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BCH's Pulmonary Research group serves as the Study Management Core Center for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Success with Therapies Research Consortium (STRC). The STRC is a multi-center effort of academic research institutions that facilitates the clinical study of interventions to improve day-to-day adherence and cystic fibrosis (CF) disease self-management to optimize health outcomes and quality of life. STRC investigators have diverse backgrounds in medicine, psychology, clinical research, and health economics and they represent adult and pediatric CF programs throughout the United States. The STRC conducts behavioral studies to identify new tools and practices to help care teams partner with people with CF to more effectively manage their disease.
Our STRC group is currently recruiting an energetic, organized Clinical Research Specialist with at least 2 years of hands on clinical research experience; responsible for the day-to-day interaction and management of specific activities within a project or multiple projects. This position requires collaboration with researchers at Boston Children's Hospital and at other institutions across the consortium.
Responsibilities: * Assist in the creation and management of research project plans for multi-center studies * Work with Project Manager to drive and manage day-to-day project tasks and specific deliverables * Ensure project is on track to meet deadlines and within scope * Elevate any concerns regarding scope, timelines, or deliverables to Project Manager and/or project leadership *Manage and maintain IRB applications and documentation, including new research submissions, annual continuing reviews and amendments * Demonstrate ability to influence, organize, and drive teams/individuals/project towards success * Demonstrate understanding of quality improvement (QI) and can manage QI components with guidance * Communicate with external collaborators, vendors and/or internal support departments that are contributing to the project * May provide training and guidance to Research Assistant(s)
Bachelor's degree, and a minimum three years of relevant work experience, or Masters degree and one year of relevant work experience
Strong verbal and written communications skills. Ability to communicate sensitive information with a variety of stakeholders in a tactful manner
Exhibits high level of organization, time management skills and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, while being able to prioritize and establish/meet deadlines
Ability to function autonomously as part a collaborative interdisciplinary team
Advanced problem-solving skills, ability to think quickly and implement plans/structure for accomplishing work
Experience with multi-center studies preferred
Proficiency with office systems, computers, project management software and MS Office Suite
Solid understanding of clinical research methodology, IRB and regulations, and GCP
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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