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Children's Hospital Boston Clinical Research Assistant I in Boston, Massachusetts

53286BRTitle:Clinical Research Assistant IDepartment:NeurologyAutoReqId:53286BRStatus:Full-TimeStandard Hours per Week:40 Job Posting Description:

At Boston Children’s Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It’s in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness. And in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Division of Endocrinology and discover how your talents can change lives.

This position supports the research program of Dr. Caitlin Rollins, whose research lies at the intersection of neurology and cardiology, aiming to illuminate the neurobiological underpinnings of neurodevelopmental impairment in congenital heart disease. Currently, she is the Principal Investigator of a fetal MRI study that investigates fetal brain measurements in congenital heart disease to determine whether in utero markers of abnormal brain development can be identified. The ultimate goal of the study is to establish neurobiological targets for fetal neuroprotective intervention and identify those patients most likely to benefit from such therapy. The clinical research assistant would join the team supporting Dr. Rollins' research program.

This Clinical Research Assistant I will be responsible for:

  • Consenting and recruiting patients for research studies through personal interviews and written communications with patients/families. Providing detailed background information regarding studies to families, communicating all policies and procedures, and responding to all inquiries. Evaluating suitability of prospective study candidates and making selections based upon clinical knowledge of each study.

  • Serving as liaison to the families/patients in the research studies, conducted at both on-site and off-site locations, guiding and advising them throughout each phase of the study. Coordinating follow-up visits as necessary. Acting as a resource to study participants, addressing any concerns they may have. Troubleshooting resolution of any issues that may arise throughout the study.

  • Coordinating and preparing the necessary documentation for Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Committee on Clinical Investigations (CCI) submissions, together with the Private Investigator of the study.

  • Creating and preparing data collection statistical reports and analytical summaries for distribution to study research team for review and analysis. Writing articles and summary papers of studies for submission to medical journals, as may be necessary/requested.

  • Participating in the training of newly hired research study assistants, as required.

  • Coordinating activities between the hospital and research laboratories to ensure correct testing/processing and sending out instructions specific to the study. Communicating project policies and procedures to personnel. Monitoring and reviewing data collection and data entry, and informed consent procedures - ensuring consistency of application for each study.

  • Performing other miscellaneous administrative duties as assigned or required.

To qualify, you must have:

  • The knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree.

  • The analytical skills to gather and interpret data in which the information or problems are moderately complex to complex.

  • Well-developed communication skills in order to provide critical information to patients.

  • Advanced writing skills.

Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits.

Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

Office/Site Location:Boston

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