Science & Research Careers at Lifespan

Research Assistant Job

Job Number: TMH18439

Job Title: Research Assistant

Department: 2MWMC Rosenemont HCC - 7931000

Facility: The Miriam Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

Under the general supervision of the Principal Investigator(s), assists in acquisition and analysis of patient information for multiple clinical research projects. Interviews patients to gather information, prepares and maintains study record, enters data via computer, performs statistical analyses of resultant data. Participates in qualitative/quantitative analyses of resultant data. Reviews relevant literature to gather information; may participate in development of research protocols. May perform EKG’s and take vital signs during research-based monitoring tests. May also perform blood spinning and shipment of blood and tissue samples as required by protocol.


Bachelor’s Degree in Applied or Life Sciences or related area, including courses in research methodologies and microcomputer systems.

Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care patients with consideration of aging processes, human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.


Three to six months on-the-job experience to become familiar with specific research studies.

Knowledge of theory and techniques of research methodology.

Organizational skills to organize and prioritize own efforts on multiple projects and to gather research information, format appropriately for computer data entry, prepare and maintain records and reports, etc.

Interpersonal skills to effectively interact with patients, families and Hospital professional to gather and exchange information.

Analytical skills to participate in developing research protocols perform statistical analyses and participate in qualitative/quantitative analyses of research data.

Technical ability to operate and maintain computer system.