GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
This is an exciting opportunity for a entry to mid level clinical research coordinator, who is interested in working on projects focused on patient centered, innovative and data driven care. The CRC will work as part of a dynamic and enthusiastic team of primary care physicians, researchers, educators and other key project personnel. This position requires strong communication, organizational and analytical skills.
Under the general direction of the Director of Research and Research Education in the Division of General Medicine, the Clinical Research Coordinator will assist with multiple research projects in the division’s portfolio. In this role, the CRC will will be responsible for assisting in the broad array of research and administrative responsibilities required to conduct research. The CRC will conduct literature searches and generate summaries for use in grants and manuscripts, maintain bibliographic reference lists for grants and manuscripts, screen and recruit study subjects and maintain enrollment reports, prepare study mailings and reminders, conduct chart reviews, conduct data entry and quality checks on data entry, maintain human subjects committee documentation and assist with preparation of amendments and continuing reviews, coordinate research study meetings among collaborators, and assist with ongoing projects as needed. Further, the CRC may have the opportunity to assist or take a lead in writing research papers based on his or her developing interests.
The candidate must demonstrate organizational, administrative, time management, and communication skills, as well as intellectual independence and initiative. The ability to work both independently and as part of a team is essential. The Clinical Research Coordinator must maintain professionalism at all times. Other job duties and responsibilities are listed in detail below.
MGH is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage individuals from under-represented backgrounds to apply.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The responsibilities of the clinical research coordinator may include but are not limited to the following activities:
- Utilize REDCap to enable data collection efforts, including development of case report forms and descriptive data analysis. (In-house REDCap training is available.)
- Ensure familiarity with study protocols and manual of procedures
- Perform data collection from a variety of sources, including patient medical records, and hospital clinical information systems and surveys.
- Perform general topic searches and specialized database searches. Retrieve journal articles from the Internet or library. Maintains a bibliographic library of supporting materials.
- Assist with the preparation of formal research reports and manuscripts for publication in professional journals.
- Will assist with grant progress reports. Strong writing skills helpful.
- Helps with the preparation of talks and presentation materials including PowerPoint slides, tables and graphs.
- Coordinate project meetings including preparation and distribution of agenda and follow-up action items.
- Assist with preparing the forms for submission and obtaining approval from the Internal Review Board (IRB) for the study protocols.
- Will support project management activities to help keep project proceeding efficiently.
- Photocopying, electronic mailing, receiving and sending mail, scheduling meetings and conference calls, taking minutes at meetings and on conference calls, faxing, scanning, and other administrative duties as required.
- Working very independently with little guidance from Project Manager and/or Principal Investigator, coordinates all activities of research area including but not limited to: supervising the daily activities of research assistants, implementing and maintaining quality assurance procedures, performing statistical analyses, designing research protocols with Principal Investigator.
- Must possess the ability to work independently and display initiative to introduce innovations to research study.
- Must have sound interpersonal skills.
- Must possess strong analytical skills and conceptual thinking.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to prioritize tasks and set deadlines.
- Ability to identify problems and develop solutions.
- High degree of computer literacy.
- Ability to demonstrate professionalism and respect for subjects rights and individual needs.
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- Those with a minimum of 1-2 years of directly related work experience will be considered for a Clinical Research Coordinator II position.
- MPH, Master’s degree or prior coursework in health-related topics and/or research methods is preferred but not required