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We are looking for a talented and motivated research study assistant to join Dr. Scott Snapper's Lab in the IBD Center at Boston Children's Hospital. You will be working with a team of clinical coordinators in a collaborative, pre-professional environment and will be involved in an exciting area of research that is focused on better understanding 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. We are looking for a person who is motivated, eager to learn and will work well in a quickly adaptive environment.
This Clinical Research Assistant I will be responsible for:
Coordinating various clinical and translational research studies
Recruiting and enrolling study participants in an inpatient and outpatient clinical setting
Collecting and processing of biological specimens
Completing data entry for active studies
Assisting with the analysis of clinical metadata compiled through various databases
Performing a variety of innovative translational and clinical research studies
Opportunity exists, depending on interest and need, for involvement in studies related to analysis of human sequencing data, as well as translational research techniques
To qualify, you must have:
A Bachelor's degree in a scientific or heath related field with 0-2 years of clinical and/or lab experience and be willing stay for at least a 2 years.
The analytical skills to resolve problems that require the use of basic scientific, mathematical, or technical principles
Experience using Microsoft Excel
Enjoy working in a collaborative setting with existing team members
Effective communication skills with parents/study participants in order to explain the research protocol, to obtain informed consent, to obtain accurate information from them, and to provide them with accurate information
Strong attention to detail with the ability to handle demanding and competing priorities in a fast paced setting
The ability to take initiative, working independently as well as in a team-based setting
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including a rotating days/evenings and week-end schedule, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off).
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.
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About Boston Children's Hospital
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.