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Opening in the Rheumatology Program for projects related to pediatric lupus and cardiovascular disease. The CRA will play a key role in research projects under the direction and guidance of a Principal Investigator and will also work collaboratively with two other Rheumatology CRAs. This CRA will help to develop a research portfolio focused on understanding and improving outcomes for children with lupus. The CRA will work on a variety of projects using a range of methodologies. Ideal candidate will have specialized training in public health or epidemiology, including statistical methods, an understanding of research practices and Institutional Review Board (IRB) procedures
Participate in all aspects of study implementation, including recruitment, enrollment, intervention implementation, data collection, data entry, and data management
Conduct in-person or telephone interviews of study subjects
Travel to study locations to assist with implementation of projects on an as-needed basis
Assist in preparation, coordination and tracking of materials for all initial, modification, and continuing review IRB submissions
Ensure that regulatory files are current and in compliance with IRB regulations and approvals including informed consent, reporting of adverse events (serious and non-serious), etc.
Assist with administrative and business aspects of studies, including the timely preparation of grant applications and progress reports to funders
Assist in development and maintenance of surveys, forms and instruments for research purposes
Assist in the identification and procurement of research publications, legislation, and state and federal regulations from the Internet or libraries
Review literature and synthesize findings on a variety of child health topics, especially regarding lupus, cardiovascular health, and health care transitions
Perform statistical analyses under the direction of the Principal Investigator
Assist in the development of presentations of ongoing research findings for professional conferences
Assist in all aspects of preparation of scientific manuscripts for submission to peer reviewed journals
Effective writing and communication skills, ability to work as part of a team, ability to multitask
High degree of flexibility of skills and hours
Able to successfully collaborate with a team comprised of researchers, community partners and others from diverse backgrounds
Strong interest in and commitment to public health research, program implementation, and child health policy that aims to improve health for children and families
Proficiency with statistical analysis software (i.e. Stata, SAS or SPSS) preferred
Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
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
BCH 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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