Research Assistant

Full-time Research Assistant needed for the Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (CHOIR) in the Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration. CHOIR is located in Bedford, Massachusetts (in the Boston area).

CHOIR’s mission is to advance coordinated, patient-centered health care for all Veterans through research and quality improvement (

We are looking for a motivated individual to work as part of a dynamic, multi-disciplinary research and program evaluation team conducting work evaluating patient-centered care in VA. Duties include, but may not be limited to:

  • Assisting with program activities, such as maintaining research documentation, coordinating status updates, and submitting reports.
  • Coordinating and conducting data collection activities, including online survey administration.
  • Conducting administrative activities, such as scheduling and taking meeting minutes.
  • Entering, reviewing, and verifying research and program evaluation data per protocol and ensuring appropriate data tracking, storage and security procedures are in place.
  • Preparing and maintaining Institutional Review Board (IRB) submissions and documentation and other required regulatory documentation.
  • Performing literature searches.
  • Assisting with draft reports, manuscripts, and grant proposals.
  • Managing study participants from initial recruitment, informed consent, and enrollment to follow-up assessments and reimbursements.
  • Maintaining integrity and confidentiality of data, private health information, and personal identifying information.
  • Assisting with other team activities as needed.

This is an excellent position for an organized, detail-oriented individual wanting experience in program evaluation and human subjects research in a supportive environment.

Please submit your resume and cover letter via email to Lauren Gaj ( Please indicate how you heard about the position in your cover letter.

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