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The Clinical Research Assistant I will be responsible for:
Reporting to Ingrid Holm and Monica Wojcik Investigators in The Division of Genetics and Genomics and Division of Newborn Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital, the research assistant will work with the two investigators (50% effort with each investigator) on two innovative projects focused on topics at the cutting edge of clinical genomics research: rare and undiagnosed diseases, and return of genetic findings to diverse communities.
The research assistant will primarily be working with Dr. Holm on an NHGRI-funded study of how individuals from diverse communities understand risk. This study is being done in anticipation of returning genomic risk information to guide clinical care to people from a variety of backgrounds as part of a national network, the eMERGE and eMERGE IV. The project, a collaboration CHOP, involves interviewing parents of children. The research assistant will work with Dr. Holm and with the CHOP team will be involved in the project, including developing the IRB protocol for human subjects enrollment, recruiting, consenting, interviewing, data analysis, and manuscript preparation. The research assistant will work with Dr. Holm on other aspects of her research portfolio, including on administrative tasks, such as manuscript submission, scheduling, IRB submissions, and protocol maintenance.
The second project is with Dr. Wojcik, a neonatologist and pediatric geneticist whose research involves the use of genomic medicine in neonates and infants, particularly the use of genetic diagnostic testing in the NICU and the relationship between genetic disorders and infant mortality. The research assistant will be involved in study subject recruitment, consenting, coordinating sample and data transfer between BCH and the Broad, data analysis, and manuscript preparation in addition to other administrative tasks related to Dr. Wojcik's research.
To qualify, you must have:
Work requires the knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree.
Work requires the analytical skills to gather and interpret data in which the information or problems are moderately complex to complex.
Work requires well-developed communication skills in order to provide critical information to patients, effectively deal with conflicting views or issues, and the ability to mediate fair solutions. Work also requires 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.
BCH offers competitive compensation and 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.Please note: During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs.
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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.