Clinical Research Coord. II

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POST DATE 9/9/2016
END DATE 10/22/2016

Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH) Boston, MA

Company
Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
3024554
AJE Ref #
576126660
Location
Boston, MA
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:

Up to 300 women and their partners will be recruited from the MGH OB ambulatory site to participate in a study of environmental exposures and pregnancy loss. The study will focus recruitment efforts on couples that have experienced at least one pregnancy loss in the first trimester and who are actively trying to conceive. Couples without a history of a pregnancy loss may be recruited as controls after study initiation. The Clinical Research Coordinator II, under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, will be responsible for subject recruitment, obtaining informed consent, administration of the study questionnaires, collection of biological specimens, and assisting participants as needed to complete the study components. The CRC II will keep detailed records of participant enrollment, consent, and responses to study measures. As time permits prior to study launch and based on the CRC II interests, the CRC may participate in literature review to related topics on environmental exposures and pregnancy.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Key responsibilities


* Prior to study initiation

* Help prepare IRB materials

* Obtain and organize all hard copy study materials (e.g. consent forms)

* Distribute study information and advertisements to recruitment sites

* Receive human subjects certification & study-specific training

* Attain facility with electronic study hardware & software

* Participate in research group meetings



* During participant recruitment & enrollment

* Obtain lists of potential participants and eligibility information

* Approach potential participants and provide a brief description of the study

* Review and obtain informed consent, to include assurance of anonymity

* Facilitate completion of questionnaires by participants, and biologic sample collection by medical providers and the pathology department.

* Maintain research databases, process, log and track biologic samples

* Maintain regulatory documentation for the human subjects committee

* Manage processing of home-collected follow up samples and surveys, and will contact patients by phone or email as necessary.

* Participate in research group meetings



* After completion of participant enrollment

* Ensure secure storage of all hard copy study materials (e.g. consent forms)

* Organize study data for analysis

* Participate in research group meetings

* Assist with preparation of research findings for presentation & publication

* Participates in other research activities as requested by PI


SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

* Superior interpersonal conversational and relational skills

* Excellent organizational and data management abilities

* Good written communication skills

* Facility with basic computer programs such as Word and Excel. Facility with statistical packages a plus (not required)

* Attention to detail

* Commitment to protecting patient privacy and upholding ethical standards.




EDUCATION:

* Minimum of bachelors degree (BA or BS)


EXPERIENCE:

* Prior experience in research study recruitment and survey administration preferred




WORKING CONDITIONS:

* Recruitment and study administration: Yawkey OB waiting room & research room. May be asked to recruit from health centers (Chelsea, Revere) as study progresses)

* Administrative tasks: will be provided cubicle space in Founders building

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.