Clinical Research Coordinator I / 40 Hours / MGH General Medicine at Mass General Brigham in Boston, Massachusetts

Posted in Other 25 days ago.

Job Description:



The Division of General Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) seeks an organized, detail-oriented, conscientious candidate interested in research focusing on the health of vulnerable and underserved populations. The Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) will be involved in a clinical trial examining the effect of a patient navigation intervention on lung cancer screening completion among patients at Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. In this multifaceted role, the CRC will work directly with research participants who have been assigned to the patient navigation treatment arm of the study according to a standardized intervention protocol. The CRC will also be asked to assist with various administrative, logistical, and research-oriented aspects of the study, and will be cross-trained to perform duties on other research projects and studies when needed. The CRC will work under the direction of the Principal Investigator (PI), Dr. Travis Baggett, with additional supervision by the team's Clinical Research Program/Project Manager. MGH is an equal opportunity employer, and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The PI is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment.


The responsibilities of the CRC may include but are not limited to the following activities:

  • Undergoing training on the skills of patient navigation, the rationale and logistics of lung cancer screening, and the delivery of tobacco counseling to study participants

  • Assisting study participants in scheduling and attending lung cancer screening tests as well as scheduling and attending primary care provider appointments before and after lung cancer screening tests

  • Working with study participants to enhance self-efficacy and navigate barriers to lung cancer screening

  • Counseling study participants about smoking and assisting them in accessing existing smoking cessation resources

  • Collaborating with primary care providers and other clinical staff involved in study participants' care

  • Keeping detailed documentation of interactions with study participants and those involved in their care

  • Designing data collection forms and study-related documents

  • Collecting and entering study data

  • Attending regular research team meetings and reporting on progress

  • Debriefing with the study team on ways to improve the navigation intervention for future use

  • Submitting applications, amendments, reports, and other documents to the Institutional Review Board under the supervision of the PI and the Clinical Research Program/Project Manager

  • Assisting with the preparation of grant applications and reports to funding agencies

  • Assisting with the preparation of scientific abstracts, posters, PowerPoint presentations, and manuscripts

  • Conducting literature reviews

  • Performing all other duties or special projects that are Division- or team-specific and appropriate to the level of training, at the discretion of the PI and other Division leadership.



Applicants must possess superior interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to interact professionally with vulnerable research participants in addition to clinical and research office staff. Applicants must also possess excellent organizational, administrative, and time management skills, in addition to the ability to problem-solve and improvise when needed. This position involves a 1-year commitment.

Additional skills, abilities, and competencies include:

  • Comfort with using a laptop or tablet and interfacing with electronic recordkeeping systems in order to document work performed in the field

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

  • Ability to anticipate, manage, and troubleshoot challenges

  • Ability to keep multiple tasks on track simultaneously

  • Ability and willingness to learn new study-related skills

  • Intellectual independence and initiative

  • Interest in public health and/or medicine, especially issues relating to vulnerable and underserved populations




A Bachelor's degree is required. Prior coursework in health-related topics is preferred but not required.


Previous experience working with vulnerable populations is preferred but not required.


The CRC will be provided with a workspace and a standard Partners computer in an office setting. Remote work arrangements for selected job tasks may be permitted at the discretion of the PI based on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic. The position will require frequent travel to and from Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP), as well as between various BHCHP clinical settings.

EEO Statement

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

Primary Location

:MA-Boston-MGH Main Campus

Work Locations

:MGH Main Campus55 Fruit StreetBoston02114




:Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)


:Full-timeStandard Hours:40


:Day Job

Employee Status

:RegularRecruiting Department:MGH General Medicine

Job Posting

:Feb 5, 2021