Clinical Research Coordinator at Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)

Posted in Other 19 days ago.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts





Job Description:

General Summary/Overview:



The Depression Clinical and Research Program is part of the Outpatient Psychiatry Division of the Massachusetts General Hospital. The Program is investigating the efficacy and safety of treatments for Major Depressive Disorder while seeking to learn more about the causes and course of this disease.This position will provide invaluable experience for anyone interested in pursuing graduate study in the fields of psychology, public health, or medicine. If you would like to read more about our program, please visit our website at www.depressionmgh.org.



Principle Duties and Responsibilities:



Research Coordinators are responsible for managing and coordinating the clinical studies as members of the research team. This involves screening patients for study eligibility, data entry and analysis, manuscript preparation, and clinical laboratory work such as phlebotomy and EKG administration. Research Coordinators will work closely with the physicians and psychologists on staff in managing patient care throughout the studies. Additional responsibilities include:




    • 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









Qualifications

Education/Experience Requirements:



  • Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree or equivalent medical/research experience.

  • Clinical trial experience preferred. Strong clinical skills needed.


Qualifications/Skills/Abilities:



  • Strong clinical skills are needed.

  • Detail oriented.

  • Excellent organization skills and independent decision making to ensure smooth function of the clinical tasks is essential.

  • Must have aptitude for technical problem solving and the skills required for independent scientific research.

  • Must have excellent writing, documentation, and organizational skills.

  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Familiarity with simple computer programs is a must.

  • Ability to function independently with in a fast-paced, high volume, changing environment, develop timelines and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to handle confidential information.






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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