GENERAL SUMMARY / OVERVIEW
This is an exciting opportunity for a entry to mid level clinical research coordinator, who is interested in working on projects focused on colorectal cancer screening and reducing disparities in vulnerable patient populations. This is a full time (40 hour per week) position to assist with all aspects of a multi-site project encompassing locations in Greater Boston, Los Angeles and Tribal Communities in South Dakota. Under the direction of the CARES Team and the Project Manager, the Clinial Research Coordinator will work as part of a dynamic and enthusiastic team of researchers, patient advocates, community leaders and frontline clinicians.
The CRC will will be responsible for assisting in the broad array of research and administrative responsibilities required to conduct research. The CRC will be involve in the local implementation, data management activities and implementation of the CARES Research Plan in Massachusetts and will work collaboratively with the team at the other sites. The incumbient will provide support to stakeholders for qualitative research and will implement the day-to-day research protcols associated with specific project aims. The CRC may have the opportunity to assist or take a lead in writing meeting abstracts or research papers based on the incumbet’s developing interests and skills.
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:
- Contact eligible patients, prepare study mailings and reminders.
- Work with all individuals involved in the delivery of the intervention including study staff and clinical staff.
- Perform data collection from a variety of sources, including patient medical records, and hospital clinical information systems and surveys.
- Conduct data entry, quality checks on data entry and preliminary data analysis.
- Utilize REDCap to enable data collection efforts, including development of case report forms and descriptive data analysis.
- Ensure familiarity with study protocols and manual of procedures
- Perform literature 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.
- 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.
- Must possess the ability to work independently and display initiative to introduce innovations to research study.
- Must have sound interpersonal skills and the ability to supervise others.
- 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.
- MPH, Master’s degree or prior coursework in health-related topics and/or research methods is preferred but not required
- Prior research experience preferred
- 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 (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.