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Senior Research Assistant

Position Deleted on 12/14/2012. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Washington, DC
Admin - Laboratory and Research
Full Time
Work Location Detail Off Campus DC
Assigned Organizational Area: Research
Campus Location: Foggy Bottom
Division/Vice President: Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs (AA)
College/School/Department: School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS)

Internal Applicants Only? Yes (University Wide)
Position Type: Research
Posting Number: Staff - 001874
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Work Schedule: 8-5
Total Hours Per Week: 40
Pay Grade: 0
Job Open Date: 11/27/2012
Open Until Filled: Yes


Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements:
Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, Sex Offender Registry Search, and Prior Employment Verification

Emergency Designation:


Ad Statement:
Founded in 1821, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia, to include ten academic units, with a full-time equivalent enrollment of a little over 20,000 students and approximately 11,000 full-time and part-time employees (faculty and staff). The George Washington University is a community dedicated to learning, communication,respect, service and teamwork. As one of the largest private employers in the District of Columbia, the university seeks employees who support the teaching, research, and public service mission of the university.

Job Description Summary:
The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (GWU SPHHS) is launching several NIH-funded studies on HIV prevention among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Washington, DC.

The Department is seeking a full-time Senior Research Assistant (SRA) to support implementation of these studies. Under the supervision of the Project Directors and Principal Investigator, the SRA will participate in all research activities in clinic, field, and mobile van settings, including but not limited to recruitment, retention, data collection and management, data quality assurance and quality improvement, service referrals and linkage, ethical conduct of study protocols, coordination with multidisciplinary team including physicians and medical staff, collaboration with internal and external agencies, and other duties as requested. The majority of work will take place off-campus.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree.
1-3 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
At least 1 year previous experience in working with MSM or transgender individuals, specifically Black MSM.

Desired Qualifications:
Previous experience leading focus groups, interviews (quantitative and qualitative, face to face and computer assisted.
Previous experience with study logistics such as tracking, documentation, conference calls, and other elements of study implementation.
Knowledge of HIV public health prevention or behavioral research.
Experience with data collection in NIH or other federally funded research settings Excellent verbal and written skills; comfortable in academic, professional, and healthcare settings.
Excellent interpersonal skills with both diverse participant and professional communities.
Ability to work autonomously when needed but also functions well in a team; can work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
Ability to act as liaison to community-level partners who will work in collaboration with the study.
Experience and certification in HIV rapid screening, pre- and post-test counseling.
Familiarity with local health care agencies, case management procedures, peer health navigation, linkage to health insurance and access.
Ability to complete current CITITRAINING HIPPA and Good Clinical Practice certifications.
Ability to travel locally in own transportation preferred.
Travel to trainings and meetings may be required.


  • Recruitment, retention, data collection and management.
  • Data quality assurance and quality improvement, service referrals and linkage, ethical conduct of study protocols.
  • Coordination with multidisciplinary team including physicians and medical staff.
  • Collaboration with internal and external agencies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have at least 1 year experience working with MSM or transgender individuals?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a Bachelors degree?
    • Yes
    • No

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution.
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