George Washington University

George Washington University

Research Associate

United States

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Job Description Summary:

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: www.

The Biostatistics Center is seeking a full-time Research Associate to work as a project manager of the data coordinating center team supporting the NIH- funded study, “CORD clamping among neonates with Congenital Heart Disease (CORD-CHD)”. The Research Associate will be responsible for providing research study support, maintaining research study documents, performing data quality checks, and conducting trainings for study staff. The Research Associate is also responsible for carrying out the day-to-day communications with the clinical coordinating center and study cores, ensuring adherence to study procedures. This includes, acting as liaison with subcommittees and working groups and interacting with statistical programmers to develop research study reports.

Essential duties include:

· Performs data cleanup and quality checks, including programming queries via the data management system, and develops data dictionary.

· Manages study website content and provides technical support.

· Works with database programmers and web developers to maintain and test new features of the web-based data management system and study websites.

· Participates in the design and development of data collection forms and manuals of procedures.

· Conducts study training and certification of clinical research study staff, in collaboration with the clinical coordinating center.

· Serves as liaison between the data coordinating center and the clinical coordinating center, cores, and committees, and assists with meetings (e.g. scheduling, taking minutes, coordinate voting, program voting module).

· Provides project support related to tracking of adverse events, outcomes adjudication, recruitment, medical imaging, assessments, and questionnaires.

· Maintains project tasks lists.

· 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 master's degree and 1 year of experience 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:

-Strong verbal and written communication skills.

-Strong organizational skills.

-Attention to detail.

-Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a team as well as the capacity to work on multiple tasks on short notice.

-Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

-Experience with EDC systems such as OpenClinica.

-Experience with webinar platforms.

-Experience with or inclination to learn JavaScript, SAS, and R.

-Experience with or inclination to learn project management software.

Typical Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience.


Campus Location: Rockville, Maryland

College/School/Department: Biostats Family Research and Labs Sub-Family Field Research Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 1 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full time -> FTE 1.00 Hours Per Week: 35 Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm Will this job require the employee to work on site? Yes Employee Onsite Status Hybrid Telework: 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: R001910 Job Open Date: 05/08/2023 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.

Posting Specific Questions

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  • Do you have a Master's degree?
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  • Do you have at least one year of experience in the field or in a related area?
  • Yes
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    Job details


    Research Associate


    George Washington University


    United States


    May 25, 2023

    Application deadline

    June 11, 2023

    Job type



    Social Science

    About the employer

    George Washington University is a private institution that was founded in 1821. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 11,762 (fall 2020), its setting is urban, and the campus size is 43 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. George Washington University's ranking in the 2022 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, #63. Its tuition and fees are $59,870.

    George Washington University’s urban location in downtown Washington, D.C., is ideal for fans of politics and city life. The school is spread out across the D.C. Foggy Bottom neighborhood, near the State Department and about a mile away from museums on the National Mall and the Washington Monument. Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus, and, starting with the Class of 2018, juniors are required to live on campus as well. The school’s sports teams are nicknamed the Colonials, and compete in the Division I Atlantic 10 Conference. A costumed student called George, named for George Washington, is the school mascot, though an 10-foot inflatable character known as Big George and an on-campus statue of a hippopotamus are unofficial mascots. There are more than 400 organizations on campus, and students can start their own clubs with an original idea and nine other members. About 25 percent of students are involved in the school’s large Greek system. The TRAiL program takes students on outdoor excursions like hiking, kayaking and horseback riding. Student publications include the GW Hatchet, The Daily Colonial and The GW Patriot.

    The school has broad graduate offerings, and its Law School and Graduate School of Education and Human Development are particularly well regarded. Among the scores of famous GW graduates are politicians Harry Reid and Eric Cantor, former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell and performers including Kerry Washington. Alec Baldwin attended GW but did not graduate.

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