Clinical Research Coordinator at Mass General Brigham in Boston, Massachusetts

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Job Description:

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GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:

The Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) is an integral member of an interdisciplinary team which supports the study of patients and healthy control volunteers within a clinical investigational setting focussing on critical research issues in Gastroenterology and Eating Disorders. Under general supervision of the Principal Investigator and/or Nurse Practitioner, the CRC will carry out a broad range of research activities and procedures with input into protocol design and some latitude to determine techniques and establish procedures.

The Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages a diverse pool of candidates to apply, especially individuals from racial and ethnic group that have been shown by the National Science Foundation to be underrepresented in health-related sciences on a national basis.

Individuals from racial and ethnic group that have been shown by the National Science Foundation to be underrepresented in health-related sciences on a national basis. Applicants must be from one or more of the following:


  • A member of a group that is underrepresented in graduate education: African American, Hispanic/Latino,AmericanIndian/Alaskan Natives,Pacific Islander (having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands), or Multiracial/Biracial

  • A first-generation college student (neither parent nor legal guardian has a bachelor's degree)

  • Alow-income student;Annual family income below establishedlow-income thresholds, based on family size (this requires additional supportive documentation)

  • A disabled student according to the definition of theAmericans with Disabilities Actof 1990 andSection 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

This position will involve the participation in clinical research under the supervision of Drs. Helen Burton Murray, Braden Kuo, and Jennifer Thomas. The position will also involve some clinical research experiences with collaborators including Drs. Kyle Staller, Christopher Velez, Elizabeth Lawson, and Kendra Becker. Responsibilities will involve acquiring and analyzing data, administrative coordination, and working with different GI and eating disorder patient populations. Research projects are focused on conditions such as avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder and functional gastrointestinal disorders, and include execution of behavioral clinical treatment trials. The position requires procedural, administrative, and organizational support for projects and direct patient contact both virtually and in-person. We expect to need flexible working hours based on participant schedules and may include evening hours.

This position is grant funded for a minimum of one year with the possibility of funding for a second year.A two-year commitment is preferred. Candidates should have a B.S. or M.S. in psychology, biological sciences, quantitative methods, or related fields. Experience in data management and analysis is beneficial. Massachusetts General Hospital is an equal opportunity employer. Full-time employees receive full benefits and competitive salaries. Candidates will also receive resources for career development, including an annual stipend for conference attendance and presentation.

Specific Duties:


  • Maintains study systems to execute protocols, including creating and updating IRB regulatory binders for two studies, as well as creating, administering, and storing required study materials such as consent forms, screening materials, biological collection, behavioral questionnaires, notes to file, and reimbursement forms in an organized and easily-accessible manner.

  • Maintains study databases on Insight, clinicaltrials.gov, and Mass General Brigham Rally.

  • Coordinates communication among PI, subjects, and parties associated with study protocol.

  • Thoroughly understands general study protocols and inclusion criteria for ongoing studies and serves as a point of contact for interested participants and study investigators.

  • Orders supplies, schedules study appointments, processes checks and sets up meetings

  • Recruits and enrolls subjects, both healthy volunteers and patient populations using Mass General Brigham Rally, GI clinic referral, and RPDR.

  • Administers phone screen questionnaires for potential study participants and schedules subjects for all visits

  • Administers/scores/evaluates study questionnaires

  • Completes training in and conducts semi-structured clinical interviews and qualitative interviews with study participants

  • Performs study procedures such as assistance with phlebotomy

  • Ships and stores specimens

  • Collects and organizes patient data

  • Obtains patient study data from medical records, physicians, etc., using HIPAA guidelines

  • Carries out a wide range of moderate to complex data management functions with a full understanding of the principles underlying the choice and use of statistical tests; responsible for creation of graphics and slides for manuscripts and oral presentations.

  • Conducts literature searches

  • Prepares and presents data reports for investigators, study monitors, IRB and research collaborators.

  • Coordinates study IRB submissions with Principal Investigator and Mass General Brigham IRB, including all amendments, continuing reviews, and any unexpected events.

  • Maintains research data, patient files, regulatory binders and study databases

  • Monitors and evaluates lab and procedure data

  • Assists with transfer, accountability, and destruction, of investigational product, including controlled substances, in clinical trials under proper supervision of registered physician investigator.

  • Prepares behavioral treatment research materials, including assistance with behavioral treatment protocols

  • Assists in mentoring summer students and recent additions to the lab

  • Attends weekly clinical research meetings with staff and P.I., including those held in the Center for Neurointestinal Health and Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program

  • Assists in grant writing and compiling data for grant reports.

  • Conducts personal data analysis project and present results of research at relevant conferences (e.g., Digestive Disease Week, Eating Disorders Research Society Annual Meeting) with the intent of publication in the next year.

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


Qualifications

EDUCATION:


  • Bachelor's degree in any area of study with an emphasis in psychology, biological sciences, quantitative methods, or related fields

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:


  • 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 fromprotected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.


Primary Location

:MA-Boston-MGH Main Campus

Work Locations

:MGH Main Campus55 Fruit StreetBoston02114

Job

:Clinical

Organization

:Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)

Schedule

:Full-timeStandard Hours:40

Shift

:Day Job

Employee Status

:RegularRecruiting Department:MGH Gastrointestinal Unit

Job Posting

:Feb 5, 2021