Job Summary The Neurology Department is seeking a Clinical Research Assistant to assist with research involving human subjects conducted by the Epilepsy Genetics Program (Poduri Laboratory). The Clinical Research Assistant will work under the supervision of a Clinical Research Program Manager, a Senior Genetic Counseling Program Manager and the Principal Investigator (a pediatric neurologist/epileptologist).
Duties will include recruiting study participants from Neurology clinics and other departments, other health institutions, and from the community. The Clinical Research Assistant will obtain informed consent, coordinate collection of biological samples for DNA analysis, serve as a liaison with laboratory and clinical personnel, and maintain research study databases. Duties also include scheduling research visits, maintaining positive relationships with research participants, ensuring compliance with Good Clinical Practices, and other related research duties as needed. Responsibilities also include implementing and analyzing the effectiveness of recruitment methods.
The Clinical Research Assistant will be expected to become knowledgeable about pediatric and adult seizure disorders and the genetics of epilepsy, including proficiency in characterizing seizure types and symptoms.
Bachelor's degree is required and a scientific background is preferred
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, specifically Excel, required
Completion of at least one genetics undergrad course a must!
Highly motivated and independent
Prior clinical research experience preferred
Strong organizational skills, interpersonal and communication skills.
Proficiency in REDCap is highly desired
Ability to work collaboratively
Must be able to relate to and communicate with patients and families
A 2-year commitment is strongly desired
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 certain 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.