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Research Assistant Position in the Department of Radiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

The Trauma Imaging Research and Innovation Center (TIRIC) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital seeks a full-time Research Assistant to join our multidisciplinary research team and learn cutting-edge radiology and machine learning research. As a Research Assistant (RA), you will be deeply involved in our interdisciplinary research projects focused on machine learning applications. You may collect data, synthesize literature, assist with coordinating multi-center clinical trials, and participate in writing sections of manuscripts and grant proposals. The job is well suited for self-driven individuals who wish to blend their analytical skills with a passion for healthcare innovation without the need for direct patient interaction. At TIRIC, we are committed to mentoring our Research Assistants and guiding them toward a prosperous career in medicine, public health, healthcare data analysis, and related disciplines.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following activities

  • Assisting in collecting primary data, including SQL and other database management tools for primary data collection, ensuring data quality control, and organizing study data.
  • Assisting in analyses of qualitative and quantitative data
  • Assisting in the collection of user and patient feedback through focus groups and interviews
  • Conducting literature reviews on relevant research topics
  • Summarizing data and generating reports; presenting findings at weekly and monthly meetings
  • Participating in model development, refinement, and debugging, including collaborating with the team of data scientists at MIT.
  • Assisting in the preparation of research documents, presentations, grant proposals, manuscripts, and journal articles
  • Corresponding with and preparing materials for the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for protocol amendments, consent form changes, and annual reports
  • Performing electronic medical record reviews
  • Assisting with study coordination of multi-center clinical trials.
  • Assisting with protocol development and the creation of related materials, including standard operating procedures (SOPs) and manuals of operations (MOOPs)
  • Attending and leading regularly scheduled project-specific and group-wide meetings
  • Performing administrative duties, such as preparing meeting agendas and taking minutes


This position requires a bachelor’s degree with a strong foundation in computer science, data science, or a related field. Proficiency in Python, SQL, and other relevant data analysis tools is preferred. We value flexibility, initiative, and independence as well as interest in medicine, epidemiology, health policy, biostatistics, economics, mathematics, and/or computer programming. Some prior research experience is desired but not required.

We are seeking a good-natured and highly motivated team player who gets along well with others from diverse intellectual and social backgrounds. TIRIC embraces diversity and is committed to building an equal-opportunity team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.

To apply, please complete and submit the form on the right.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis for a start in spring/summer 2024. Early applications are strongly encouraged.

Disciplines: Computer Science, Data Science, Health care, Social Sciences, Epidemiology, Economics, Policy, Public Health

Become a Research Trainee and be part of a transformative project that aims to make a lasting impact on individuals, families, and communities. In addition to groundbreaking research work, the trainees will have the unique opportunity to

  1. Professional development: Engage in continuous learning through collaborative sessions with experts from diverse fields, build valuable connections within the healthcare and research community, including professionals, researchers, and advocates, providing exposure to a broad range of perspectives and potential future collaborations.
  2. Authorship and Publications: Collaborate on research papers and publications, gaining hands-on experience in the research publication process and contributing to the dissemination of knowledge in conferences.
  3. Mentorship: Benefit from mentorship opportunities with experienced professionals and researchers, receiving guidance and support to navigate the complexities of research and career development.

We encourage candidates with a passion for social impact, a dedication to multidisciplinary collaboration, and a commitment to addressing public health challenges to apply. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

To apply, please complete and submit the form on the right.

Thank you for your interest in a Research Assistant or a Research Trainee position at the Trauma Imaging Research and Innovation Center (TIRIC) We’re excited to learn more about you!

To apply, please complete and submit this form. We will review your materials at our earliest convenience and be in touch about next steps within two weeks of your submission.

We encourage you to learn more about us and our work by exploring our website. If you have any questions or concerns or are experiencing technical difficulties, please reach out to Marianna.

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