Clinical Research Coordinator: Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Children Born with Heart Defects (full time)

Clinical Research Coordinator: Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Children Born with Heart Defects
Fetal Heart and Brain Project, Department of Neurology, Boston Children’s Hospital
full time, post graduation (start date spring 2020)

As the Clinical Research Coordinator for the Fetal Heart and Brain Project, you will coordinate an NIH-funded clinical research study examining fetal brain development and neurodevelopmental outcomes in children born with heart defects, using fetal magnetic resonance imaging. You will have the opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary team of neurologists, cardiologists, psychologists, and MRI physicists. Responsibilities: This position is intended for a graduating senior or recent graduate interested in pursuing a career in medicine, psychology, or a related field. The coordinator will work directly with research participants, including pregnant women and young children diagnosed with congenital heart disease. Under the supervision of the clinical researcher investigator, the coordinator will manage all day-to-day operations of the study. Responsibilities include screening for eligible participants, recruiting/consenting participants, scheduling and attending study visits, conducting MRI analysis, administering patient questionnaires, maintaining the study database, and performing medical record and literature reviews. Requirements and Expectations: Teamwork with clinicians and researchers in a wide variety of medical specialties is central to this role. The successful applicant will have very strong interpersonal skills, a strong academic background, be highly motivated, and an independent problem solver. Collaboration between studies: We are looking for applicants to be trained and well versed on both this and the ELGAN-ECHO Study. This position will require excellent communication and teamwork skills. Other Requirements: (1) Bachelor's/Master’s degree (ideally in neuroscience or a related field); (2) prior clinical research experience strongly preferred; (3) excellent interpersonal skills and comfortable talking to patients in stressful situations; (4) excellent non-verbal, verbal, and written communication skills; (5) highly organized and able to multi-task; (6) strong attention to detail; (7) ability to work well in a group and individually; (8) full time commitment of 2 years, 40 hours per week; and (9) work hours are generally 9 am – 5 pm but must have flexibility to accommodate patient schedules for evening and weekend study visits. To Apply: Interested applicants should email with a cover letter and a resume or CV. (posted 1/2020)