Research Assistant

Location US-NY-New York
Posted Date 3 months ago(10/25/2021 5:52 PM)
Job ID
Research & Academia - All Openings
Emp Status
Regular Full-Time
Hours per Week


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Research Assistant



Oversees data collection and entry; performs data analysis; drafts scientific research abstracts for presentation; drafts scientific research manuscripts for publication. Studies will include retrospective trials, outcomes trials, non-interventional trials and low risk interventional trials.


PROJECT TOPICS (non-exhaustive list)

Peripheral nerve imaging techniques

Brachial plexus imaging anatomy and pathology

Imaging of nerve repair

Shear wave elastography in the musculoskeletal system

Ultrasound-guided musculoskeletal intervention





  • Manages data collection specific to research studies including but not limited to the performance of observational measurements for low risk studies, collection of clinical data from patients directly, and manage the performance of all other duties as put forth in the protocol. This includes the supervision of multidisciplinary teams involved in the successful conduct of the study.
  • Compiles and assists in final analyses of data in preparation for presentation (scientific society meetings, sponsor/regulatory agency) with guidance from the study investigator.
  • Prepare draft research manuscripts for publication, under the guidance of the study investigator.
  • Oversees and conducts the informed consent process on low risk studies (requires appropriate training and certification of human research subjects training).
  • Spearhead efforts to meet patient enrollment targets related to independent research studies. To that end, develops and implements various recruitment strategies.
  • Under supervision from a clinical research coordinator or Sr. clinical research coordinator, manages and executes IRB submissions for initial approvals, reapprovals, amendments, etc ... Ensures timeliness and accuracy of submissions and no lapses in approvals for the study.
  • Assists the study investigator in departmental audits as well as external audits performed by representatives of the sponsor for each clinical research project they manage. Consults with HSS internal monitor for guidance on these activities.
  • Collaborates with research administration, as needed, to ensure that research subjects are treated in accordance with all mandated requirements. Ensures that standards regarding subject registration, protocol specific tests, and required documentation are adhered to. Reports deviations as appropriate and resolves issues when possible. Escalates issues to supervisor as needed.
  • Maintains and enhances professional growth through participation in seminars, professional affiliations, and internal training sessions to keep abreast of trends in the field of research data management.



Education/Training:     1-2 years experience in clinical research

           Bachelor's degree

Experience:       Proficient use of computers and basic research software

Scientific background with knowledge of orthopaedic and/or

radiologic terminology is a plus.


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