Clinical Research Specialist I - Social & Behavioral Intervention - Military Veterans

at Boston Children's Hospital

Boston, Massachusetts

Job Posting Description

At BCH, the quality of our care – and our inclusive hospital working environment – lies in the diversity of our people. With patients from local communities and 160 countries around the world, we’re committed to reflecting the spectrum of their cultures, while opening doors of opportunity for our team. Here, different talents pursue common goals. Voices are heard and ideas are shared. Join us, and discover how your unique contributions can change lives. Yours included.

BCH's Pulmonary Research group serves as the Study Management Core for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Success with Therapies Research Consortium (STRC). The STRC is a multi-center effort of academic research institutions that facilitates the clinical study of interventions to improve day-to-day adherence and cystic fibrosis (CF) disease self-management to optimize health outcomes and quality of life. STRC investigators have diverse backgrounds in medicine, psychology, clinical research, and health economics and they represent adult and pediatric CF programs throughout the United States. The STRC conducts behavioral studies and qualitative research to identify new tools and practices to help care teams partner with people with CF to more effectively manage their disease.

We are looking for an energetic, organized Clinical Research Specialist to focus on qualitative research and social and behavioral interventions aimed at improving outcomes and quality of life for patients with Cystic Fibrosis.

• Assist in the creation and management of research project plans for multi-center studies
• Work with Project Manager to drive and manage day-to-day project tasks and specific deliverables
• Ensure project is on track to meet deadlines and within scope
• Elevate any concerns regarding scope, timelines, or deliverables to Project Manager and/or project leadership
•Manage and maintain IRB applications and documentation, including new research submissions, annual continuing reviews and amendments
• Demonstrate ability to influence, organize, and drive teams/individuals/project towards success
• Demonstrate understanding of quality improvement (QI) and can manage QI components with guidance
• Communicate with external collaborators, vendors and/or internal support departments that are contributing to the project
• May provide training and guidance to Research Assistant(s)

  • Bachelor's degree, and a minimum three years of relevant work experience, or Masters degree and one year of relevant work experience
  •  Experience with social and behavioral health interventions and/or qualitative research
  • Exhibits high level of organization, time management skills and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, while being able to prioritize and establish/meet deadlines
  • Ability to function autonomously as part a collaborative interdisciplinary team
  • Advanced problem-solving skills, ability to think quickly and implement plans/structure for accomplishing work
  • Experience with multi-center studies preferred
  • Proficiency with office systems, computers, project management software and MS Office Suite
  • Solid understanding of clinical research methodology, IRB and regulations, and GCP
During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs

BCH offers competitive compensation and benefits

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

Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Children's Hospital is a 404-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Boston Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age. (Our services can begin interventions at 15 weeks gestation and in some situations we also treat adults.)

We have approximately 25,000 inpatient admissions each year and our 200+ specialized clinical programs schedule 557,000 visits annually. Last year, the hospital performed more than 26,500 surgical procedures and 214,000 radiological examinations.

Our team of physicians and nurses has been recognized by a number of independent organizations for overall excellence, and we're proud to share some notable examples with you here.

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