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Clinical Research Opp at Children’s — Great for a Gap Year!

children's national logoThis is an entry level clinical research position available as early as mid-April in clinical pediatric neurology and critical care. Individuals perform a variety of research, data base, and clerical duties of a routine and technical nature in support of clinical trials to assist investigators in organizing, gathering and compiling clinical research data. This person is primarily responsible for data collection through patient enrollment, patient or family interviews, medical chart abstraction or other methods. The RA will also form other duties such as data entry, selected administrative duties such as filing and record keeping, photocopying, creating flyers and posters, maintaining study records, assisting with IRB applications and other duties associated with a project. The Clinical Research Assistant is supervised by a principal investigator who is an attending Neonatal Neurology physician.

Required: BA/BS degree or equivalent combination of experience and education BA/BS degree in science, technical, or health-related field preferred.

  • Work requires good organizational skills, knowledge of basic mathematical, data collection and analysis, and research principles
  • Excellent computer skills in a Windows environment, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Excellent writing, editing and proofing skills
  • 0-2 years related experience

Preferred: Experience working in a medical or scientific research setting preferred. Knowledge of human subjects research and a clinical study management software.

Please email CV or resume and answers to the following questions to Dr. Taeun Chang at tchang@childrensnational.org.

1.      Year of college graduation? What have you done since graduation?
2.      GPA
3.      How long are can you commit to this position?
4.      Can you think of any reasons which may prevent you from performing your duties?
5.      What minimum salary do you require?
6.      Have you had experience writing and maintaining IRBs?
7.      Tell me about your research experience? research interest? medical experience?
8.      What is your long term or career goals? research experience? medical school? graduate school?
9.      What are you hoping to gain in an employment with Children’s National Medical Center?
10.   Are you aware research involves lots of chart review, attention to detail & computer work?


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