GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
The Lane Laboratory in the Center for Genomic Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is seeking a motivated, enthusiastic candidate to join our research group (https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/103015/). Our research group studies the genetics of circadian rhythms, which regulate diverse physiological processes including the sleep-wake cycle, feeding behavior, hormone secretion, drug metabolism and glucose homeostasis. The lab integrates genome-wide human genetic approaches with focused mechanistic investigation to understand how genetic variation in circadian clock genes impacts normal human physiology, disease pathophysiology and response to therapy.
We are seeking a clinical research coordinator to assist in a new project involving a human clinical study of rare circadian rhythm disorders (n=200) aimed at understanding the role of genetics in circadian rhythm disorders.
Primary responsibilities for the human study will include development of study protocols, management of the institutional review board (IRB) application of the study, screening new participants, recruiting and consenting participants, overseeing, coordinating, and distributing participant home phenotype kits, and data entry, management and analysis. Strong laboratory experience is preferred, but full training will be given. Must be organized, self-motivated, flexible, and able to work independently after training, with attention to detail and excellent verbal and written communication skills, and also willing to travel between locations within the Greater Boston area.
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 report
- 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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