Clinical Research Coordinator at Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)

Posted in Other 7 days ago.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts





Job Description:

GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:



A full time clinical research coordinator reporting directly to Dr. H. Diana Rosas is needed in MIND clinical translational research program/Center for Neuroimaging of Aging and Neurodegenerative diseases, to work in a multidisciplinary group conducting a clinical studies of aging, cognition, and neuroimaging in Down syndrome in individuals at risk for Alzheimer disease, including (but not limited to) the Alzheimer Biomarker Consortium in Down Syndrome (ABC-DS), Life-DS, and TRC and in Huntington's disease. The incumbent is expected to work both independently and as a team member with other members of the team including investigators, staff, post-doctoral fellows, and students.



PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:


Please note, the functions below are representative of major duties that are typically associated with these positions. Specific responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs. Similarly, not all duties that have been outlined will be assigned to each position.


• Works closely with study subjects, including patient/caregiver interviews, neuropsychological testing, assistance with obtaining vital signs, brain imaging, and phlebotomy -may involve occasional home visits
• Documents and compiles clinical research data, schedules appointments and procedures, and maintains study databases
• Meets regularly with Principal Investigator to discuss assignments, projects and administrative matters; keeps them informed relative to status of same
• Attends training courses as identified
• Organizes, analyzes, and summarizes acquired data, using scientific and statistical techniques
• Prepares and presents reports
• Organizes and/or drafts material for the preparation of research papers, manuscripts, or other documents for publication and/or presentation as appropriate
• Collects & organizes patient data
• Maintains accurate and timely records and databases
• Uses software programs to generate graphs and reports
• Assists with recruiting and retaining patients for both observational and for clinical trials
• Obtains patient study data from medical records, etc.
• Conducts library searches
• Verifies accuracy of study forms
• Updates study forms per protocol
• Documents patient visits and procedures
• Assists with the preparation and maintenance of 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
• Assists with study regulatory submissions, including new and continuing studies
• Writes consent forms
• Verifies subject inclusion/exclusion criteria
• Performs administrative support duties as required
• Prepares for monitoring visits/responding to queries from monitoring visits


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
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Good organizational skills
• Solid Mac or PC computer skills
• Ability to follow directions but also to work both independently and as part of a team
• Excellent communication skills
• Computer literacy
• Working knowledge of clinical research protocols
• Ability to demonstrate respect and professionalism for subjects' rights and individual needs
• Display initiative in anticipating problems and resolving problems
• Ability to effectively multitask, prioritize multiple projects
• Ability to ask for help when needed


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






Qualifications

EDUCATION:



  • Bachelor's degree required.




EXPERIENCE:



• At least 3 months of directly related experience preferred. Experience working with an elderly, or vulnerable populations preferred. Experience with Redcap, data analysis programs, or computer programming a plus.
• Knowledge of Spanish a plus.



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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