Clinical Research Assistant


Under the general supervision of the Principal Investigator(s) and Clinical Research Coordinator assist in acquisition and analysis of patient information for multiple clinical research projects. Interviews patients to gather information prepares and maintains study records enters data via computer performs statistical analyses of resultant data. Participates in qualitative/quantitative analyses of resultant data. Assists in the reporting of study updates and addendums. Reviews relevant literature to gather information; may participate in development of research protocols. 



Provides assistance to Principal Investigator(s) to coordinate clinical research activities related to department�s field of study and investigators specific study including the identification and follow up of patients meeting criteria for inclusion in clinical research studies; ensures protocol eligibility requirements are met.

Establishes and/or maintains study record for each participant. Interviews patient and/or family to explain nature of study elicit cooperation and gather information to complete study questionnaires. Facilitates obtaining informed consent and assent. May schedule patient appointments and call patients to complete documentation.

May review medical records to abstract information necessary to complete forms. May request and follow up on missing data.

Monitors adherence to study protocol. Collects and organizes patient data into appropriate format to facilitate data entry. Operates computer to enter study information into database.

Using pre-packaged software and according to needs of research supervisor performs computer-assisted statistical analysis such as frequencies cross tabulations linear regression and the like.

Maintains computer equipment arranges for internal/external service(s) as necessary to effect purchases updates repairs and maintenance.

Prepares related graphs and charts or results of data gathered. Participates in quantitative and qualitative analyses of resultant information.

May assist in planning research protocols.


May assist in study reporting and updates via Institutional Review Board (IRB) reporting and/or NIH.

Assist in the coordination of activities of others assigned to research project to interview patients compete forms or perform other research-related tasks.

Reviews literature pertaining to research being conducted in order to better understand project and gather relevant information.


Other information:


Bachelor�s Degree in Applied or Social Sciences or related area (i.e. Psychology Counseling Social Work Public Health etc.) including courses in research methodologies and statistics.


Three to six months on-the-job experience to become familiar with specific research studies. Past research experience with human subjects of at least 6 months preferred

Knowledge of theory and techniques of research methodology.

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

Interpersonal skills to effectively interact with patients families and Hospital professionals 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 (e.g. REDCap Microsoft and Google suites Qualtrics SPSS preferred)


Technical ability to operate and maintain computer system.

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.

Often works within a specific department to identify enroll and follow up on research patients.

May spend much of the time standing and walking between departments offices Medical Records etc.

Please include cover letter with application

Two-year commitment preferred

Bilingual English and Spanish preferred 


Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


Location: Rhode Island Hospital USA:RI:Providence


Work Type: Full Time


Shift: Shift 1


Union: Non-Union