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Children's Hospital Boston Clinical Research Assistant I in Boston, Massachusetts

73795BRJob Posting Title:Clinical Research Assistant IDepartment:CardiologyAutoReqId:73795BRStatus:Full-TimeStandard Hours per Week:40 Job Posting Category:ResearchJob Posting Description:The Congenital Cardiac Catheterization Project on Outcomes (C3PO) is a dynamic, ongoing, multi-center registry that began prospectively collecting data in 2007. The C3PO collaborative is dedicated to fostering a data-driven, multi-center quality improvement infrastructure, empowering its members to enhance patient safety, establish novel metrics, and disseminate findings throughout the congenital cardiac catheterization field.

C3PO has led the field in ground-breaking quality improvement initiatives within congenital cardiac catheterization, aiming to enhance safety and patient outcomes while evaluating measures of procedural effectiveness and resource allocation, as well as strategies for risk mitigation.

The collaborative has experienced substantial growth in recent years, reaching 30 active centers in 2024, with over 85,000 patients included in the registry. Alongside this expansion, we have actively engaged in numerous academic initiatives, achieving significant academic success with 40 publications and 15 ongoing research projects that exemplify our dedication to scholarly excellence

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

  • 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.

Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required, a background in university level science courses is preferred.

  • Research skills and the ability to work independently are essential.

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, and the ability to keep meticulous records are required.

  • Prior experience in clinical research and IRB preparation is preferred.

  • Advanced writing skills

  • Analytical skills to gather and interpret data in which the information or problems are moderately complex to complex

  • Please include a cover letter with your resume.

Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits.

Office/Site Location:BostonRegular, Temporary, Per Diem:Regular Remote Eligibility :Part Remote/Hybrid

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