Brazelton Touchpoints Center (BTC) was founded in 1996 by T. Berry Brazelton, MD, and colleagues and is based in the Division of Developmental Medicine (DDM) at Boston Children's Hospital (BCH), a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital. Together with families, providers and communities, BTC develops and applies knowledge of early childhood development to practice and policy through professional and organizational development, evaluation, advocacy and awareness, and serves as a resource for proven practices. BTC is also home to the Office of Head Start and Office of Child Care National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement. Learn more about BTC at www.brazeltontouchpoints.org . Brazelton Touchpoints Center's Research and Evaluation team seeks a Clinical Research Specialist I with passionate commitment to its mission to coordinate and support key aspects of evaluation projects.
This Clinical Research Specialist I will be responsible for:
Coordinating daily operations of research studies. Training contract personnel in collaboration with Project Director and Principal Investigator. Developing and maintaining systems for data collection, tracking, management, and entry
Designing study measures including interviews and surveys
Transcribing interviews and entering and/or supervising entry of qualitative and quantitative data from surveys and other data collection instruments
Developing research protocols in collaboration with the other members of the evaluation team. Assisting in preparation of IRB application(s)
Developing databases, tracking study data and forms, and implementing systems for quantitative and qualitative data analysis. Managing and filing qualitative/quantitative data
Conducting/coordinating qualitative and/or quantitative data analysis for research and evaluation projects. Developing codebooks and analyzing data using a variety of statistical packages. Coding and analyzing qualitative data. Preparing datasets for both internal and external use
Conducting literature reviews and collaborating in the development of products for dissemination, including evaluation and research reports for funders and participants, articles for journal publication, briefs, monographs, curricula, web-based materials, and posters and presentations for scientific conferences
Assisting Project Directors and Principal Investigators in preparing new applications for research funding
To qualify, you must have:
The knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Public Health, or a closely related field, and a minimum three years of relevant work experience or Masters of Science and one year of relevant work experience
Project coordination, data management, and data analysis experience preferred
Master's degree or higher preferred
Analytical, communication, and writing skills. Strong quantitative analysis skills with experience in SPSS, Stata, and/or R
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, the ability to think outside the box
Knowledge of screenings and assessments for children and families
Ability to travel up to 25% of time
Interest in in-depth, detailed narrative research on child trauma and maltreatment
Strong qualitative coding skills
Some experience working with tribal communities
Proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched 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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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.