Job Summary Dr. Scott Snapper's Lab in the IBD Center at Boston Children's Hospital. You will work with a team of clinical research coordinators in a collaborative, pre-professional environment. You will be involved in an exciting research area to understand better the genetic, environmental, and microbial factors that lead to the pathogenesis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. To advance our understanding of this complex disease, we leverage expertise in gastroenterology, mucosal immunology, genomics/bioinformatics, and translational medicine.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Consent and recruit patients for research studies through personal interviews and written communications with patients and their families
Provide detailed background information regarding studies to families, communicate all policies and procedures, and respond to all inquiries
Evaluate the suitability of prospective study candidates and make selections based on clinical knowledge of each study
Serve 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.
Coordinate follow-up visits as necessary
Act as a resource to study participants, addressing their concerns
Troubleshoot the resolution of any issues that may arise throughout the study
Coordinate 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
Create and prepare data collection statistical reports and analytical summaries for distribution to the study research team for review and analysis
Write articles and summary papers of studies for submission to medical journals, as may be necessary/requested. Participate in the training of newly hired research study assistants, as required
Coordinate activities between the hospital and research laboratories to ensure correct testing/processing and send out instructions specific to the study
Communicate project policies and procedures to personnel
Monitor and review data collection and data entry, and informed consent procedures, ensuring consistency of application for each study
Perform other miscellaneous administrative duties as assigned or required
Bachelor's degree in a scientific or health-related field
The analytical skills to resolve problems that require basic scientific, mathematical, or technical principles. Experience using Microsoft Office suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word).
Enjoy working in a collaborative setting with existing team members.
Effective communication skills with parents/study participants to explain the research protocol, obtain informed consent, get accurate information from them, and provide them with precise details.
Strong attention to detail with the ability to handle challenging and potentially competing for priority forties in a fast-paced setting.
The ability to take the initiative and work independently as well as in a team-based setting
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including flexible schedules, affordable health, vision, and dental insurance, childcare and student loan subsidies, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition and specific License and Certification Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes. Experience the benefits of passion and teamwork.
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.