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 Division of Newborn Medicine and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.
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.
Coordinating activities between the hospital and research laboratories to ensure correct testing/processing and sendout instructions specific to the study. Monitoring and reviewing data collection and data entry, and informed consent procedures - ensuring consistency of application for each study.
The coordination of preparation activities and for the daily operations of infant research studies in the FNNDSC.
Assisting with preparing subjects for MRI studies and accompanying subjects to the MRI scan. Conducting developmental testing of subjects. Organizing and implementing research data entry into data management system. Conducting data collection activities and preparing analytical reports regarding results of studies.
To qualify, you must have:
A Bachelor's Degree in an appropriately related discipline, Psychology, Neuroscience, Child Development, or Biology.
The basic analytical skills to gather and interpret data in which the information or problems are moderately complex to complex using Excel, SPSS or similar data analysis packages.
Well-developed communication skills in order to provide critical information to patients, effectively deal with conflicting views or issues. Work also requires advanced writing skills.
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.
Boston Children's Hospital is a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age.