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Boston, MA


The Research Assistant (Pediatrics/Clinical, Behavioral and Outcomes Research) will work on a clinical research project in the Pediatric research program. 

The Research Assistant will be responsible for:

  • Recruiting, enrolling, following, and scheduling study patients
  • Administering study questionnaires
  • Performing semi-structured interviews or leading focus groups with patients/families
  • Collecting medical data from patients’ medical records
  • Assisting with data entry, management, and analysis
  • Assisting with the preparation of oral presentations and written research reports
  • Attending twice weekly research team meetings


  • Recruit, enroll, follow, and schedule eligible patients and parents into pediatric research studies. 
  • Administer questionnaires to patients and parents as needed. 
  • Perform semi-structured interviews or lead focus groups with patients/families. 
  • Obtain medical information from patients’ medical records. 
  • Organize and code psychosocial qualitative and quantitative data and medical data. 
  • Enter data for computer analysis. 
  • Attend and participate in twice weekly research meetings. 
  • Oversee confidentiality of all research data. 
  • Deliver psychoeducational interventions to families when at Joslin for their scheduled pediatric medical appointments or study visits for longitudinal studies. 
  • Participate in the preparation of scientific publications and presentations of this study’s scientific data. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 


  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in the behavioral/social or biological science
  • At least two years of research experience working with families or equivalent experience preferred
  • Experience with computers (data entry and word processing)
  • Experience with statistical analyses preferred


Joslin is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minority/Female/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.
Joslin values diversity and inclusion, and we encourage diversity applicants.

Joslin Diabetes Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and it is the policy of Joslin to prohibit discrimination of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, marital/parental status, disability status, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.

About the Company

Joslin Diabetes Center

Joslin Diabetes Center is an internationally recognized diabetes care, research and education institution affiliated with Harvard Medical School and headquartered in Boston, MA. Joslin is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for diabetes and improving the lives of people with diabetes through its cutting edge basic and clinical research, patient care programs for children and adults, and through programs and publications that improve the care of diabetes worldwide.

Since its founding in 1898, Joslin Diabetes Center has constantly evolved to meet the ever-changing challenges of diabetes. Joslin Diabetes Center is an institution on the front lines of the world epidemic of diabetes, leading the battle to conquer diabetes in all of its forms through cutting-edge research and innovative approaches to clinical care and education.

Joslin Diabetes Center is the only diabetes institution in the world that goes beyond a single focus. With efforts in these three critical areas, a synergy develops: researchers, clinicians and educators collaborate in ways that produce cutting-edge scientific discovery, unique clinical care models and pioneering educational strategies. This one-of-a-kind framework has an impact on people with diabetes locally, nationally and across the globe.

As the science and practice of medicine continues to evolve, Joslin's core mission endures. Every person at Joslin is dedicated to realizing our vision of a world without diabetes and its complications. We will achieve this vision through a relentless pursuit of our stated mission: To prevent, treat, and cure diabetes.

Company Size

500 to 999 employees



Employee Benefits

Maternity/Paternity Paid Leave, Employee Events, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, Prescription Drug Coverage, Vacation/paid time off, Subsidized Commuting, Medical, Dental and Vision, Gym Memberships, Employee Referral Program, Military Leave, Paid Holidays, Paid sick days, Flexible Spending Accounts, Professional Development, Tuition Reimbursement, 401K