appointments of study participants; conducts reminder phone calls and/or sends mailouts.
4.     Reviews the data collection forms for each enrollee for completion and quality.
5.     Perform administrative duties associated with the study’s Data Monitoring and Safety Board, tracking and reporting adverse events and collecting data specified by the DSMB. Responsible for all other administrative duties related to research activities.
6.     Assists in completing Institutional Review Board (IRB) approvals and correspondence, including amendments and renewals as necessary.
7.     Conducts literature searches. Assists study team with manuscript, presentation preparation and research.
8.     Utilizes hospital's behavioral standards as the basis for decision making and to facilitate the hospital’s goals and mission.
9.     Follows established hospital infection control and safety procedures.
10.  Other duties as assigned with other research projects.
Last edit: 8 months 1 week ago by BUSports.

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