The Center for Innovation in Digital HealthCare at the Massachusetts General Hospital seeks a highly motivated, self-directed individual for the position of Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) I.
Under general direction of the Principal Investigators (PIs) and the senior CRC, the CRC I will be involved in all study tasks related to digital health and other research protocols. The CRC I, working with physicians and clinical nurse practitioners (NPs), will help to identify, screen and enroll eligible subjects into studies, conduct study visits and perform research-related assessments, and act as a liaison between the subject and other members of the research team. There will be a strong focus on patient recruitment and retention. In addition to these responsibilities, the CRC I will also work on data entry, managing and scheduling phone calls, assisting Institutional Review Board (IRB) submissions and amendments, participating in weekly research meetings, updating reports, assisting with writing progress updates etc.
The CRC I will work closely with the physicians, NPs, and other study staff to maintain continued subject engagement and safety while in the study.
The ability to closely follow work procedures, communicate effectively, and exhibit good organization skills are a must. An ideal candidate would have previous clinical research experience.
This position offers the opportunity to work directly with patients, nurses, and physicians and learn the basics about clinical research in a large academic medical center.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Review and understand clinical trial protocols
Coordinate the study and work on the recruitment, screening and ongoing engagement of study participants, conduct phone follow up assessments, collect and manage data, interact with research participants via other approved digital platforms
Obtain patient data from medical records, physicians, etc.
Assist with regulatory binders and quality control procedures
Document patient visits and procedures, administer and score questionnaires, verify accuracy of study forms, and assist with interviewing study subjects
Assist in the preparation of and coordinating completion and collection of all materials needed for IRB application and review process
Track IRB responses, amendments, deviations, adverse event reports, and management of continuing reviews including tracking approval by IRB, Research Administration, Clinical Trials office and other such regulatory entities
Maintain protocol approval and ensure all regulatory paperwork remains up to date
Performs administrative support duties as required
All other duties as assigned
• Highly motivated, self-directed and driven to meet study goals • Careful attention to details
• Good organizational skills
• Ability to closely follow directions and study procedures
• Good communication skills
• High degree of computer literacy, knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
• Working knowledge of clinical research protocols
• Ability to demonstrate respect and professionalism for subjects' rights and individual needs
• Strong interest in patient-oriented research and willing to perform study procedures on patients
Study coordinator will assist submitting and tracking sponsor invoices for milestone payments and subject payments.
Due to COVID-19 workplace safety guidelines, Clinical Research Coordinator I will be expected to work remotely as well as within clinical offices at MGH to support study needs. 40 hours per week with occasional evening and/or weekend work as needed.
Some travel may be required.
• BA/BS degree required
• New graduates with some relevant course/project work or those without any prior research experience will be considered
• Experience in clinical research is preferred
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.