The Center for Ultrasound Research and Translation (CURT) is a multidisciplinary translational research center that collaborates extensively with MGH clinicians, MIT scientists, and industry partners to leverage cutting edge diagnostic and therapeutic imaging tools to identify, quantify, and treat disease. Our broad mandate, to bring advances in imaging to the bedside, encompasses projects such as the development of non-invasive imaging biomarkers for chronic liver disease, the development of new image guided surgical robotic systems, and the creation of artificial intelligence image analysis/interpretation algorithms. At CURT, our work in academic science is intended to reach the clinic and have a tangible impact on improving human health.
This role requires technical, interpersonal, and problem-solving abilities. Specifically, the Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) II will be responsible for subject recruitment, study coordination and scheduling, and managing subject visits including obtaining study consent and acquiring subject data as needed. The CRC II will also be responsible for writing and preparing required study documents, managing IRB protocol submissions, and maintaining records in accordance with IRB rules and regulations. Intermittent contributions to administrative, financial, and operational tasks will be required.
We are seeking someone who is eager to learn and work in a dynamic, fast-paced research environment that is highly collaborative. An ideal candidate should be able to manage a variety of tasks, is willing and able to contribute to scientific writing and data acquisition projects as needed and has a general understanding of study design and management as well as biology and human physiology. This candidate is expected to maintain a high level of professionalism and manage the logistics of studies in collaboration with renowned industry partners and academic leaders
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Please note, the functions below are representative of major duties that are typically associated with these positions. Specific responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs. Similarly, not all duties that have been outlined will be assigned to each position.
Identify candidate research subjects per study protocol.
Screen candidate research subjects to confirm subject appropriateness for each study by ensuring a satisfactory match for inclusion and exclusion criteria.
Recruit and enroll prospective research subjects.
Evaluate medical records and laboratory results for study relevant clinical data.
Reliably and consistently document research data according to established standards.
Coordinate, as needed, with referring physicians' offices and/or practice sites.
Coordinate study subject reimbursement as per study protocol.
Act as the main point of contact and resource for research participants.
Manage research study visit logistics including room scheduling, managing equipment availability, and coordinating MGH and collaborator research availability
Prepare all relevant study documents for IRB submission.
Manage and submit IRB applications and reviews.
Manage study data storage, organization, completeness, and fidelity
Prepare interim reports for granting agencies (e.g., NIH), assist with manuscripts of completed projects for publication in technical journals and presentations at professional conferences, and participate in further applied or theoretical research activities.
Contribute to collaborative data acquisition projects.
Perform data analysis and QA/QC data review.
Facilitate the execution of study specific tasks as required.
Complete administrative and operational tasks as needed.
Perform other duties as assigned or required by situation and circumstances.
A Clinical Research Coordinator II performs the duties of a Clinical Research Coordinator I (above) and may also:
Maintain research data, patient fields, regulatory binders and study databases
Perform data analysis and QA/QC data checks
Organize and interpret data
Develop and implement recruitment strategies
Act as a study resource for patient and family
Monitor and evaluation lab and procedure data
Evaluate study questionnaires
Contribute to protocol recommendations
Assist with preparation of annual review
May assist PI to prepare complete study reports
Careful attention to detail and strong organization skills required.
Must have very strong written and verbal communication skills and be able to work productively under minimal supervision.
Must be proficient with computers, electronic communication, video conferencing, and databases, and able to troubleshoot and problem-solve independently.
Excellent interpersonal skills and professionalism as is required for patient and collaborator interaction.
Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, and radiologic imaging is preferred.
Prior research experience is preferred
Working familiarity IRB rules and regulations for study document preparation and record maintenance is preferred.
Should demonstrate technical and analytical skills.
Ability to write clear technical documentation.
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
Willingness and ability to be resourceful.
Ability to properly handle sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.
Ability to recognize emergency situations and respond appropriately.
The Clinical Research Coordinator II should also possess:
Ability to work independently and as a team player
Analytical skills and ability to resolve technical problems
Ability to interpret acceptability of data results
Working knowledge of data management program
Bachelor's degree required.
1+ year of experience in study coordination, maintaining patient files, regulatory binders, and study databases.
Prior experience working in a clinical and/or technical environment.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (if applicable):
A Clinical Research Coordinator I does not have any supervisory responsibility.
A Clinical Research Coordinator II may assist with the training and orientation of new staff members.
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.