Nationwide Children's Hospital

  • Research Assistant- RI Biobehavioral Health

    Posted Date 2 months ago(1/8/2019 10:27 AM)
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    Full Time, Benefit Eligible


    Research Assistant: My research focuses on improving the lives of children and adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease.  Current projects include 1) evaluating a peer mentoring program for improving self-management, 2) investigating interactions between stress and the intestinal microbiome, and 3) investigating long-term psychosocial outcomes in youth with IBD, following a cohort from diagnosis to transition to adult care.  I also collaborate on projects focusing on self-management during young adulthood and the transition to adult care, healthcare disparities and barriers to good care, and quality improvement initiatives in pediatric IBD (e.g., implementing psychosocial screening).



    Please send your CV and a cover letter to Dr. Laura Mackner at  


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    Job Duties:

    Research assistants are responsible for coordinating and implementing all aspects of the research projects.  They work directly with research participants in the hospital and in the community (recruitment, informed consent, conducting study visits).  They prepare IRB submissions, develop and maintain study protocols and data collection materials, and make recommendations about refining study procedures.  Research assistants collect medical chart and other data, score standardized questionnaires, and conduct data tracking, entry and verification via Excel, REDCap, and SPSS.  Research assistants conduct data analyses and literature searches and participate in the dissemination of data (e.g., conference posters, manuscripts).  They assist in supervising undergraduate volunteers and receive professional development mentoring for the next steps of their careers.  Some evening and weekend hours are required for data collection.





    1.       Bachelor’s degree in relevant field.

    2.       Ability to function independently, to make decisions, and to be a self-starter.

    3.       Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

    4.       Previous research experience is strongly preferred. 

    5.       Familiarity and experience with data entry and statistical software (e.g., REDCap, SPSS) is preferred.

    6.       Current driver’s license and insurance with access to a reliable car for use in data collection


    MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Percent of time spent on: 50% Collecting data 20% Recruiting participants 15% Tracking/managing data 15% Miscellaneous tasks associated with research Minimum physical requirements: 100% Kneeling / reaching 100% Finger dexterity 100% Talking / hearing / seeing 33% Lifting / carrying weight 0-20 pounds for 1-5 minutes The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.


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