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The Division of Developmental Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital is seeking a highly motivated Clinical Research Assistant to support projects focusing on adolescent substance use, specifically projects focusing on integration of substance use services into pediatric primary care. The Clinical Research Assistant will be responsible for assisting the project team in implementation tasks, including building data collection platforms, data collection and entry, preparing reports for funders, performing background research, and creating training and other educational materials. They will prepare IRB and other regulatory documentation in conjunction with the Research Manager, Research Specialist and/or other members of the integrated care team. The candidate for this position must possess well-developed communication skills in order to provide critical information to providers and practice managers. The candidate will be motivated, highly organized, and have the ability to interact with providers, patients and families of diverse backgrounds.
Consents and recruits patients for research studies through personal interviews and written communications with patients/families. Provides detailed background information regarding studies to families, communicates all policies and procedures, and responds to all inquiries. Evaluates suitability of prospective study candidates and makes selections based upon clinical knowledge of each study.
Serves as liaison to the families/patients in the research studies, conducted at both on-site and off-site locations, guiding and advising them throughout each phase of the study. Coordinates follow-up visits as necessary. Acts as a resource to study participants, addressing any concerns they may have. Troubleshoots resolution of any issues that may arise throughout the study.
Coordinates and prepares the necessary documentation for Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Committee on Clinical Investigations (CCI) submissions, together with the Private Investigator of the study.
Creates and prepares data collection statistical reports and analytical summaries for distribution to study research team for review and analysis. Writes articles and summary papers of studies for submission to medical journals, as may be necessary/requested.
Participates in the training of newly hired research study assistants, as required.
Coordinates activities between the hospital and research laboratories to ensure correct testing/processing and send out instructions specific to the study. Communicates project policies and procedures to personnel. Monitors and reviews data collection and data entry, and informed consent procedures - ensuring consistency of application for each study.
Performs other miscellaneous administrative duties as assigned or required.
A Bachelor's degree
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
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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