Research Assistant I (T. Chen Lab)
Boston, MA 
Posted 19 days ago
Job Description


Under the supervision of Teresa C. Chen, MD, the incumbent will be responsible to support ophthalmic clinical studies, which involve glaucoma and spectral domain and swept source optical coherence tomography (OCT). The assistant will help with patient recruitment and data collection, as described below. This person will be also be responsible to complete basic regulatory and administrative tasks for the lab.


  1. Recruitment of individuals to participate in a research study.
  2. Inputs study data into appropriate spreadsheets and databases.
  3. Performs all other duties required to assist in study visits for research subjects.
  4. Possesses the ability to assess data related to the patient and associated study visits.
  5. Complete basic regulatory and administrative tasks for the lab.
  6. Helps with creating presentations and written summaries of data results for publication and research meetings.



Bachelor's degree required.


Works in a computer room with fellow employees to process data and analyzing data. Also works with minimal supervision in a high-volume service area. Interacts with patients and physicians and is responsive to fellow employees with recruiting study patients.



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This description is intended to indicate essential tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of supervisors to assign, direct, or control the work of staff members under their supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned but that are of similar kind or level of difficulty

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Primary Location: MA-Boston-MEI Mass Eye and Ear Main Building Boston
Work Locations:
MEI Mass Eye and Ear Main Building Boston
243 Charles Street
Boston 02114
Job: Research - Other
Organization: Mass. Eye and Ear (MEE)
Schedule: Full-time
Standard Hours: 40
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular
Recruiting Department: MEI Ophthalmology Research
Job Posting: Aug 25, 2021


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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