Clinical Research Coord. I – Swoboda Lab

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Under the direct supervision of the PI will act as a primary coordinator on several research studies concurrently with the Neurogenetics Unit. This position involves both individual and team efforts. Research study coordination includes data collection, scheduling, reimbursement, follow up with families between appointments, and work on IRB submissions and amendments. Work involves engaging with a broad range of personnel both inside and outside the institution, including industry sponsored clinical studies or trials. Coordinates patient visits for research studies in close collaboration with the Neurogenetics clinic coordinator and other staff.


  • Maintains research data, subject files, regulatory documents and study databases, under the supervision of the PI and other study staff.
  • Schedules study visits in multiple MGH settings, including: in association with outpatient clinic visits; in the Neurology Clinical Research Institute; and in the Translational and Clinical Research Center.
  • Screens research subjects for suitability, alongside other study staff as appropriate.
  • Acts as study resource for patients and families.
  • Administers study questionnaires.
  • Coordinates (with other clinical and research personnel) study visits that require EKG, phlebotomy, vital signs, lumbar punctures, intrathecal injections of investigational medication, DEXA scans, physical therapy assessments.
  • Assists in filing all documentation with IRB, including amendments and annual reviews.
  • Assists with writing protocols and manuscripts.
  • Works with PI to complete study reports.
  • Assists with billing of research study-related costs.
  • Coordinates research activities alongside clinical care where needed, which may include both inpatient and outpatient settings.


  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • High degree of computer literacy required.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and set deadlines.
  • Analytical skills and ability to resolve technical problems.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to interpret acceptability of data results.
  • Strong organizational and data management skills.
  • Competency working with young children and parents.
  • Spanish proficiency highly desirable.
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