The Boston Children's Hospital Division of Immunology Rheumatology Program is seeking a Clinical Research Assistant to assist with the local operation of the nationwide Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) Registry. The goal of this project is to develop collaborative research to prevent, treat and cure pediatric rheumatic diseases. The Research Assistant will be required to consent patients to the study and maintain all patient records in a secure database. Additional responsibilities will include work on the Registry's sub-studies which include basic sample collection and shipment. This is a great opportunity to impact a growing specialty within Immunology and an excellent introduction to the field of clinical research for those interested in the health professions!
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.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to multi-task required.
Minimum of 2 year commitment.
Team player spirit essential.
Experience working in research or in the medical/health field not necessary but helpful.
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.
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About Boston Children's Hospital
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.