Clinical Research Coordinator at Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description:


The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Massachusetts General Hospital seeks a Clinical Research Coordinator I or II to assist with NIH-funded studies related to high-risk pregnancy, impact of maternal pregnancy exposures on offspring neurodevelopment, and maternal immunity in pregnancy and lactation. Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, the CRC will assist with research study subjects, staff, and collaborators to manage the day-to-day activities of research studies for the Obstetrics team. The CRC works professionally with clinic staff and internal hospital departments to ensure that hospital and clinic protocols are followed. The CRC consistently strives to assure and improve the quality of all aspects of the research program. The position offers significant involvement in an exciting area of research and a collaborative research environment.


Clinical Research Responsibilities: Approaching and recruiting potential participants in obstetrics clinic and on labor and delivery while being respectful of clinical work flow; Scheduling initial and follow-up study visits; conducting study visits that involve obtaining informed consent and completing demographic and attitudinal questionnaires as well as administering educational and clinical interventions as appropriate; coordinating collection of participant samples including delivery samples, and being present to facilitate sample collection which may require some work outside of the standard work day; maintaining confidential, accurate, and detailed records of study visits; acting as a study resource for participants; and performing other miscellaneous research/study visit tasks including kit assembly, at times sample aliquoting or organization, sample location and packing for shipment, freezer organization and mapping, and sample transport/pick up from clinical areas and collaborating laboratories. On site work rather than remote work is a critical part of the position. Work may include sample processing and storage at times. All needed biosafety training and skills training/orientation will be provided. Research coordinator will also be involved in chart review, data management, analysis, manuscript writing, IRB submissions, shipment organization/coordination, and possibly presentation of projects at meetings if interested.

Study Coordination and Administrative Responsibilities: Assistance with coordination of study activities and oversight of research activities across the department; Preparation of IRB applications and maintaining appropriate documentation; Maintaining regulatory compliance for studies; monitoring study files; data entry and management; scheduling and attending program and study meetings, creating agendas and compiling minutes for project-related meetings; maintaining study documentation and preparing study progress reports; serving as a liaison with outside co-investigators as well other hospital programs and departments; handling reimbursements for study participant compensation and for other study-related purchases; providing administrative support as needed; assistance with preparation of presentations and manuscripts; performing literature/library searches; participating as a flexible member of the research team in achieving its overall goals, including sample processing at times.


The ideal coordinator would be a self-motivated team player with superb time management, organizational, and communication skills. They would have strong attention to detail, computer skills, familiarity with statistical methods, ability to travel locally for study visits, willing to be available to facilitate collection of delivery samples; ideally will have a background and/or interest in clinical research.


  • Ability to handle a variety of tasks amid shifting priorities.

  • Strong analytical skills with a high degree of initiative.

  • Creative and highly motivated individual with strong organizational and management skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to multi-task in a dynamic multi-disciplinary research environment.



  • Bachelor's degree required.


  • Relevant undergraduate coursework or projects completed may be considered equivalent to experience based on the nature of the project. 2 years of relevant postgraduate work experience preferred.

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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