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Clinical Research Coordinator

Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)


Location:
Charlestown, Massachusetts
Date:
01/03/2018
2018-01-032018-02-02
Job Type:
Employee
Categories:
  • Clinical Operations
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Job Details

GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:

A full-time Research Coordinator position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Daphne Holt at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging and MGH Psychiatry Department. The laboratory focuses on the study of emotion and social cognition abnormalities in schizophrenia and in people at risk for neuropsychiatric illnesses. The studies primarily involve the collection and analysis of functional MRI (fMRI) data, including task-based, resting-state, and arterial spin labeling fMRI, as well as psychophysiology and behavioral data. The position responsibilities include acquiring and analyzing data for these studies and recruiting and characterizing study subjects. The position is an excellent one for someone interested in getting research experience prior to medical school or graduate school.

 

REQUIREMENTS: Undergraduate degree in Neuroscience, Cognitive Neuroscience/Psychology, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or related fields. Applicants must have good computer skills and be adept at trouble-shooting and problem-solving. Proficiency in Word, Excel, and Powerpoint is required, and some knowledge of FreeSurfer, MATLAB or UNIX is desirable. Previous experience with analysis of neuroimaging data is preferred but not required. Candidates must be able to work independently and should have strong communication and interpersonal skills.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Collects & organizes patient data
  • Maintains records and databases
  • Uses software programs to generate graphs and reports
  • Assists with recruiting patients for clinical trials
  • Obtains patient study data from medical records, physicians, etc.
  • Conducts library searches
  • Verifies accuracy of study forms
  • Updates study forms per protocol
  • Documents patient visits and procedures
  • Assists with regulatory binders and QA/QC procedures
  • Assists with interviewing study subjects
  • Administers and scores questionnaires
  • Provides basic explanation of study and in some cases obtains informed consent from subjects
  • Performs study procedures, which may include phlebotomy.
  • Assists with study regulatory submissions
  • Writes consent forms
  • Verifies subject inclusion/exclusion criteria
  • Performs administrative support duties as required

 

 

A Clinical Research Coordinator II performs the duties of a Clinical Research Coordinator I (above) and may also:

 

 

  • Maintain research data, patient fields, regulatory binders and study databases
  • Perform data analysis and QA/QC data checks
  • Organize and interpret data
  • Develop and implement recruitment strategies
  • Act as a study resource for patient and family
  • Monitor and evaluation lab and procedure data
  • Evaluate study questionnaires
  • Contribute to protocol recommendations
  • Assist with preparation of annual review
  • May assist PI to prepare complete study reports

 

SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

Careful attention to details

Good organizational skills

Ability to follow directions

Good communication skills

Computer literacy

Working knowledge of clinical research protocols

Ability to demonstrate respect and professionalism for subjects’ rights and individual needs

 

The Clinical Research Coordinator II should also possess:

Ability to work independently and as a team player

Analytical skills and ability to resolve technical problems

Ability to interpret acceptability of data results

Working knowledge of data management program

 

EDUCATION:

Bachelor’s degree required.

EXPERIENCE:

New graduates with some relevant course/project work or those without any prior research experience will be considered for the Clinical Research Coordinator I position outlined above.

Those with a minimum of 1-2 years of directly related work experience will be considered for a Clinical Research Coordinator II position.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (if applicable):

A Clinical Research Coordinator I does not have any supervisory responsibility.

A Clinical Research Coordinator II may assist with the training and orientation of new staff members.

EEO Statement

Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.  

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