Research Assistant

George Washington University - Rockville, MD4.0

Full-time | Part-timeEstimated: $31,000 - $44,000 a year
The Biostatistics Center is an off-campus research facility of The George Washington University located in Rockville, Maryland. The Biostatistics Center serves as the coordinating center for large scale multi-center clinical trials and epidemiological studies funded by federal agencies including the National Institutes of Health. The Biostatistics Center is a leader in the statistical coordination of major medical research programs of national and international scope. Visit our website at:

A Research Assistant carries out the day-to-day communications with clinical sites in an effort to ensure that clinical centers are adhering to study procedures. The position provides study support, maintains study documents, performs data quality checks, and conducts trainings for study staff. Research Assistants also act as liaisons with subcommittees and working groups and interact with programmers to develop study reports. The individual is a proactive critical thinker with strong communication skills.

Research Assistant performs the following tasks:
  • Acquires detailed knowledge of research study protocol, manual of procedures, data forms, and other study documents, to ensure compliance with research study protocol and overall study objectives.
  • Interacts with members of the research study group as well as the local coordinating center team.
  • Writes the manual of definitions and procedures for the common measures (i.e.,variables that are collected in each of the center specific protocols) and creates data forms of these measures if required.
  • Performs database management, data editing and auditing for the common measures; reviews, in detail, SAS logs and reconciliation tables.
  • Serves as study webmaster and primary contact for website design, content management, and technical support.
  • Participates in BSC committees pertaining to data management system and website development. Works with programmers and developers to maintain and test new features of the web based data management system.
  • Assists with research study staff training.
  • Attends staff meetings as required.
  • Answers questions and solves problems either individually or in collaboration with colleagues; provides prompt, complete resolution and follow through.
  • Assists with acquisition and distribution of research study materials, including interacting with vendors as needed.
  • Maintains study documents and documentation of changes; assists with final study documentation and archival.
  • Participates in research study group meetings that may require travel.
  • Communicates with the BSC Systems Support staff and administrative staff relating to systems and administrative details as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
Minimum Qualifications:
Qualified candidates will hold a BA/BS in a related discipline. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:
  • Enthusiasm
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Science or math background
  • Strong communication and technical skills
  • Experience or inclination to learn MySQL, Javascript, or CSS is a plus
Typical Hiring Range $17.25 - $23.91 How is pay for new employees determined at GW?
Campus Location: Rockville, Maryland
College/School/Department: Biostats
Family Research and Labs
Sub-Family Field Research
Stream Service and Support
Level Level 2
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Hours Per Week: 35
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work.
Telework: No
Required Background Check Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status

Internal Applicants Only? No
Posting Number: R000873
Job Open Date: 09/05/2019

Job Close Date:
If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:
Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.

EEO Statement:
The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.