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Research Assistant, Clinical Research (Vascular Cell Biology)

Joslin Diabetes Center
Cambridge, Massachusetts, US
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Full time
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The Research Assistant (Clinical Research) will support a research project on the causes of familial forms of diabetes.

The Research Assistant will mail questionnaires and interview patients in the Joslin Clinic or on the phone to identify potential study participants. S/he will interview and examine study participants in the Clinical Research Center (CRC) communicating to participants the essence and implication of involvement in genetic studies. Obtain blood samples for lab testing and DNA analysis using phlebotomy skills. Process, label, and store blood samples. Record data in electronic databases and hard copy.


Recruit study participants through mailings, telephone calls, clinic interviews and schedule examination appointments.
Explain to patients the nature of the study and obtain informed consent.
Interview and examine study participants in the CRC.
Process and store samples, transporting these in a safe manner.
Store data in appropriate electronic databases and hard copy.
Work independently to complete projects for deadlines, and report progress to project manager on a regular basis.
Other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree in biology or related field
Demonstrated laboratory experience/laboratory methods from academic coursework preferred
Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
Familiarity with basic laboratory instruments and equipment - in a laboratory setting.
Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information
Ability to follow general instructions and procedures, as provided
Strong organizational and communication skills (communicate clearly and effectively via verbal and written instruction)
Attention to detail and ability to concentrate on multiple tasks
Ability to prioritize responsibilities - through completion

Joslin is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minority/Female/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans. Joslin values diversity and inclusion, and we encourage diversity applicants.

Joslin Diabetes Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and it is the policy of Joslin to prohibit discrimination of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, marital/parental status, disability status, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.
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