GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
The Cerebrovascular Health Research Program in the McCance Center for Brain Health, Center for Genomic Medicine and Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Neurology at Brigham & Women’s Hospital (BWH) is seeking a motivated, enthusiastic candidate to join their team. We work in a rich multi-disciplinary environment involving clinicians, computational biologists, statisticians and geneticists both at MGH, BWH, the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT as well as internationally through the International Stroke Genetics Consortium (ISGC)
Under the direction of the Director of Operations and Clinical Research Project Manager, the Clinical Research Coordinator will work independently on ongoing research studies. This includes project management of lab projects involving collaboration within and outside the lab and institution, organizing the receipt of DNA samples from collaborators within and outside the United States, collection of all phenotypic data associated with received samples, patient recruitment and biospecimen collection, research follow up visits, collection of and accurate recording of procedures and results, maintenance of the lab databases, maintaining lab stocks, participation in joint upkeep of the lab and participation and presenting at lab meeting. This position requires a person who can speak fluent Spanish and has Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in molecular/cell biology or a related field, with great attention to detail, is capable of working independently after training, possesses good verbal and written communication skills, works well as part of a team and is comfortable corresponding with collaborators from all over the world.
For more information regarding the lab: https://www.cerebrovascularhealth.org/
For more information regarding the Center for Genomic Medicine: https://cgm.massgeneral.org/
For more information regarding the McCance Center for Brain Health: https://www.massgeneral.org/neurology/mccance-center
For more information regarding the Broad Institute: http://www.broadinstitute.org
For more information regarding the ISGC: http://www.strokegenetics.org/
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Please note, the functions below are representative of major duties that are typically associated with these positions. Specific responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs. Similarly, not all duties that have been outlined will be assigned to each position.
- Recruitment of patients to research studies
- Assists with interviewing study subjects
- Administers and scores questionnaires
- Performs study procedures, which may include phlebotomy, sample receipt, storage and tracking.
- Responsible for quality control of data collected
- Plans, performs, and designs statistical analyses
- Designs research protocols in conjunction with PI and Director of Operations and Clinical Research Project Manager
- Independently judges suitability of research subjects
- May train, orient, educate of staff, interns, and volunteers
- Reviews work of trainees and interns
- Collects & organizes patient data
- Maintains records and databases
- Uses software programs to generate graphs and reports
- Obtains patient study data from medical records, physicians, etc.
- Conducts library searches
- Verifies accuracy of study forms
- Updates study forms per protocol
- Assists with study regulatory submissions
- Writes consent forms
- Performs administrative support duties as required
- Assists with project management of assigned studies
- Day-to-day processing and handling of lab biospecimens (blood, saliva, CSF, plasma, DNA etc).
- Sample tracking, inventory maintenance and retrieval of lab biospecimens.
- Serve as rotating emergency contact for minus 80 freezers.
- Curating the lab database and performing queries, when requested.
- Prepares data and assists with analysis associated with lab projects.
- Preparing CSF, Plasma, DNA, and blood for shipment.
- Organize and summarize data using scientific and statistical techniques.
- Review and Analyzing CT scans following established protocol for project related variables and measures.
- Assists with curation of Lab standard operating procedures (SOP’s)
- Calendar and meeting management for Investigators related to ongoing laboratory projects.
- Assisting in preparation of manuscripts.
- Assisting in preparation of grants e.g. preparing figures, drafting letters from the committee, and writing project and method descriptions.
- Participating in upkeep of lab, performs basic maintenance on laboratory equipment and reports equipment requiring repair to Senior Research Lab Manager
- Participating in and presenting data at weekly lab meetings and journal clubs.
- Performing other job-related duties as assigned.
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
- Monitor and evaluation lab and procedure data
- Evaluate study questionnaires
- Assist with preparation of annual review of lab
- May assist PI, Director of Operations and Clinical Research Project Manager to prepare complete study reports
- Fluent in Spanish
- 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
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- 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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