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 the teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Fetal-Neonatal Neuroimaging and Developmental Science Center and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.
The Research Assistant will be responsible for:
- Ensuring that all investigators at the different research sites involved in this multi-centered project (BCH, MIT, MGH, BI and BWH) are up to date with their scheduled tasks. Helping with the organization and the agenda of meetings.
- Preparing IRB protocol applications, submitting amendments and all other regulatory documentation requiring review by the IRB. Maintaining and updating information as required by Hospital and Sponsor/NIH guidelines.
- Helping with recruitment, consent, and scheduling of pregnant women for research MRI studies.
- Performing data collection at study visits. Potentially helping with conducting MRI scans, and/or biological sample handling.
- Building and maintaining study databases.
- Assisting with web page design and maintenance.
- Working with the assigned associated staff and investigators in this project, although there might be overlap and interaction with other studies within the Center.
- Visiting the institutions involved in this project (MIT, MGH, BI and BWH).
- Providing positive and effective customer service.
To qualify, you must have:
- The knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree in Biology or Chemistry or a closely related field and six months of previous experience.
- The analytical skills to resolve complex problems requiring the use of scientific, mathematical, or technical principles and in-depth, experienced-based knowledge.
- The ability to exchange information on factual matters, schedule appointments, greet visitors, explain hospital policies, and/or relay messages to appropriate personnel. This type of interaction requires courtesy and tact when dealing with patients, visitors and/or hospital employees. More sensitive situations may be referred to others as appropriate.
The Fetal-Neonatal Neuroimaging and Developmental Science Center at Boston Children's Hospital is seeking a full-time research assistant for the NIH funded project on development and implementation on novel in vivo imaging techniques of the placenta and the developing fetus using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Great organizational and interpersonal communication skills, as well as attention to details are required. Prior research experience in any field of medical imaging (e.g. MRI data analysis, etc) is desired. Candidates with a strong interest in the technical aspects of MRI acquisition and/or image post-processing, as well as fetal/child development would excel in this position. This position will include some after hours and weekend study sessions.
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including a rotating days/evenings and week-end schedule, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.
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.
Department: Medicine-Newborn Medicine
Standard Hours Per Week: 40