Clinical Research Coordinator I-Doyle Lab

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The Doyle Laboratory in the Psychiatric & Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is seeking a motivated, enthusiastic candidate to join our research group. Our lab studies developmental psychopathology, neuropsychology and psychiatric genetics.

The lab is headed by Alysa Doyle PhD and is located in the Center for Genomic Medicine. Dr. Doyle holds faculty appointments in the Department of Psychiatry and the Center for Genomic Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital.

We are seeking a BA-level Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) to work on a study that examines the relationship between genes, cognition, psychopathology and functional outcomes across the lifespan. The goal of the project is to set the stage for the use of genomic data in the child clinical setting as objective indicators of risk and tools to facilitate risk stratification and targeted interventions. Ultimately, these efforts aim to improve the long-term outcomes of children and adolescents with or at risk for neuropsychiatric illness, including ADHD and mood disorders. A primary aspect of the job will be to recruit subjects for our study. The position will also involve some neuropsychological testing of patients, literature reviews, IRB submissions, data entry and presentation, and manuscript and grant preparation. The job is ideal for individuals who are interested in clinical child and adolescent psychology, child psychiatry, neuropsychological and psychiatric assessment and/or the biological basis of psychopathology. Individuals who have previously held this position have generally gone on to graduate programs in clinical psychology, school psychology, or medical school. Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter directly to Dr. Alysa Doyle at aedoyle@partners.org.  Candidates should be prepared to provide a transcript and two letters of recommendation if they are invited to interview for the position.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collects & organizes patient data
  • 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.
  • Assists with study regulatory submissions
  • Writes consent forms
  • Verifies subject inclusion/exclusion criteria
  • Performs administrative support duties as required

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

SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED: 

  • Careful attention to details
  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability to follow directions
  • Good communication skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Working knowledge of clinical research protocols
  • Ability to demonstrate respect and professionalism for subjects’ rights and individual needs

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

EDUCATION:  

Bachelor’s degree required.

EXPERIENCE:

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.

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