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The Fetal-Neonatal Neuroimaging and Developmental Science Center (FNNDSC) at BCH is seeking a full-time research assistant for NIH funded projects that investigate brain health using advanced Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) in various infant populations, including babies with hydrocephalus, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, and those born prematurely. Additionally, the candidate will be involved in other clinical projects developed in the FNNDSC that use advanced NIRS technologies to study brain health of children and adolescents with sickle cell disease or other neurological disease. These studies are primarily conducted across several locations at BCH, including the NICU, other ICUs and operating rooms. This position will require some after hours and weekend study sessions. Responsibilities:
Work closely with the PI on the coordination of multiple multi-institutional research studies
Maintain accurate, up-to-date and organized study records
Perform data entry, assessment, and basic quantitative analyses
Work with other research assistants to assist PI on the preparation of IRB applications and amendments
Attend workshops, courses, and seminars to further own knowledge of science as well as study management
Consult with other researchers and technicians to exchange information
Recruit patient families for enrollment in studies
Work with other study members to perform study in the NICU, the operating room or patient units
Coordinate clinical- and research-specific testing with healthcare providers, parents, and research assistants
Assist the PI in developing and implementing systems and protocols to manage daily operations of studies, while meeting enrollment and data collection targets and adhering to human protection, good clinical practice guidelines, and handling of highly sensitive content
Assist the PI in brainstorming at all points of the research process and help articulate new avenues of scientific inquiry. The employee is expected to make substantial intellectual contributions to the research process
Help the PI prepare manuscripts and grant progress reports for submission, including data collection and analysis, table and figure creation, reviewing literature, writing and editing drafts, and other related duties as requested
Maintain an organized working environment.
Contribute to teamwork within and between departments and organizations
A BA or BS
A strong background in writing and research skills and the ability to work independently
Excellent organizational and communication skills
The ability to keep meticulous records
Prior experience in clinical research and IRB preparation, preferred.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office and the ability to learn how to use protocol-specific software and web-based systems, strongly preferred
Comfort interacting with potentially sensitive parents during general interactions for scheduling and conducting research sessions
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.
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