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

53903BRTitle:Clinical Research Assistant IIDepartment:Medicine-General PediatricsAutoReqId:53903BRStatus:Full-TimeStandard Hours per Week:40 Job Posting Description:

The Children’s Hospital Primary Care Center is looking for a full time Research Study Assistant II to assist the practice in data collection and study design for both clinical research projects and quality improvement studies. The research assistant will work closely with various researchers and other practice staff with all aspects of study design and implementation, including managing excel spreadsheets to collect and track data, recruiting patients and families to take part in research studies, and performing basic data analysis.

Principal Responsibilities

  1. Consents and recruits patients for research studies through personal interviews and written communications with patients/families. Provides detailed background information regarding studies to families, communicates all policies and procedures, and responds to all inquiries. Evaluates suitability of prospective study candidates and makes selections based upon clinical knowledge of each study.

  2. Serves 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. Coordinates follow-up visits as necessary. Acts as a resource to study participants, addressing any concerns they may have. Troubleshoots resolution of any issues that may arise throughout the study.

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

  4. Creates and prepares data collection statistical reports and analytical summaries for distribution to study research team for review and analysis. Writes articles and summary papers of studies for submission to medical journals, as may be necessary/requested.

  5. Participates in the training of newly hired research study assistants, as required.

  6. Coordinates activities between the hospital and research laboratories to ensure correct testing/processing and send out instructions specific to the study. Communicates project policies and procedures to personnel. Monitors and reviews data collection and data entry, and informed consent procedures - ensuring consistency of application for each study.

  7. Performs other miscellaneous administrative duties as assigned or required.

Minimum Experience

  • Bachelor's degree. A minimum of one year of relevant work experience with patient enrollment and or follow-up is desired.

  • Work requires the analytical skills to gather and interpret data in which the information or problems are moderately complex to complex. Proficiency in Excel.

  • Work requires well-developed communication skills in order to provide critical information to patients, effectively deal with conflicting views or issues, and the ability to mediate fair solutions. Work also requires advanced writing skills.

  • Work requires multitasking skills and ability to be flexible with assignments.

  • Minimum commitment of two years.

BCH 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:BostonRegular, Temporary, Per Diem:Regular