Research Assistant/Patient Recruiter- Genetics & Epidemiology
Joslin Diabetes Center - Boston, MA

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The Research Assistant (Section on Genetics and Epidemiology) will recruit patients for large NIH-funded research study of diabetic nephropathy.
S/he will examine patients in the clinic or on home visits according to study protocol and manage all data and biological specimens acquired.
S/he will be responsible for contacting participants by phone for follow up.

This role provides and excellent opportunity for those wishing to obtain additional clinical/research experience before applying to medical/PA/NP/graduate school.

Responsibilities:
Arrange home visits and examinations at patient’s convenience (evenings, weekends, etc.) Schedule home visits with the patient’s schedule as the foremost concern.
Examine patients according to study’s specified protocol through administering questionnaires, obtaining blood / urine samples, and blood pressure measurements.
Proper labeling, handling, and storage of blood and urine samples.
Work independently to complete projects for deadlines, and report progress during project meetings.
Perform follow-up with patients and doctors. Correspondence letters to volunteers. (Results and thank you to patient, results to doctor, follow-up mailings, Free-Care applications, etc.)
Database management. (Entering / updating patient information)

Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree, preferably in the physical or social sciences
Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to operate independently with good judgement
Strong interpersonal and written communication skills
Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information
Valid driver's license and access to a vehicle
Willingness to learn phlebotomy

Joslin Diabetes Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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