The Heart Center Clinical Research Program in the Department of Cardiology is serving as the Data Coordinating Center (DCC) for a new NIH-funded multicenter randomized clinical trial in pediatric critical care to be conducted at over 30 sites in the U.S. and Canada (SHIPSS, Stress-Hydrocortisone in Pediatric Septic Shock, https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03401398 ).
We are seeking a clinical research specialist to work closely with our DCC Principal Investigator and other study staff to achieve our goals. This position will also involve work on other studies performed in the Department of Cardiology,including data coordination and analysis of new studies arising from our own Cardiac Neuro-developmental Program and other single-center studies in the department as well as the multicenter Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Outcome Collaborative(CNOC, www.cardiacneuro.org ).
Key responsibilities related to the SHIPSS trial will include assisting in the development of case report forms, form completion guidelines,and quality monitoring plans; assisting in the development, testing, training,and cleaning of study databases and data management procedures; coordination of data use agreements with study sites; communicating with site and Clinical Coordinating Center personnel regarding data questions and data quality; preparation of weekly and monthly data summaries and other reports; and coordination of meetings and reports for our Data and Safety Monitoring Board. These activities will continue throughout the expected five-year trial run. Duties for other studies in the Department of Cardiology can involve these tasks as well as activities related to Institutional Review Board submissions, medical chart review, and other research-oriented tasks.
Knowledge and Skills Required:
Work requires the knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience or Masters of Science and 2 yrs relevant work experience.
Proficiency in Excel and Microsoft Word is required, experience with SAS is recommended, as well as the ability to learn new computing skills,web-based data entry procedures, and statistical computing methods or packages,such as R, as needed. Attention to detail and excellent communication and writing skills are essential.
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits,including affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off).
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