CARRA Registry Associate: Now Accepting Applications!


Applications due: January 31st

CARRA is offering two CARRA Registry Associate positions for the 2021 cycle. The CARRA Registry Associate requires 25% effort for one year. The position may be eligible for a one year renewal, depending on availability of funds and/or productivity. This opportunity is supported through funds received via our partnership with the Arthritis Foundation.

The CARRA Registry is a multicenter observational registry that supports data collection on patients with pediatric-onset rheumatic diseases. It is utilized to answer pressing questions regarding pediatric rheumatic diseases, including drug safety. The Associate position is designed to immerse the applicant in the operational, scientific and leadership aspects of the CARRA Registry. This is a unique opportunity for the associate to interact intensively with the CARRA Registry leadership team, other Associates and early investigators, and to learn skills and gain knowledge that will enrich pediatric rheumatology research and practice.

Requirements and Responsibilities

  • Be mentored primarily by the CARRA Registry Scientific Director (Tim Beukelman) and secondarily by the Registry PI’s (Yuki Kimura and Laura Schanberg)
  • Work directly with the Director and Assistant Director of the CARRA Registry Associate program (Mary Beth Son, Marinka Twilt)
  • Work with the CARRA Registry team to learn site management and registry study finances
  • Actively participate in bimonthly Registry Operations team calls (2nd Monday of each month at 11:00 am ET), Registry Associate conference calls (once per month), and occasional colloquia or program workshops
  • Attend the CARRA Annual Meeting, the annual CARRA Registry Site Retreat, and the annual Registry Operations Team Retreat, as well as any additional meetings regarding the CARRA Registry
  • Be responsible for preparing manuscripts, abstracts, and delivering presentations in support of the CARRA Registry as directed by the Registry team and based on the Associate’s own interests
  • Engage in service projects assigned by Registry leadership and associate-directed projects approved by leadership
  • Develop goals and timeline for Year One of this position, and provide a final Year One plan by 8/1/2021
  • Provide written quarterly progress reports
  • Be required to acknowledge their position in any publications that result from work related to the registry done during their tenure

For additional details, including eligibility and the application process, click here.