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

53879BRTitle:Clinical Research Assistant IDepartment:Medicine-GeneticsAutoReqId:53879BRStatus: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 Genetics and Genomics and discover how your talents can change lives.

The Division of Genetics and Genomics at Boston Children’s Hospital is seeking a Clinical Research Assistant to assist with clinical research projects that focus on Angelman syndrome in both children and adults.These projects include a nationwide multi-center natural history study for which our team serves as the sponsor and lead study site, a pilot project that will explore the use of video recordings by parents in the child’s natural environment to study the natural history of Angelman syndrome, and multiple industry-sponsored clinical trials.

The responsibilities of this position may include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting Principal Investigator (PI) in planning and implementing clinical research studies as assigned; coordinating preparation of protocol applications for submission to the IRB, study sponsor, regulatory authority, etc.; corresponding with the IRB, study sponsors, clinical research organizations, study participants, and referring physicians.

  • Recruiting study participants for enrollment in clinical studies, including organizing strategies for recruiting study participants, screening study participants for eligibility, and completing informed consent procedures.

  • Organizing study procedures and scheduling study participants for study visits. Assisting the PI during study visits.

  • Completing record abstraction of source documents, conducting required study measurements and completing study Case Report Forms (CRFs); conducting a QC check of completed CRFs prior to submission for data entry; coordinating resolution of all data queries.

  • Maintaining regulatory binders, case report forms, source documents, and other study documents; monitoring the occurrence of clinical adverse events, reporting any to the PI, the study sponsor and the IRB.

  • Under the supervision of the PI, working with study staff to prepare for monitoring and audits by independent monitors, sponsors, and other regulatory agencies.

  • Collecting or processing of study specimens, delivery to appropriate labs or packaging and shipping to appropriate facilities.

In order to qualify you must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year college or university.

  • Interest in working with children and adults with severe physical and intellectual disabilities, and their families.

  • Excellent interpersonal as well as oral and written communication skills.

  • Willingness to work relatively flexible hours, as and when required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Background in quantitative / analytical subjects.

  • Previous leadership position in student or community organizations.

  • Demonstrated conflict resolution and mediation skills.

  • A 2-year commitment to this position.

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).

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:BostonRegular, Temporary, Per Diem:Regular