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Clinical Research Assistant

Job Summary
Under immediate supervision, coordinates the activities of daily operations of clinical research studies for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Research. Screens, consents, recruits, and selects 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. To qualify, you must have a Bachelor’s degree in a related field, a high attention to detail and organizational skills, ability to multi task, analytical skills to gather and interpret data, and well developed communication skills.

The Clinical Research Assistant I will be responsible for:
  • 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.

Work requires the knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts acquired through completion of a Bachelor’s degree.

Knowledge and Skills:
  • 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.

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.

Please note: During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs.
Boston Children’s Hospital requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and Flu, (unless you are eligible for a medical or religious exemption).

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.