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Children's Hospital Boston Clinical Research Assistant II - Genetics in Boston, Massachusetts

68882BRJob Posting Title:Clinical Research Assistant II - GeneticsDepartment:Medicine-GeneticsAutoReqId:68882BRStatus:Full-TimeStandard Hours per Week:40 Job Posting Category:ClinicalJob Posting Description:The Division of Genetics and Genomics at Boston Children’s Hospital is seeking Clinical Research Assistants 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, and multiple industry-sponsored clinical trials.

This Clinical Research Assistant II will be responsible for:

  • Assisting Principal Investigator (PI) in planning and implementing clinical research studies as assigned, including: liaising with study coordinators at other study sites in the natural history study to ensure compliance with recruitment goals and regulatory requirements across all study sites; 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

  • Coordinating off-site visits, including travel arrangements; attending off-site 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 adverse events and reporting to the PI, the study sponsor and the IRB, if any

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

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

  • Assisting PI and other study staff with conference presentations and manuscripts by extracting and compiling data from investigator-initiated studies

  • This position may offer candidates an opportunity to shadow physicians and other healthcare providers in an academic medical center

To qualify, you must have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year college or university with a major in the sciences, engineering, mathematics, or psychology

  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills; comfortable with numbers

  • Interested 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 flexible hours, as and when required

  • A minimum of 1 year of experience as a clinical research assistant or equivalent is required

  • At least one semester of basic science is preferred

  • Defended an honors thesis or equivalent is preferred

  • Previous leadership position in student or community organizations is preferred

  • A 2-year commitment to this position is strongly preferred

Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits including flexible schedules, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, child care and student loan subsidies, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition and certain License and Certification Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes. Experience the benefits of passion and teamwork.Office/Site Location:BostonRegular, Temporary, Per Diem:Regular

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