Boston, Massachusetts

Job Posting Description

At Boston Children’s Hospital, 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.

The Division of Pulmonary Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) is one of only a few groups in the United States dedicated to diagnosing, researching, counseling and managing patients with rare genetic forms of lung disease. The Division is engaged in a multifaceted program that includes both clinical and research efforts related to a variety of conditions including asthma, interstitial lung disease (ILD), bronchiectasis, primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD), and bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD).  Our focus on genetics and genomics enables us the opportunity to bring critical genetic discoveries to the forefront of patient clinical care.

The Clinical Research Specialist II will work directly with the Pulmonary Division’s Research Operations Manager and Sr. Genetic Counselor to provide ongoing support for all aspects of the day-to-day organization of the division’s pulmonary biobank priority patients with rare genetic diseases. The CRS will have the opportunity to analyze whole exome sequencing test results for high-risk patients and to become an integral part of the Pulmonary Division’s genomics analysis team with a focus on discovering new genes that may contribute to pulmonary disease.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Project lead for all aspects of genomics research priority cohort patients enrolled in the pulmonary biobank registry, including patient-facing consenting and data collection, communications with genetic testing lab, and coordinating with study MD’s and Sr. Genetic Counselor.
  • Coordinate with pulmonary providers regarding special genomics requests on high-risk patients with pulmonary disease.
  • Collect phenotype data from patient’s medical records and conduct clinical summaries through regular PowerChart medical record review.
  • Maintain relevant databases involving high priority patient cohorts, and track whole exome sequencing testing results and CLIA confirmatory reports.
  • Analyze whole exome sequencing test results, including learning Emedgene, the genomic sequencing pipeline
  • Coordinate with genomics testing laboratory and internal BCH genomics team to ensure proper DNA sample collections.
  • Assist with design of new genetics/genomics initiatives, including assisting with the writing and development of grants, new IRB protocols, and designing standard operating procedures for new genetics studies.
  • Assist PI’s with manuscript preparation.
  • Assist with genetics presentations and manuscript preparation.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • MD preferred; Bachelors degree required.
  • 1-2 years of clinical research experience.
  • Familiarity with medical genetics, genomics and whole exome sequencing a plus, but not required. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to operate independently.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, problem-solving and time management skills.
  • REDCap and IRB experience a plus.
Please note: During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs.

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.
 

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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