At Boston Children's Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It's in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness. And in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Division of Allergy and Immunology and discover how your talents can change lives.
This Clinical Research Specialist I will be responsible for:
Under minimal supervision and in accordance with established protocols, coordinating daily operations of research studies including initiating start up activities, supervising and hiring research staff, liaison with other health care providers, recruitment of patients for enrollment in clinical trials, organizing strategies for recruiting study patients, screening patients for eligibility, and following up with patients.
Coordinating and conducting all Boston-based clinical research activities and serving as a liason in dealing with the other national Clinical Asthma Research sites and the Data Coordinating Center.
Primarily working with the pediatric trials and associated staff and investigators.
Training will be done in asthma/allergy related clinical research procedures such as pulmonary function testing, allergen skin testing, methacholine challenge testing, and induced sputum procedures.
Supervising staff and assisting in conducting these procedures and all activities related to the clinical research study visits and data collection.
Working closely with the PI on all clinical research activities and procedures.
Assisting with other studies within the division.
Preparation of protocol applications, maintaining regulatory binders, case report forms, source documents, data management, and other study documents as well as monitoring and reporting the occurrence of clinical adverse events.
Maintaining and updating information as required by Hospital and Sponsor/NIH guidelines.
To qualify, you must have:
Bachelor's degree, and a minimum three years of relevant work experience or Masters of Science and one year of relevant work experience.
The analytical skills to collect information from diverse sources, apply professional principles in performing various analyses, and summarize the information and data in order to solve problems.
Communication skills in order to effectively deal with conflicting views or issues and mediate fair solutions, and well-developed writing skills.
Effective communication skills with parents/study participants in order to explain the research protocol, to obtain informed consent, to obtain accurate information from them, and to provide them with accurate information.
Previous experience in clinical work and other medical related fields including respiratory therapy, pulmonary function/ allergy asthma medical techs strongly encouraged to apply.
Long-Term Commitment to the 5-7 year consortium is highly desirable.
Proficiency in Spanish (preferred but not required).
The Division of Allergy and Immunology is seeking a full-time Clinical Research Specialist I for a long term asthma/allergy research NIH/NHLBI/NIAID funded program. This program conducts state-of-the-art trials focused on prevention and under served urban asthma and allergies.
BCH offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, 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).
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.
Internal Number: 2915187
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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.