GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
This position is hybrid offering both on-site and remote work. Proposed schedule to be confirmed upon hire.
The Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit (PNGU) in the MGH Center for Genomic Medicine (CGM) has an immediate opening for a Sr. Clinical Research Coordinator, working under the direction of Dr. Erin Dunn (www.thedunnlab.com). Dr. Dunn’s research laboratory is housed in the Center for Genomic Medicine and Department of Psychiatry. Studies in the Dunn Lab are focused on: (1) the developmental effects of exposure to childhood adversity on risk for psychopathology; (2) genomic, transcriptomic, and epigenomic predictors of susceptibility to depression; and (3) gene-environment interplay, or how genetic variation modifies the effect of exposure to experience on downstream phenotypes.
We are a hard-working, highly collegial, and supportive group seeking to identify motivated and dedicated team players who are curious, interested in interdisciplinary approaches, and committed to finding ways to prevent mental illness. Members of the Dunn Lab believe that good science (and good scientists) is born from a diverse and inclusive workforce. We recognize that diversity comes in many forms. We value diversity of backgrounds, thoughts, and approaches. We welcome candidates from underrepresented backgrounds to apply to work in the lab.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
We are seeking a Sr. Clinical Research Coordinator to assist with clinical and translational research projects, as well as perform a variety of administrative tasks that support the day-to-day operations of the lab.
The ideal candidate must exhibit a high level of expertise and comfort in facilitating objectives within a complex cross-functional project team that spans MGH clinics/departments and external sites. Candidates will gain valuable experience and knowledge working in all phases of the research process, ranging from study design to analysis and interpretation of results. Opportunities to co-author manuscripts and present study results at conferences may be available. This position is ideal for someone wishing to pursue graduate study in the fields of public health, psychology, or medicine.
The successful candidate is expected to be a self-motivated team player with superb time management, organizational, and communication skills. S/he must possess a strong attention to detail, computer skills, familiarity with statistical methods, background and/or interest in research/administration, medicine, and neuroimaging.
Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Maintaining and overseeing regulatory documentation for research studies, as well as confidential, accurate and detailed records of study visits and procedures.
- Training and onboarding students and other CRC level staff and overseeing management of their work on various studies including the STRONG study.
- Subject recruitment and informed consent for research studies
- Management of files including file transfer, anonymization, and storage
- Quality control administration for studies
- Data management, sample tracking and inventory upkeep
- Input and manipulate information in research databases as needed.
- Participate in and present data at lab meetings and journal clubs.
- Prepare manuscripts resulting from data generated in research projects.
- Performing other job-related duties as assigned.
- A high level of maturity and professional demeanor is essential, as the coordinator is given access to personal and confidential medical information
- Comfortable interacting with physicians and clinic staff
- Exposure to medical imaging/neuroimaging modalities is preferred
- Must be familiar with basic data analysis software (Excel, R)
- Knowledge of safe sample handling procedures
- Must be able to quickly learn how to use new specialized lab equipment
- Ability to focus, work independently, and to regularly seek feedback
- Ability to establish priorities, balance demands of multiple projects, and meet deadlines
- Attention to detail and ability to adjust based on the regular feedback
- Excellent organizational & communication skills (articulate with good writing and phone skills)
- Desire to be involved with cutting edge clinically relevant research
- BA/BS Required
- M.S. strongly preferred
- A minimum of 3-5 previous clinical research experience is required
Computer skills required:
- Windows operating system: advanced
- Office Suite: advanced
- Database management basic/intermediate
- MacOS operating system: advanced
- Web development such as Squarespace basic/intermediate
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (if applicable):
- No direct reports, but responsible for training and mentorship of junior lab members and interns.
FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY (if applicable):
- No fiscal responsibility except to track lab related research expenditures.
Normal lab/office setting – hybrid