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 are 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 Clinical Research Specialist will assist Principal Investigator (PI) Dr. Adrienne Randolph in planning and implementing clinical research studies on severe acute infections in children and their complications including influenza and COVID-19 for the Overcoming COVID-19 study ( and the Pediatric Intensive Care Influenza (PICFLU) Network (

  • Oversees and coordinates daily operations of a study. 
  • Develops and implements systems and procedures to meet study goals and protocol requirements.
  • Selects trains and evaluates contract personnel in collaboration with Principal Investigator.
  • Plans, assigns, prioritizes and supervises work of administrative and support personnel and consultants on contract related activities.
  • Acts as a resource to clinical research staff to ensure standards for data management and quality assurance are adhered to in each study.
  • Works with site personnel to develop and maintain systems for data collection and preparation of unit budget.
  • Prepares, monitors, and justifies project budgets. Monitors expenses, identifies, and resolves errors or discrepancies. Maintains financial records and prepares related reports.
  • Monitors and reviews data collection, computer entry, clinical testing, patient confidentiality and related activities to ensure compliance and consistency of application.
  • Serves as liaison between local study sites and Clinical Coordinating Center regarding study procedures and operations and protocol interpretation. Ensures on site and subcontract operations are consistent with overall study requirements for database maintenance, coding, completion and computer input of study forms, deadlines and other related issues. Trains local study personnel in use of computer system.
  • Supervises collection, coding and computer entry of study data. Conducts periodic testing of data validity, identifies and resolves any errors or discrepancies.
  • Oversees development of computer applications and systems to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of study operations and data management, such as patient appointment scheduling, and completion and tracking of study data and forms.
  • Assists PI in preparing new applications for research funding and in developing, implementing, and managing ancillary study grants.

Minimum Education and Experience

  •  Bachelor's degree, and a minimum four years of relevant work experience (two years post-Bachelor’s degree) or Masters of Science and two year of relevant post-Bachelor’s degree work experience.
  • MPH is preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to gather and interpret data in which the information or problems are moderately complex-to-complex.
  • Ability to provide critical information to patients, effectively deal with conflicting views or issues, and the ability to mediate fair solutions.
  • Advanced writing skills.

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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