CLINICAL RESEARCH COORD. I
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POST DATE 8/9/2016
END DATE 10/12/2016
Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)
JOB DESCRIPTIONGENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
The Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Minehan Heart Center is seeking a highly motivated individual to assist with a new biorepository initiative. The research focus of this group is cardiovascular diseases, with a particular emphasis on heart failure, which are major causes of death and disability in the United States. We seek to understand what determines the risk of developing these conditions, the consequences suffered after their onset as well as future treatment options taking advantage of state of the art tools of genetics, metabolomics and proteomics.
The successful candidate will be eager to become comfortable interacting with patients and their families, and curious about cardiovascular diseases. A high level of maturity is essential, as the coordinator is given access to personal and confidential medical information. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks are essential. Candidate must be self-motivated, independent in task completion, and comfortable accepting feedback and guidance from colleagues.
This position is ideal for someone interested in pursuing nursing or medical school or graduate studies in biology, genetics or clinical research. It involves extensive patient interaction as a member of a clinical research team.
This position is expected to start on or after September/October of 2016.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Clinical Research Coordinator I has the following duties and responsibilities:
Obtains informed consent and completes enrollment of patients
Acts as a study resource for patients, families and staff
Conducts subject interviews both in-person and by telephone and maintains patient databases
Coordinates and/or performs all study procedures including administration of standardized assessment tools, blood draws and blood sample processing, including DNA isolation and quantification
Prepares for study visits including organizing and preparing required documentation, creating sample kits and querying or updating recruitment databases
Independently enters research data into study databases and ensures adherence to expected data lifecycle timeline
Updates research data using Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access and other EDC systems
Attends weekly and monthly departmental and job-specific meetings
Maintains IRB and regulatory documentation for research studies
Assists with other research-related administrative tasks as needed
High proficiency with computers, specifically the Windows operating system, is essential. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as the ability to learn how to use new software is also important. Any knowledge regarding programming and statistical analysis are preferred but not required. Applicant should be trained in phlebotomy or be willing to be trained in phlebotomy. Some lab/blood processing skills are highly desirable.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, and/or REGISTRATIONS:
Bachelors degree required. Coursework in biology or other pre-medical or related fields is not required but may be helpful.
Experience working in an office environment preferred. Prior research experience not required.
May assist with the training and orienting of new staff.
FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY :
Duties will be performed in an office and hospital setting. 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.