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:
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.
- 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
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 and Microsoft Access
- 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 and grant applications
- Working on individual research projects devised together with the PI
- 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
- 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.