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Research Assistant, LGBTQ and HIV 

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
About the Organization The mission of Fenway Health is to enhance the wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community and all people in our neighborhoods and beyond through access to the highest quality health care, education, research, and advocacy. Fenway Health was founded in 1971 and has grown from a less than 10 person operation in the basement of a building near the Boston Fens to one of the largest LGBT-focused organizations in the world. It consists of three main centers:

• Fenway Community Health Center, our clinical arm, which is a federally qualified health center that operates three clinic sites (Fenway:1340, Fenway:South End, and the Sidney Borum, Jr. Health Center) in the Boston area and provides over 30,000 patients with primary and specialty medical care, behavioral health care, optometry care, and dental care;

• The Fenway Institute, our research/training/education/policy development arm, which houses numerous research initiatives as well as the National LGBT Education Project, the LGBT Aging Project, the National Center for Innovation in HIV Care, and the Center for Population Research in LGBT Health; and

• AIDS Action, our HIV/AIDS service organization, which provides nonclinical services (case management, housing and legal assistance, outreach, peer support) to people living with HIV/AIDS and operates numerous programs focusing on HIV/STD prevention/testing/treatment, including the Access (drug user health program), TransCEND (transgender peer support and risk reduction program), and Youth on Fire (drop-in center for homeless and street-involved youth) programs.
Position Research Assistant, LGBTQ and HIV  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  

Job Summary
Reporting to the Project Director, the Research Assistant serves as the study coordinator for research studies and projects in the department, in collaboration with the Health Center and with co-investigators outside of Fenway Community Health.

Essential Functions

  1. Performs research interviews, surveys, and study visits as specified by the study-specific protocol
  2. Design and implements effective data management systems as specified by protocol objectives
  3. Utilizes written and verbal communication to contribute to the effective functioning of the research department
  4. Maintains, in collaboration with research clinical staff, the functioning of the lab, following state guidelines and study protocols
  5. Meet agency participatory expectations
  6. Perform related duties as assigned

We offer competitive salaries, and for those who qualify, an excellent benefits package; including comprehensive medical and dental insurance plans, and a retirement plan with employer match. We also provide 11 paid holidays, paid vacation, and more.
LGBTQ-identified persons, people of color, and others from historically underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.

Number of Openings 1  
Position Requirements


    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • One to two years’ experience with human subjects preferred
    • Experience with research concepts and techniques required, including qualitative interviewing and basic quantitative analytical skills
    • Work experience in a biological or health science related field preferred
    • Familiarity with laboratory techniques preferred
    • Familiarity working with HIV-infected or at-risk for HIV infection individuals preferred
    • Clinical research experience preferred
    • Ability to function autonomously in a collaborative interdisciplinary team involving research, medical and mental health care
    • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
    • Demonstrated strong administrative skills and a strong attention to detail
    • Strong computer skills and familiarity with data entry & analysis
    • Ability to work harmoniously with diverse groups of individuals
    • Experience working in an ethnically, culturally, and racially diverse environment

Working Conditions and Physical Effort
Ability to meet the following physical requirements with or without reasonable accommodations:

  • Sit at a computer station for extended periods of time
  • Ability to keyboard for extended periods of time
Category Public Health Research  
Number Filled 1  
Location The Fenway Institute - Ansin  
Shift -not applicable-  
Req Number PUB-18-00018  

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