Clinical Research Specialist II

Boston, MA
Sep 27, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

At Boston Children’s Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It’s in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness. And in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Department of Plastic & Oral Surgery as part of our research team and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.
The Clinical Research Specialist II will work for Plastic Surgeon-in-Chief Dr. John Meara, a cleft and craniofacial surgeon, to support the Cleft and Craniofacial Center in its innovative research.  The Center is comprised of the Craniofacial Program, the largest of its kind in the United States, which offers specialized multidisciplinary care in rare and complex syndromes and world-renowned expertise in more common craniofacial conditions, and the Cleft Lip and Palate Program, which provides comprehensive family-centered cleft care.  Academic research centers around these diagnoses:  craniosynostosis, encephalocele, and cleft lip and palate, including syndromes associated with these conditions.  Research is often observational and aims to improve clinical care or better understand risks associated with certain conditions or surgical outcomes.  This work benefits patients, clinicians, and researchers alike.
Responsibilities will include:

  • Study design
  • Lead recruitment, informed consent, and enrollment of subjects
  • Create data collection instruments
  • Lead primary data collection
  • Review patient medical records for data extraction
  • Data entry, management, cleaning, manipulation, and analysis
  • Create figures and tables for publication
  • Scientific writing 
  • Literature review
  • IRB creation and maintenance
  • Creating and maintaining study documentation
  • Scheduling and leading bi-monthly craniofacial research team meetings
  • Manage sample and data collection for a biorepository
  • Submitting research as abstracts to conferences, and as full manuscripts to journals
  • Creating posters and oral presentations
  • Contributing to grant preparation and writing

To qualify, you must have:

  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience or Masters of Science and 2 yrs relevant work experience.
  • Proven ability to work independently. 
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills

Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.
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.