Clinical Research Coordinator
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GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
A full-time Clinical Research Coordinator I position is available in the TMS/EEG/MRI laboratories of the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). The successful candidate will be working in the TMS/EEG/MRI laboratories led by Drs. Aapo Nummenmaa and Jyrki Ahveninen, respectively, as well as other associated groups within the MGH Martinos Center.
The primary responsibilities of the Clinical Research Coordinator will be to manage clinical, basic science, and technology research studies within the laboratory. Working independently under the PIs, he or she will be responsible for pre-screening of healthy volunteers and patients, scheduling and recruitment, as well as administrative duties related to the careful operation of the study protocol. He or she will assist in spreadsheet management, including maintaining appropriate protocols for data security, access, and quality assurance.
The CRC appointee will also assist with the coordination of the study, including recruiting and scheduling participants, and the basic setup of the experimental sessions in the TMS, EEG, and MRI scanners, including helping setup physiological recording devices, and will help situate the volunteers in the scanner and other recording/stimulation devices. He or she will help oversee the experimental sessions, including recording of the physiological data, and be available to assist with basic operation of stimulus presentation software and of the TMS/EEG/MRI scanner itself.
The CRC appointee will work independently under general direction of the PI to coordinate research studies as well as to fill a limited supervisory role in the laboratory. He or she will coordinate regulatory and compliance activities and monitor laboratory safety. He or she will work with research staff to coordinate all laboratory activities including administrative tasks, study visits, and data analysis to assure that the laboratory is meeting the general goals and commitments of the PI. This effort will be in the form of weekly meetings with the PI, organizing and setting the agenda for weekly group laboratory meetings.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Collects & organizes patient data
- Maintains records and databases in Electronic Data Capture systems (REDCap)
- Uses software programs to generate graphs and reports
- Assists with creating advertisements and recruiting patients for clinical trials
- Obtains patient study data from medical records, physicians, etc.
- Conducts library searches
- Verifies accuracy of study forms
- Updates study forms per protocol
- Documents patient visits and procedures in LabArchives
- Assists with regulatory binders and QA/QC procedures
- Prescreens and interviews study subjects
- Administers and scores questionnaires
- Provides basic explanation of study and in some cases obtains informed consent from subjects
- Performs study procedures, which may include MEG, EEG, TMS, and (f)MRI.
- Assists with study regulatory submissions
- Writes consent forms
- Verifies subject inclusion/exclusion criteria
- Performs administrative support duties as required (equipment inventory, prepare orders)
- Maintains research data, patient fields, regulatory binders and study databases
- Assists the PIs in administrative tasks, including maintaining and updating regulatory and study-specific documentation.
- Performs data analysis and QA/QC data checks
- Organizes and interprets data
- Develops and implements recruitment strategies
- Acts as a study contact resource for patient and family
- Monitors and evaluates lab procedure data and study questionnaires
- Updates lab website information
- Contribute to IRB protocol amendments, continuing reviews, and submissions
- Assist with preparation of annual review
- May assist PI to prepare complete study reports
- Participates in preparing manuscripts for publication
SKILLS & COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
- Careful attention to details
- Good organizational skills
- Ability to follow directions
- Good communication skills
- Computer literacy
- Working knowledge of clinical research protocols
- Ability to demonstrate respect and professionalism for subjects’ rights and individual needs
- 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.
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