Children's Hospital Boston Clinical Research Assistant II - (Bilingual Spanish) in Boston, Massachusetts

Title Clinical Research Assistant II - (Bilingual Spanish)

Department Psychiatry

Job Posting Description 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 Psychiatry and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.

The Clinical Research Assistant II will:

  • Consent and recruit participants for research studies through personal interviews and written communications with participants/families. Provide detailed background information regarding studies to families, communicate all policies and procedures, and respond to all inquiries.

  • Serve as liaison and adviser to the families/participants in the research studies, conducted at both on-site and off-site locations. Act as a resource to study participants, addressing any concerns they may have and troubleshooting any issues.

  • Coordinate study activities, including scheduling and attending laboratory and home visits, collecting and managing biological specimens (e.g. blood, saliva, urine, and hair) and physiological and behavioral data, and general administrative tasks. Training will be provided as needed.

  • Execute study protocols in the home and laboratory, including administration and scoring of behavioral and psychological assessments using standardized tests and questionnaires.

  • Data management (creating data bases, data entry, verification, analysis, graphing).

  • Coordinate and prepare the necessary documentation for Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Committee on Clinical Investigations (CCI) submissions, together with the Principal Investigator (PI) of the study. Ensure compliance with federal, state, and institutional guidelines.

  • Create and prepare statistical reports. Contribute to literature searches and assistance with preparation of grant materials, writing of articles and summary papers of studies for submission to journals.

  • Participate in the training of newly hired research study assistants.

  • Coordinate activities between the hospital, collaborating sites, and laboratories to ensure correct participant tracking, data management and testing.

  • Monitoring and review data collection and data entry and informed consent procedures, ensuring consistency of application for each study.

  • Participate in meetings with PI and other personnel.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline, preferably in a Life, Health, or Social Sciences field, with a min. of 1 year related experience.

  • Fluency in English & Spanish.

  • Valid driver’s license.

  • High attention to detail, well-developed communication and organizational skills, the ability to multi-task, and the analytical skills to gather and interpret complex data.

  • Sensitivity in working with multicultural populations, traumatized women and young children.

  • Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends.

  • Knowledge of MS Office and SPSS or SAS a plus.

  • Phlebotomy experience a plus.

The Biobehavioral Research Lab conducts biobehavioral studies examining the effects of maternal and child environmental exposures (e.g. stress/trauma, chemicals) on young children’s developmental outcomes. The project involves follow-up of a cohort of mothers recruited in pregnancy and their children for assessments when the children are between 3 and 8 years of age.

BCH offers competitive compensation & unmatched benefits.

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.

Status Full Time

Shift Day



Schedule (i.e. Mon. - Fri.) M-F days, with variable weekends or evenings

Standard Hours per Week 40

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