The Rosand and Anderson Laboratories in the Center for Genomic Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is seeking a motivated, enthusiastic candidate to join their research group. We work in a rich multi-disciplinary environment involving clinicians, computational biologists, statisticians and geneticists both at MGH, the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT as well as internationally through the International Stroke Genetics Consortium (ISGC).
Under the direction of the Senior Research Laboratory Manager, the Clinical Research Coordinator I 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, 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 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.
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.
Serve as the Convener for the International Stroke Genetics Consortium (ISGC): Including but not limited to planning of ISGC bi-annual meetings, organizing, attending and taking minutes for monthly conference calls, curating new membership requests, drafting and distributing semi-annual ISGC newsletters, and management of the ISGC mailing list and website.
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 interviewing study subjects
Administers and scores questionnaires
Performs study procedures, which may include phlebotomy, sample receipt, storage and tracking.
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 to prepare complete study reports
Careful attention to details
Good organizational skills
Ability to follow directions
Good communication skills
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.
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.