The Division of General Pediatrics is seeking an enthusiastic, intelligent, and hardworking individual to work with Dr. Khan on grant-funded research. Her research focuses on family engagement, interprofessional collaboration, teamwork, communication, and patient safety. Currently, the principal responsibility will be to provide support for an ongoing study to engage families of hospitalized children with medical complexity in sharing hospital safety concerns using an innovative mobile safety reporting tool and safety comment card. This study, which was co-produced with parents, nurses, physicians, and hospital leaders, utilizes mixed-methods in the design and evaluation of the intervention.
The individual should be organized, detail-oriented, thorough, responsible, self-motivated, and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. This half-time position requires a 2-year commitment.
The Research Assistant will be responsible for: (The statements below are intended to describe the essential duties of the person or persons assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties and responsibilities.)
1. Providing data collection and data management services. 2. Assisting with ongoing and future data collection efforts (e.g., recruiting participants, conducting surveys, conducting interviews, abstracting patient charts, obtaining hospital administrative data). 3. Assisting with preliminary quantitative (e.g., claims, survey) and/or qualitative (e.g., interview) analyses. 4. Supporting clinical research reporting for data review, quality control checks, and interim and final analysis. 5. Filing human subjects review board protocols and amendments. 6. Aggregating data and aiding in data cleaning and management. 7. Preparing graphs, charts, and other visuals. 8. Supporting the writing of abstracts, poster presentations, and research articles. 9. Assisting with grant writing, grant preparation, and grant submissions. 10. Conducting literature searches and summarizing findings. 11. Providing meeting support (e.g., tending to logistics, preparing materials, taking minutes). 12. Other duties as needed.
To qualify, the applicant must have:
1. A Bachelor's degree in science, math, psychology, or related fields. A Master's degree in public health or epidemiology preferred but not required. 2. 1-3 years of research experience, including patient recruitment, data entry, and data management. 3. Interest in patient safety, health services research, communication, quality improvement, dissemination and implementation, family-centered care, or pediatric quality. 4. Analytical skills to gather and interpret data in an organized, accurate and timely manner. 5. High proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel (e.g., Pivot Tables), and PowerPoint required. 6. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 7. Strong self-motivation, teamwork, and interpersonal skills. The individual should be proactive, organized, and attentive to detail. 8. The ability to prioritize assignments and become familiar with new topics quickly. 9. Outstanding candidates will possess the above skills and can commit to a 2-year position.
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.
Internal Number: 3009832
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