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The Manton Center for Orphan Disease Research and Beggs Laboratory is seeking a new full-time clinical research assistant (RA) to join our multidisciplinary team of researchers and clinicians.
This Clinical Research Assistant I will be responsible for:
Under immediate supervision, coordinates the activities of daily operations of clinical research studies. Responsible for the screening, consenting, recruitment, and selection of patients for studies. Prepares IRB and/or CCI documentation and submissions in conjunction with the Principal Investigator and /or other members of the research team. Conducts data collection activities and prepares analytical reports regarding results of studies.
Overseeing patient recruitment, enrollment, and sample collection for both the Gene Discovery Core and the Beggs Laboratory Congenital Myopathy Research Program
Working closely with other RAs, Genetic Counselors, physicians and researchers to identify rare genetic causes for pediatric conditions
Serving as a primary contact point for these studies, responsible for answering families' questions about the project and research process.
Obtaining informed consent and conducting study follow-up
Coordinating with referring clinicians and researchers and communicating study status and progress
Conducting data collection activities and preparing analytical reports
Learning and assisting with genomic analysis to find diagnoses and novel candidate genes
Performing other miscellaneous administrative duties as assigned or required
Participation in local and international collaborations and publications is likely
To qualify, you must have:
The knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree.
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.
Advanced writing skills.
Individual must display excellent communication skills, a high degree of self-motivation, as well as strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills
Relatable clinical research experience is preferred
Interest in pursuing a career in health care or genetics is preferred, but not required
Please note: During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs.
BCH offers competitive compensation and 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, 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.
Internal Number: 3132074
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.