GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
The Kimberly Laboratory in the Center for Genomic Medicine and the MGH Division of Neurocritical Care in the Department of Neurology is seeking a highly motivated individual to assist with ongoing and future clinical research studies. The research focus of the laboratory is acute brain injury, which is a major cause of death and disability in the United States. See further details at our lab website, http://kimberlylab.massgeneral.org/.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Specific responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:
- In-patient recruitment and informed consent for participation in clinical research studies
- Patient and family interviews; in-person and telephone assessment of patients’ well-being and cognitive function
- Data extraction from electronic medical records
- Maintenance of research databases using Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access and REDCap
- Coordinating tissue sample collections and sample processing
- Managing sample storage and inventory for research studies
- Participation in monthly recruitment meetings: present on progress of subject enrollment, identify and discuss effective strategies and areas for improvement
- Maintaining and overseeing critical documentation for research studies: regulatory documents, case report forms, records of subject visits, correspondence with study sponsors, etc.
- Preparing clinical trial documentation for study monitor visits and responding to data queries and clarification requests
- Preparing IRB submissions and amendments
- Assisting with drafting of project/grant applications and manuscripts
- Working on individual research projects devised together with the PI
- Collaboration and coordination with various other Neuro ICU research teams
- Must be highly self-motivated and eager to work independently
- Attention to detail and commitment to producing high quality data to be used in future acute brain injury research
- Exceptional maturity and professionalism are essential, as the coordinator is given access to personal and confidential medical information
- Comfortable interacting with physicians, nurses, and brain-injured patients and their families
- Must possess strong organization, interpersonal and communication skills
- Must be articulate in oral and written communication, and able to communicate effectively with individuals of varying backgrounds
- Able to prioritize multiple tasks and balance the demands of multiple projects
- Knowledge of standard laboratory techniques
- Desire to be involved with cutting edge, clinically relevant research
B.A. or B.S. in biology or related field by start date.
Previous experience in the clinical or research setting preferred
Computer skills required: Advanced in Windows operating system and Office Suite
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, and/or REGISTRATIONS (if applicable):
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (if applicable):
No direct reports, but may have opportunity for training and mentorship of interns.
FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY (if applicable):
No fiscal responsibility except to track laboratory and clinical trial related research expenditures.
Normal laboratory and office setting. Recruitment takes place in the Neurocritical care unit. Full-time position (40 hours per week).
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.