The Clinical Research Coordinator I role is tasked with coordinating clinical research studies focused on better understanding neural mechanisms involved in anesthesia, Alzheimer's disease (AD), and sleep. The CRC's primary responsibilities include data collection with high-density electroencephalography (EEG), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) acquisition, post-processing of neuroimaging data, administration of neuropsychological testing batteries, maintenance of study regulatory compliance, and patient recruitment. Extensive training will be provided to ensure the joining CRC can perform assigned tasks with standardized and high-quality procedures. The CRC must be able to work effectively on a team, as well as independently. The CRC must demonstrate strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and time management. Further, the CRC must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills given close interactions with clinical patients and research subjects. This position would be excellent preparation for someone interested in pursuing graduate or medical school, and/or interested in bioinformatics or medical device industry. This CRC position is a full-time position and a commitment of at least two years is required.
If interested, please apply with your resume and a cover letter. Please describe your background, interests, and future goals in the cover letter.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Collects & organizes patient data
Performs study procedures, which may include EEG, neuroimaging (MRI, PET), and phlebtomy
Maintains records and databases
Uses software programs to generate graphs and reports
Assists with recruiting patients for clinical trials
Obtains patient study data from medical records, physicians, etc.
Conducts library searches
Verifies accuracy of study forms
Updates study forms per protocol
Documents patient visits and procedures
Assists with regulatory binders and QA/QC procedures
Assists with interviewing study subjects
Administers and scores questionnaires
Provides basic explanation of study and in some cases obtains informed consent from subjects
Performs study procedures, which may include phlebotomy, neuroimaging, and EEG.
Assists with study regulatory submissions
Writes consent forms
Verifies subject inclusion/exclusion criteria
Performs administrative support duties as required
Perform data analysis and QA/QC data checks
Organize and interpret data
Good organizational skills
Careful attention to details
Ability to follow directions
Good communication skills
Ability to understand and follow clinical research protocols
Ability to demonstrate respect and professionalism for subjects' and patients' rights and individual needs
Experience with neuroscience or other biomedical field, biomedical engineering or other engineering discipline, computer science, or a related field is strongly preferred.
The applicant must be comfortable working in a hands-on and fast-paced clinical environment.
The applicant must be comfortable speaking to patients and caregivers about research.
The applicant must be able to demonstrate ability and motivation to gain new technical (i.e. programming, statistics) skills.
This position calls for independent problem-solving, flexibility to handle parallel projects, and ability to work well in an interdisciplinary team.
Bachelor's degree required, preferably in neuroscience or other biomedical field, biomedical engineering or other engineering discipline, computer science, or a related field. A Masters degree will enhance competitiveness but is not required.
1 to 2 years of experience would be ideal, however new graduates with relevant background in neuroscience, engineering, computer science, or related disciplines will also be considered favorably.
A Clinical Research Coordinator I 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 from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.Partner's Healthcare is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
MGH Institute of Health Professions, founded by Massachusetts General Hospital in 1977, is an innovative and independent graduate school in Boston that is a member of Partners HealthCare. A progressive leader in developing comprehensive models of health care education, the MGH Institute prepares advanced practice professionals in the fields of nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy and communication sciences and disorders through a distinctive combination of academic study, clinical practice, and research. More than 1,200 students are enrolled in graduate level and certificate programs, with an increasing number of courses available online. The Institute is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).