Full-time, Paid, Research Assistant, Internal Medicine

Full-time, Paid, Research Assistant, Internal Medicine

Posted: March 21

Mount Sinai School of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine

Position Description
As the QI Research Assistant in the Mount Sinai Department of Internal Medicine, the research assistant will work with Brian Radbill, MD, Director of Quality, and several other physicians involved with QI in the department, including: Ramiro Jervis, MD, Associate Program Director of Quality and Kristofer Smith, MD, MPP, Assistant Program Director of Quality. The research assistant will join a close-knit team working to design, implement, and analyze projects aimed at improving patient safety, hospital throughput, transitions of care, resource utilization, and patient satisfaction.


  • Build and optimize Excel databases that generate information for resident and attending physicians on the quality of their patient care
  • Report on the department’s quality metrics (i.e. length of stay, mortality rate), patient safety indicators (i.e. hospital-acquired infections), and data for various QI projects (i.e. ED boarding time; demographics of the department’s “hot spotters,” inspired by Atul Gawande’s January 2011 article in The New Yorker)
  • Participate in working groups focused on specific QI initiatives (i.e. reducing readmission rate by increasing scheduling of and attendance at primary care follow-up appointments)
  • Review medical records for unapproved abbreviations
  • Attend quality improvement conferences, morbidity and mortality conferences, and root cause analyses
  • Write and edit IRB submissions and grant proposals
  • Collaborate with professionals involved in every aspect of patient care and hospital administration: attending physicians in the department’s 11 divisions, chief residents, residents, interns, nurse practitioners, nurse managers, nurses, case managers, social workers, administrators, and IT developers
  • Shadow Drs. Radbill, Jervis, and Smith in inpatient and outpatient settings

Position Requirements
The research assistant must be able to work both independently and collaboratively, as well as have strong Excel and PowerPoint skills (or a penchant for developing them).

Time Commitment
40 hours/week

Salary is $40,000, and benefits include health/dental insurance and 29 vacation days.

If you are interested in applying, please email your cover letter and resume to Dan Mazori, Columbia College ’08, who currently holds the position, at daniel.mazori@mssm.edu.