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The group is headed by Dr. Basil T. Darras, who specializes in molecular genetics and diagnostics of Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies, spinal muscular atrophy, and other myopathies, and on defining the indications for new diagnostic methodologies in the evaluation of children with pediatric neuromuscular diseases. His clinical focus is the care of children with neuromuscular conditions originating from inherited or acquired conditions of the motor unit. The Neuromuscular Group at BCH is a major site for clinical studies on spinal muscular atrophy and muscular dystrophy.
This Clinical Research Specialist will:
Assist Principal Investigators (PIs) in planning and implementing clinical research studies as assigned. Under the direction of the PI coordinate preparation of protocol applications for submission to the IRB, sponsor or regulatory authority. As directed by the PI correspond with the IRB, study sponsors, clinical research organizations, study participants and referring physicians
Recruit study participants for enrollment in clinical trials. Follow individual study protocols. Complete informed consent procedures as assigned. Organize strategies for recruiting study participants, screen study participants for eligibility on the telephone, in the clinic and other settings as required. Complete follow up with study participants in prescribed settings as required
Organize study procedures and schedule study participants for study visits. Assist the PI during patient visits. Perform study procedures designated for the Study Coordinator
Complete record abstraction of source documents, conduct required study measurements and complete study Case Report Forms in accordance with best practice methods. Conduct a QC check of completed CRFs prior to submission for data entry;coordinate resolution of all data queries. Complete data entry as warranted
Comply with all institutional policies and government regulations pertaining to human subjects protections. Maintain regulatory binders, case report forms, source documents, and other study documents. Monitor the occurrence of clinical adverse events, reporting any to the (PI), the study sponsor and Committee on Clinical Investigations (IRB). Update protocol and amendment changes.
Assist investigators in data and/or document prepraration for journal publication. Perform literature searches and pull articles
To qualify, you must have:
A bachelor's degree and 3 years of work experience or a Masters degree and 1 year or work experience
The ability to make a 2-year commitment to the position (strongly preferred)
The analytical skills to gather and interpret data in which the information or problems are moderately complex to complex.
Well-developed communication skills in order to provide critical information to patients, effectively deal with conflicting views or issues, and the ability to mediate fair solutions. Work also requires advanced writing skills.
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including a flexible schedule, 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). 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.
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