Sr. Clinical Research Coordinator-Lane Lab

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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. 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 ( 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.


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.
  • 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.
  • Plans, perform, and design statistical analyses.
  • Design research protocols in conjunction with Dr. Lane.
  • Develop systems of quality control.
  • Independently judge suitability of research subjects.
  • Act as a liaison between Research Affairs and our unit.
  • File adverse events with IRB.
  • Recommend protocol changes and assist with writing protocols and manuscripts.
  • Act as a liaison with Human Resources.

SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:  Must be realistic, objective, measurable and related to essential functions of this job.

  • 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, nurses, and patients and their families
  • Background in genetics and circadian biology is preferred.
  • Must be familiar with basic data analysis software (Excel, R)
  • Knowledge of standard laboratory techniques
  • 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
  • Ability to design, prepare, deliver, and evaluate the clinical research program.
  • Administrative skills to meet regulatory requirements.
  • Knowledge of current and developing clinical research trends.
  • Ability to work independently and display initiative to introduce innovations to our research study.




  • BA/BS Required


  • 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: basic/intermediate
  • Web development such as WordPress. basic/intermediate


No direct reports, but responsible for training and mentorship of staff, interns and volunteers.  Reviews work of trainees.  Coordinates lab activities.

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY (if applicable):     

Develops study budgets.  May assume grant management responsibilities for the unit.  Will prepare and monitor study budget and meet the requirements of funding sources.


Normal lab/office setting.

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